La-Femme ( GEZE ) – GEZE Middle East has the pleasure to announce that “GEZE has been awarded the Top Employer Seal & the Top Job Seal. The Top Employer seal of approval was awarded to GEZE for the fifth time. The award means the specialist in door, window and safety technology is one of Germany’s best employers. This seal of approval recognizes companies that demonstrate exceptional personnel management and provide outstanding services for their staff. Furthermore, the ‘Top Job’ award is aimed for companies with strategic focus on sustainable human resources and the continued development of their employees’ qualities;″ declared Charles Constantin Managing Director of GEZE Middle East.
Employees come first
The results of the detailed study confirm that GEZE has an outstanding employee environment. Its staff enjoy taking on responsible tasks and interesting perspectives in an innovative, internationally characterized environment – combined with the advantages of a medium-sized family business. This includes flat hierarchies and short decision paths, development possibilities, an above-average performance-related compensation and company pension scheme, employment security, a good work/life balance as w ell as an open company culture.
“We focus on the employee. We place great emphasis on training and further developing our staff, including fostering individual skills,” says Brigitte Vöster -Alber, Chief Executive Officer of GEZE GmbH. “It was only with our employees’ ideas and commitment that we were successfully able to enter the building automation market in past years. We continue to drive digital networking in building management systems further forward – with one goal: the development of buildings worth living in.”
GEZE provides even its junior staff with various forms of support. For example, one big benefit are the periods spent abroad for “International Business” students. Tim Ramsayer is completing a dual study program in industrial engineering with GEZE and has carried out a competitor analysis for electric strikes in the Spanish market.
“I did my preparation here in Leonberg within the specialist department and got in touch with colleagues in Barcelona who were really accommodating,” explains Tim Ramsayer. “Everyone at GEZE Iberia speaks English. During my benchmarking project, I had access to everyone, received full support whatever questions I had, and gained insights into how the Spanish work.”
Auditing process with high demands
The international Top Employers Institute analyses leading global employers, who offer excellent conditions for employees, promote talent in all areas of the company and continuously develop their employee orientation. The Top Employer Germany seal certifies only those companies that have proven that they meet the highest standards in their personnel management and strategy. The comprehensive written and verbal audit covers a total often areas. To guarantee objectivity, all the results are additionally checked by a major audit firm.
Outstanding employer qualities
In particular, the ‘Top Job’ mentor Wolf gang Clement praised the awarded companies for their strategic focus on sustainable human resources, and the continued development of their employer qualities. It is primarily medium-sized companies such as GEZE who fulfil this constitutional obligation with their willingness to training. zeag GmbH, the center for employer attractiveness, awards companies, which promote a healthy workplace culture with the ‘Top Job’ seal of quality. This is demonstrated by the quality of work done by management, and high job satisfaction within the workforce.
Nationwide ‘Top Job’ comparison
GEZE is particularly outstanding in the areas of leadership and vision, culture and communication, and with long-term perspectives f or the workforce. Amongst other things, colleagues benefit from an extensive offer of further training, and responsible tasks in a global environment. They also enjoy the benefits of a medium-sized family business, such as flat hierarchies, short decision-making routes, and an above-average performance related salary.
“We are extremely delighted to receive the ‘Top Job’ seal,” says GEZE managing director Sandra Alber. “And we are also very pleased that our approach towards the workforce has been honored in this way. Employer attractiveness is firmly anchored in our strategy. We will continue to build on our employer qualities with the help of the ‘Top Job ‘ analysis and extensive feedback from our employees.”
GEZE wows with contemporary HR instruments
Scientists from the Institute for Leadership and Human Resource Management at the University of St Gallen, led by Professor Heike Bruch, asked HR management online about HR instruments used. For this purpose, amongst other things, GEZE makes use of a contemporary Cloud-based HR tool which serves to assess performances and agree targets, and supports the individual support of each employee. The HR instrument decides a third, and an employee questionnaire two-thirds of the final result.
98 medium –sized companies applied f or the current ‘Top Job’ round. 81 companies will now bear the seal for the next two years. A total of 16,740 employees were surveyed, around 62% of who work in family businesses. The top employees include 25 national and 7 global market leaders. On average, the companies employ 307 employees and the average proportion of w omen in management positions is 24%.
The GEZE brand stands for innovation and premium quality products, processes and services. GEZE is one of the leaders on the market and is a reliable partner worldwide for door, window and safety technology products and systems. No matter what the requirements of the building are – GEZE realizes optimum solutions and combines functionality and security with comfort and design. GEZE door closers open up numerous technical and visual options. Every day millions of people go through doors equipped with the overhead door closers from the TS 5000 series and enjoy the barrier-free convenience of automatic door systems, e.g. the Slimdrive and Powerturn lines. The integrated all-glass design systems are pure aesthetics. GEZE also has a wide product range for window and ventilation technology. Complete “intelligent” smoke and heat exhaust solutions (RWA) and a comprehensive selection of door systems for RWA air supply solutions are also available for preventative fire protection. GEZE’s safety technology includes escape and rescue route solutions, lock technology and access control systems. With system expertise, GEZE creates coordinated system solutions that combine individual functions and security requirements in one intelligent system. The latest innovations are the new building automation system GEZE Cockpit and interface modules for integrating GEZE products into networking solutions which turn buildings into Smart Buildings. GEZE product solutions have received numerous awards and can be found in renowned structures all over the world. The company is represented by 31 subsidiaries, 27 of which are abroad, a flexible and highly efficient distribution and service network and more than 3,000 employees worldwide and generated revenues of over 430.4 million Euros in the 2017/2018 business year.