28.02.2020, Garching near Munich
Group receives accolades from Stern and Focus Business
The Zeppelin Group has again been recognized as being among the best employers in Germany in 2020, achieving impressive results in two independent rankings by Stern and Business Focus magazines.
In the "1000 Top Employers in Germany in 2020" ranking, published by Focus Business magazine in its 01/2020 edition (circulation period: February 2020), Zeppelin came in 114th in the overall assessment, and was awarded an outstanding 5th place in the Industry category. In the Stern ranking, which was published in January, Zeppelin took its position at the head of the field with the best employers in Germany, in 160th place. The company came 9th in the rail, ship and aircraft construction segment, and 10th in the mechanical and plant engineering category.
"We are over the moon about these fantastic accolades that recognize us as a top employer, and delighted that they validate the Human Resources measures and initiatives we have implemented so far. Zeppelin will continue to work hard to offer our employees the optimum environment for them to fully realize their potential. We do this in various ways, from offering further and advanced training, through health-focused programs, to support in terms of childcare or if employees are experiencing difficult family situations," comments Alexandra Mebus, Labor Director and a Managing Director at the Zeppelin Group.
In collaboration with the kununu online employer rating platform, Focus Business magazine analyzed the ratings logged there in relation to more than 900,000 companies, with the analysis considering both the ratings themselves (at least 3.0 kununu stars) and the number of ratings given. Only companies with more than 500 employees were taken into account when determining the results. Factors such as corporate culture, work environment and remuneration were included in the survey, which has now been conducted eight times.
Stern took a similar approach in its Germany's 500 Best Employers ranking, which was published in January. This rating also only looked at companies that have more than 500 employees and have their head office in Germany. 45,000 employees completed an anonymous online survey for the ranking, which Stern has compiled in collaboration with market research institute Statista for the first time. The surveyed employees rated their own company as well as other businesses in the industry. The survey addressed more than 50 points, but the key question was whether the employees would recommend their respective employer to others.