13. Mar 2020
apollon receives award “Best employers in Baden-Wuerttemberg 2020”
apollon, leading software provider for marketing automation and product data communication, has been awarded as one of the best employers in the competition “Best Employers in Baden-Württemberg 2020” by Great Place to Work®. The prize was awarded to companies that offer their employees particularly attractive and beneficial working conditions.
The basis for the award was a previous anonymous survey of apollon employees. This survey covered central workplace topics such as trust in management, identification with the company, career development opportunities, remuneration, health promotion and work-life balance. In all categories apollon received very high approval rates from the workforce. In addition, the quality of the measures in human resources and management work at apollon was evaluated. Here, too, apollon scored above average. The outstanding results of the employee survey and the culture audit ultimately led to certification as an “attractive employer” and qualified apollon to participate in the “Best employer in Baden-Württemberg” competition. Partners of the initiative, which was launched in 2015, are the German Association for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (BVMW), the Demography Network (ddn) and the Ludwig Erhard Prize Initiative (ILEP). The umbrella competition is the nationwide Great Place to Work® competition “Germany’s Best Employers” (annual since 2002).
“The award stands for a workplace culture characterized by trust, pride and team spirit,” says Andreas Schubert, Managing Director of the German Great Place to Work® Institute. “Attractive working conditions and a supportive culture of cooperation are a central key to economic success and the accomplishment of important future tasks.”
“Baden-Wuerttemberg is one of the leading economic regions in Germany and Europe. Small and medium-sized companies as well as industrial groups are at home here. Stuttgart, Karlsruhe and Tübingen are among the regions in Europe with the highest economic power according to the Baden-Württemberg State Statistical Office. But, and this is the decisive point: 99 percent of all companies that form the backbone of the economy are mainly medium-sized companies. The southwest has over 100 hidden champions. In view of this fact, I am all the more pleased to be awarded the “Best Employer in Baden-Württemberg” prize and to have the satisfaction of our team confirmed once again,” says Norbert Weckerle, CEO of apollon GmbH+Co. KG.
Great Place to Work® is an international research and consulting network that supports companies in around 50 countries worldwide in creating an employee-oriented corporate culture. The focus is on building trust, enthusiasm and team spirit. In addition to company-specific analysis and consulting services to improve the quality of jobs and employer attractiveness, the institute regularly identifies very good employers and presents them to the public within the scope of supra-regional, regional and industry-specific employer competitions and in cooperation with renowned partners. The German Great Place to Work® Institute was founded in 2002 and employs around 90 people at its Cologne location.