AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Faurecia, one of the world's largest automotive suppliers, has been recognized as a Top Employer in the U.S. by the Top Employers Institute, an independent organization that certifies employers around the world for excellence in the work environment they create for employees.
As part of the Top Employers certification process, Faurecia participated in a rigorous, multi-faceted research evaluation assessing employers in areas such as company culture, talent strategy, workforce planning, onboarding, learning and development, performance management, leadership development, career and succession management, compensation and benefits. To further reinforce the validity of the process, all answers were independently audited, meaning this research has verified Faurecia's outstanding employee conditions and earned them a coveted spot among a choice group of certified Top Employers in the United States.
Faurecia was most noted for its commitment to learning and development via programs offered at Faurecia University North America, its dedicated onboarding process for acclimating new employees, and the opportunities it provides employees to gain international experiences through employee exchange and travel. Through its "Being Faurecia" worldwide company culture initiative, Faurecia has also defined a culture of accountability, continuous improvement and workforce development.
"At Faurecia, we work very hard to foster a workplace that not only values engagement, professional development and employee empowerment across the organization, but also creates a stimulating environment for those looking to grow their skills in high tech trades, from advanced manufacturing to engineering to research and development," said Adam Jeffries, Vice President of Human Resources, Faurecia North America. "We are honored to be recognized for our efforts in creating a top workplace for our people, who include some of the top employees in the world."
The annual, international research undertaken by the Top Employers Institute recognizes leading global employers: those that provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organization, and which strive to continuously optimize employment practices.
"Optimal offerings and HR best practices ensure that employees are able to develop personally and professionally," said Top Employers Institute CEO David Plink. "This, in turn, enables companies to maximize organizational performance and attract and retain the best talent. Our comprehensive research concluded that Faurecia provides an outstanding employee environment and offers a wide range of creative initiatives – from benefits and learning and development opportunities to well-thought-out career management programs – that are truly aligned with the company's culture."
The Top Employers Institute has been certifying employers worldwide for their excellence in HR best practices that advance the development of their employees since 1991. Faurecia earned Top Employer 2016 certification in the U.S., France and Germany. For more information, visit Faurecia's U.S. profile page.
Faurecia is one of the world's largest automotive equipment suppliers. The company consists of four key Business Groups: Automotive Seating, Emissions Control Technologies, Interior Systems and Automotive Exteriors. In 2015, the Group posted sales of $23 billion. As of December 31, 2015, Faurecia employed 103,000 people in 34 countries at 330 sites, including 30 R&D centers. Faurecia is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris stock exchange and trades in the U.S. over-the-counter (OTC) market. For more information, visit: http://na.faurecia.com/en
In North America, Faurecia had sales of $6.4 billion in 2015. It employs more than 20,000 people at 48 locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
About Top Employers Institute
Top Employers Institute, headquartered in the Netherlands, is an independent organization that certifies excellence in employee offerings, HR practices and the environment employers have in place for employees to advance their development. Top Employers opened its U.S. office in Alexandria, VA in 2016. In 2015, Top Employers entered into a strategic global partnership with U.S.-based HR Certification Institute, the premier credentialing organization for HR professionals worldwide, to expand the global reach of both organizations in a shared mission to raise the level of excellence of the worldwide human resource management profession. For more than 25 years, Top Employers Institute has recognized exceptional employers around the world with its annual Top Employers Global, Top Employers Continent, and Top Employers Country certifications. Since 1991, Top Employers has recognized more than 1,000 Top Employers in 102 countries.