CARY, N.C., March 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- People magazine has named SAS in the top 5 of its first annual "50 Companies That Care" list. People partnered with Great Place to Work to identify the top US companies caring for their communities, their employees and the world.
SAS came in number five on the list, which was based on more than 368,000 surveys from individuals employed by U.S. businesses across a range of industries. The companies were also selected based on the generosity of their benefits and charitable work, as well as personal accounts of the incredible impact these organizations have made on the lives of their employees.
"SAS has always put people first and is recognized around the world as a pioneer in workplace culture. Our employees are empowered to create and have the flexibility to manage life outside of work," said SAS Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Jenn Mann. "When employees feel valued and cared for, they thrive and make a positive impact both at work and in their community."
SAS is greatly committed to helping employees thrive – inside and outside of the office. In addition to the multitude of training and development opportunities that help support them at work, SAS provides a wealth of widely recognized campus benefits to help employees maintain work/life balance. These SAS headquarters offerings include a free on-site health care center with a pharmacy and free recreation and fitness center, plus a Work/Life division staffed with certified counsellors to help employees with a wide range of personal issues. SAS also provides onsite a company subsidized daycare and preschool. These, plus the countless on-site convenience services – like a hair and nail salon, dry cleaning and subsidized cafeterias – are among the many reasons why SAS appeals to job seekers at all stages of their careers.
"What we found so striking about the Companies That Care was just how personal their employees' stories were. These organizations go out of their way again and again to look after the well-being of their people, both day to day and during personal struggles when they need it the most," said Kim Peters, executive vice president of Great Place to Work.
Recognized consistently as a best workplace in countries around the world, SAS is a staple on Fortune magazine's Best Places to Work in the US, and currently holds the number 2 spot among the best workplaces in the world. SAS also tops the lists of great places to work for millennials, recent graduates, women, technology workers, working parents and single fathers.
In addition to supporting its employees, SAS has always sought opportunities to improve the world – from its unwavering commitment to education to analyzing data for good to deliver world-changing results to humanitarian issues. Learn more about these initiatives in the SAS Annual Report.
About People's "50 Companies That Care"
People's Companies That Care list highlights the top 50 US companies with 1,000 or more employees that have succeeded in business while also demonstrating respect, compassion and concern for their employees, their communities and the environment. To identify the "50 Companies That Care," People partnered with Great Place to Work® to produce the list using the research firm's extensive database and inside knowledge of outstanding workplaces around the globe. The list is based on nearly 370,000 employees' responses to survey questions asking them to rate how their companies treat them on a day-today basis. The list also takes into account employees' personal stories about the difference their workplaces have made in their lives and in their communities – and the generosity of their organizations' benefits, financial donations, and volunteerism.
Time Inc.'s People revolutionized personality journalism when it launched as a weekly in 1974 with a mission to celebrate extraordinary people doing ordinary things and ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Ubiquitous and still at the center of pop culture more than 40 years later, the People brand is accessible across all media and platforms (print, digital, video, OTT, mobile, social) bringing more than 80 million consumers a unique mix of breaking entertainment news, exclusive photos, video, unparalleled access to the red carpet, celebrities, and in-depth reporting on the most compelling newsmakers of our time. An essential component of People's editorial vision remains human interest stories, which touch and often mirror the lives of our passionate audience.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework and expertise needed to create, sustain and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For" and a series of Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries.
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