'Best Employers 2014'
Shimano Europe Group is very proud and happy to announce that we, as Team Shimano Europe Group, finished in the 4th place of the best employers < 1.000 employees in last years employee satisfaction survey that is held amongst Dutch based companies. Overall we finished at the fourth place, but in our own sector “Production and Industry” we finished 2nd.
On October 7th 2014, all results got published by Effectory & VNU in the new Del la Mar Theater in Amsterdam. Shimano finished on the 4th place. This result was far beyond our expectations. Out of 332 participating companies and more than 200.000 employees joining the survey Shimano finished 4th just 0,2 points behind the winner ZLM Insurances in the category < 1.000 employees.
Shimano Europe Group is a healthy and fast growing organisation of 22 companies accross Europe employing over 565 employees. As the success of a company is highly depending of the performance, well-being and satisfaction of it's employees, Effectory is requested to conduct the employee satisfaction survey once every 2 years. As best employers is a Dutch election done by Effectory & VNU only the results of our Dutch companies (280 employees) are used in this measurement. The 7,9 score is result of 6 underlying questions. If we simply look at the question for the general satisfaction it reached even up to 8.0. This figure is 0,4 higher than our previous survey in 2011. We are glad to have such a nice team of happy and satisfied people joining Team Shimano.
This result will definitely help Shimano to build it’s employer brand further, but this was never a goal for itself. The success of a company is highly depending on the performance of employees. Only empowered and motivated employees can serve empowered customers. In order to measure and stimulate it was decided 7 years ago to participate in this survey. Shimano participates in this survey on a bi-annual basis, so it concerns the results of our 4th employee satisfaction survey.
The main topics in which we scored very high, were satisfaction and loyalty. We show healthy figures, and we have a low retention grade and a low illness percentage.
We can all be very proud on the achievements we made as Team Shimano during last years.
Currently, we installed a Project Group which is looking into ways that we can explore our current performances even further. As Team Shimano, we all will help them and share the ambitions to achieve a top 3 position in future.
To celebrate this achievement, all our employees in Europe got a piece of cake.
To see the full results, please click here.