The clothing group Gerry Weber International AG was recognized as an “attractive employer in Germany” by the global consulting institute Great Place to Work. This award is given to companies that offer their employees a particularly good corporate culture and attractive working conditions.
The evaluation is based on a detailed, anonymous survey of Gerry Weber employees on important topics such as trust in managers, quality of cooperation, appreciation, identification with the company, career development opportunities, remuneration, health promotion and work-life balance.
In addition, the company had to pass a test on its work culture, for which various measures and programs of human resources work were examined. Chairwoman and CEO Angelika Schindler-Obenhaus sees the award primarily as confirmation of the unique corporate culture at Gerry Weber: “Each and every one of our employees makes a valuable contribution to the company,” she confirms in a statement.
Gerry Weber honored for corporate culture
“Only together can we be successful. We want them to feel comfortable with us and to be able to develop optimally. We are very happy about the good reviews. Here it becomes clear that ‘We Are Gerry’ is much more than a slogan. ‘We Are Gerry’ is an expression of a very strong sense of togetherness and pride. This is really something very special and I am very grateful for it,” adds Schindler-Obenhaus.
“The award confirms the high identification of our employees with our company and the strong team spirit,” comments Head of Human Resources Dirk Wefing. “The employee survey gave us a lot of valuable information about the areas in which we can still improve. That spurs us on,” adds Wefing.
“At the same time stands [die Auszeichnung] for credible corporate governance and trusting, appreciative and fair dealings with each other,” adds Chief Financial Officer Florian Frank.
Gerry Weber has recently dealt intensively with the needs and wishes of its employees and has accordingly implemented a series of improvement measures such as the 4-day week, which employees have been able to opt for since this year.