Both companies in Lithuania were certified as Top Employers after a thorough independent research, which proved their excellence in human resources environment and progressive 'people-first' practices. Based on a stringent methodology by the "Top Employers Institute", thorough analysis done using objective quantitative and qualitative parameters on how the company attracts and retains talents, what learning and development programs the company implements, how employees' achievements are evaluated and how they are rewarded, including, but not limited to talent and performance, leadership management and so on. According to David Plink, Managing Director of "Top Employers Institute", this certification program is a great opportunity for companies to benchmark their HR environment and people offerings in a national, European and even global context.
Both Philip Morris companies in Lithuania are granted with "Top Employer Lithuania 2019" and "Top Employer Europe 2019" certificates for the fifth consecutive year, while "Top Employer Global 2019" - for the third year in a row. This year more Lithuanian companies decided to participate in the certification process enabling the possibility to rank companies within the country. Philip Morris companies in Lithuania are leading in all of the implemented categories of people practices.
"Philip Morris" People and Culture Manager for Baltic Countries Asta Sakalauskaitė is glad that more companies in Lithuania are willing to be audited and certified based on objective criteria by the structured and globally recognized methodology. The more companies put focus on to objective employee offerings and wellbeing, the better working environment will be created in Lithuania.
"Our company is driving industry transformation aiming to create a smoke free future worldwide, therefore talent attraction, motivation and retention is one of the key strategic directions. Our people are our biggest competitive advantage and we continuously look for new opportunities to improve their working environment and our people practices, creating more opportunities for employee development professional growth. The certificates confirm that we are on the right path," said A. Sakalauskaitė.
In 2019, more than 1500 organisations worldwide in 118 countries were certified. Certified Top Employers are measured according to high-level international standards set by the „HR Best Practices Survey". Top Employer certificates are valid for one year.
About the Top Employers Institute The "Top Employers Institute" is a global authority on certifying excellence in employee conditions. As an independent HR certification organization, the "Top Employers Institute" assesses participants through their global HR Best Practices Survey. In order to be certified, organisations must successfully achieve the required minimum standard as set out by the "Top Employers Institute" in regards to Talent Strategy, Workforce Planning, Talent Acquisition, On-boarding, Learning & Development, Performance Management, Leadership Development, Career & Succession Management, Compensation, Benefits and Culture. The audit conducted by the international audit company „Grand Thornton "ensures the transparency and integrity of the results.