as a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, kone has been selected by forbes business magazine as the world’s best employer for two consecutive years. kone ranked 105th in forbes world's best 2000 employers in 2018.
“kone is proud to have been awarded the forbes world’s best employer. for years, being an ideal workplace has been one of kone's strategic goals. this list has also highlighted our position as an industry leader.” said susanne skippari, executive vice president of human resources, kone corporation.
she added: “we regard diversity, employee benefits, and professional skill development as our business strengths. our ranking demonstrates that these values have been consistently appreciated by existing and potential employees.”
focusing on skills development and leadership is one way to achieve this goal. kone encourages all employees to establish personal development plans and supports their participation in numerous global learning programs to develop their skills.
by the end of 2017, kone had more than 52,000 employees in 129 countries, serving customers in more than 60 countries.
according to forbes magazine, all employers on the list are recognized by their employees and other respondents, especially in terms of brand image, work environment, and cultural diversity.
after investigating and analyzing over 430,000 pieces of recommendation information from around the world, the 2018 list of the world's best employers was released.
in the survey, employees were asked to evaluate their employers, give the likeliness that they would recommend their employers to friends or family members, and recommend other companies they favored.
based on the 2018 forbes global 2000 best employers ranking, this list includes listed companies from 60 countries.