The Great Place to Work (GPTW) has acknowledged Baxter to be one of the best work places in Europe. Among other Multinational Companies in Europe, Baxter was included in the 2011 list of the best workplaces by the GPTW institute at a recent ceremony at the Pavillon Gabriel in Paris. The recognition of Baxter’s ranking goes to its nine European sites that were included in the national GPTW listings this year: Austria, Denmark, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland.
Based on the results of a survey of staff and HR managers, the GPTW Institute assesses, evaluates. and identifies the best workplaces. Baxter employees from sixteen countries were called upon to evaluate various quarters of their workplace experiences such as respect, trust, fairness, pride, and team, in an anonymous survey conducted last year. The survey also comprised an evaluation of Baxter’s work culture with special emphasis on parameters such as cultural diversity, managerial effectiveness, absentee rates, and development.
Vice president of human resources for Baxter’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, Carole Le Meur, said: “Being recognized by the Great Place to Work Institute during our first participation in the assessment is an achievement of which we are particularly proud.”
By participating in the survey, Baxter not only attempted to establish how its workplace environment is placed with respect to other companies, but also, more importantly, aimed to obtain feedback from staff and employees for improvements and betterment of services.
Peter Nickli, the EMEA President for Baxter, is of the opinion that the credit of the company’s inclusion in GPTW listings at the national and European level can partly be attributed to its focus on promoting a comprehensive and diverse work environment whilst encouraging employees to pursue their career growth opportunities.