British American Tobacco Recognised Again as a Global Top Employer
LONDON: British American Tobacco (BAT) is proud to announce that it has been named as a Global Top Employer for the second year running.
BAT has been certified as a Top Employer in various regions around the world since 2009, and was awarded Global Top Employer certification for the first time in 2018, in recognition of its continuing efforts to develop and grow its 55,000 people around the world.
Giovanni Giordano, Group HR Director at BAT, comments: Receiving Global Top Employer certification, for the second year running, is a great honour as it acknowledges our commitment to creating an inclusive and innovative working environment where our people have exciting development opportunities and can bring their diverse experiences, skillsets and ideas to the table.
To be recognised as a Top Employer in 43 markets is a fantastic achievement. We have always believed that our people and their talents are essential to our success - and in this exciting period of transformation and change at BAT, I am delighted that our continued work to invest in our people has been recognised in this way.
David Plink, CEO of the Top Employers Institute, said: British American Tobacco keeps growing every year as an outstanding company to work for. Being certified, for the second year running, as a Global Top Employer in five continents is a fantastic achievement, and one that BAT shares with just a handful of other companies around the world. Continuous career development has always been a focal point for BAT, as well as supporting work-life balance for employees throughout their careers. This Global Top Employer accreditation acknowledges BAT's commitment to providing best-in-class working environments and career opportunities.
The Top Employer certification process is conducted annually by the Top Employers Institute, an independent organisation that studies the employee offerings of major employers around the world. Certification recognises employers that provide best-in-class employment practices that allow employees to develop themselves personally and professionally, while driving business results.
Participating companies undergo a very rigorous assessment process which includes an extensive review of employer practices across nine broad topics: Talent Strategy; Performance Management; Learning & Development; Leadership Development; Career & Succession Management; Workforce planning; On-boarding; Culture; and Compensation and Benefit. Several validation sessions are held where evidence of these practices is provided, and an independent audit of the findings is also carried out.