Employee engagement delivers rewards for DHL ExpressBonn, 04/07/2014, 03:00 PM CEST
DHL Express has received numerous external awards for its HR activities over the last couple of years, with the latest recognition recently given for our efforts to advance employee conditions in several European countries.
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|DHL Express invests around EUR 500-600 million per year in its global transport infrastructure.||But these investments mean nothing if employees are not motivated to provide great service to a customer.||"DHL's performance can be measured in many ways, but it is the part that is perhaps most difficult to measure that contributes the most to our success: employee engagement. This is the reason we have paid so much attention to supplementing our investments in our global network with investments in staff development and motivation."||The Aon Hewitt 2013 Trends in Global Employee Engagement Report found that a 1% increase in engagement indicates a 0.6% increase in sales.|
|DHL has made investments in various initiatives to drive engagement, such as Staff Appreciation Weeks, spectacular Employee of the Year events and a company-wide development scheme. Over 100 000 employees worldwide have participated in the Certified International Specialists program.||
This approach has helped the company to win 57 HR-related awards in over 38 countries in 2013,
|The latest landmark achievement is the Top Employers Europe 2014 certification from the Top Employers Institute, based on awards in Belgium, Germany, Italy Poland and the UK. This honor recognizes DHL's efforts to advance employee conditions.||"'Motivated people' is a founding pillar of our strategy and our aim is to be Employer of Choice. We are therefore delighted to see our efforts pay off with recognition from the Top Employer institute and many other well-respected organizations around the world."|