COSMO CONSULT, Europe's leading Microsoft Dynamics partner, has received the "Best Employer" award in the 2017 TOP JOB competition. The TOP JOB seal of approval is awarded annually following a scientific study carried out under the leadership of the University of St. Gallen and is based on extensive management and employee surveys. It is regarded as one of the most prestigious hallmarks for the attractiveness of employers.
The most important qualification for a company is its performance. This performance is delivered by the people who work in a company. Appreciation of employees is therefore one of the most important criteria for the quality of the products and services, and thus the company as a whole. To provide employers with a reliable and objective means of assessing their human resource management and the satisfaction of their employees, the Zentrum für Arbeitgeberattraktivität, "zeag" for short, an independent center for employer attractiveness, and the University of St. Gallen’s institute for leadership and human resource management launched the TOP JOB benchmarking initiative. This employer comparison, which was carried out for the first time 15 years ago, collects and statistically analyzes data on the opinions of employees in particular, in addition to on measures, programs and strategies in human resources management.
The results thus provide a nationwide comparison of the qualities and challenges of companies as employers and thus can serve as a guideline for applicants and trainees in choosing an employer. In particular, they show companies how successful they are in achieving their objectives and to what extent they are succeeding in creating a livable, healthy working environment characterized by a strong culture of mutual appreciation in course of working together on a day-to-day basis. COSMO CONSULT impressed the researchers specifically in the area of corporate culture and communication, in terms of prospects and development opportunities for employees and internal entrepreneurship, and the numerous opportunities employees have to put their individual abilities to use and to work independently.
At the same time the TOP JOB jurors praised the open and uncomplicated cooperation at COSMO CONSULT on all levels and across ages and departments. It also praised its family orientation, including its extensive options to use flexible working time models customized in ways that fit the employee’s personal circumstances. "The 'TOP JOB' award stands for a sustainable workplace culture that is equally healthy and performance-oriented", explains Silke Masurat, managing director of zeag GmbH. "Through inspiring leadership, cooperating in an environment characterized by trust and good working conditions, COSMO CONSULT manages to create a fertile climate for innovation and performance."
"Our business has a lot to do with visions for the future and with the vision of improving working environments by using modern software technologies", said Uwe Bergmann, Chief Executive Officer of COSMO CONSULT. "But we do not understand technology as an end in itself. Our guiding principle is: 'Business software for people'. In other words, we believe that it is software that serves people. As a modern, cosmopolitan, responsible and, above all, human technology company, we want to actively shape the digital transformation of the world of work and enrich it with our vision of technology geared toward humans. Accordingly we measure the success of our business not only in terms of economic indicators, but also and above all in terms of the satisfaction and the personal success of our employees."
The awards ceremony for the TOP JOB certificate, which includied naming COSMO CONSULT the best employer, took place on 17 February in a festive setting in Berlin. Wolfgang Clement, former Federal Minister of Economics and Labour and current TOP JOB mentor, presented the award. The quality seal and the title were awarded for the duration of two years.