E.ON once again among the top 5 best employers in Germany

E.ON has been named one of the 100 best employers in Germany. E.ON also achieved an excellent 5th place postion in the category "Companies with over 5,000 employees" in the coveted Great Place to Work® Institute "Deutschlands Beste Arbeitgeber 2011" awards. This is the 8 time E.ON, one of the largest power and gas companies in Europe, has been successful. The award recognizes attractive employers with a special quality and was conferred by the Great Place to Work® Institute Germany and the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs at an award gala in Berlin.

Regine Stachelhaus, member of the E.ON AG Board of Management said: "Our ranking among the top 5 employers in Germany is an award for our HR work. We will not let up in our commitment to create attractive working conditions and development possibilities in order to offer our employees a rewarding working environment and, in an increasingly tighter market, to continue to remain among the best for recruiting talent."

As part of the nationwide employer competition, seven German E.ON companies participated in an anonymous employee survey. The key assessment criteria were credibility, respect and fairness, identification of the employees with and the team spirit in the company. In addition, the activities and concepts of the company’s HR work were analysed and assessed in a ‘culture audit’.

A total of 290 companies from all branches of industry, size categories and regions applied for the quality seal " Deutschlands Beste Arbeitgeber 2011". They were subjected to a thorough examination and an independent assessment of their quality and attraction as employers. The Great Place to Work® Institute Germany surveyed a total of some 120,000 workers. The annual study and the competition " Deutschlands Beste Arbeitgeber" are conducted by the Great Place to Work® Institute Germany in cooperation with the New Quality of Work Initiative (INQA), the University of Cologne and the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. The "Handelsblatt" newspaper and "personalmagazin" are the media partners.

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