Avery Dennison is Named China’s “Top 50 Best Employers” by Staffers Magazine
BEIJING, December 17, 2009 – Avery Dennison has earned a coveted spot on Staffers magazine’s "Top 50 Best Employers” list for 2009, confirming its status as an employer of choice for China’s most promising young professionals. The annual ranking recognizes companies that offer a positive team-focused work environment and caring employee culture, and provide opportunities to develop an exceptional career with an industry leader.
"Many senior executives say that people are their company's most important asset, but few are really serious about their human capital. At Avery Dennison, we don't just unilaterally set expectations for our staff, we constantly ask ourselves what our employees expect of us. We treat our people as we treat our valued customers, because they create the value on which our success is based. Our aim is to create and sustain an environment where employees are inspired, engaged, recognized and rewarded, and where everyone is able to take ownership and contribute to the development of the company in a proactive and passionate manner," said Gene Yang, General Manager of Retail Information Services, North China, Avery Dennison, at the Staffers award ceremony in Beijing.
“If you are a highly motivated and focused individual who is ready to join a supportive team and determined to take your career to new heights, we want to meet you. In turn, we pledge to support you and challenge you to be the very best you can be,” he continued.
The only workplace-focused magazine in China, Staffers has built a loyal readership of well-educated young professionals since its establishment in 2006. Its monthly circulation currently exceeds 118,000 copies. Staffers is published by China Business Journal, which also publishes the influential Business Management Review for senior executives in local enterprises and multinational companies.
Staffers has organized the annual "Top 50 Best Employers" since 2007. This year they solicited online votes from young professionals in addition to surveying employees and conducting internal panel judgment as in the last two years. Aside from Avery Dennison, Staffers also acknowledged ABB, Adidas, Allianz Insurance, Ernst & Young, Alibaba, Bayer, Dell, DHL, EMC, Glaxo SmithKline, GE, Goldman Sachs, BMW, haidilao, HP, Huawei, KWG Property Holding Limited, IBM, Coca-Cola, Lenovo China, LG, Li Ning, McKinsey & Company, 3M, Nokia, DNV, Loreal, Ping An Insurance, Trend Micro, Shell, SAP China, Sandvik, SANDA, Samsung China, SMC, Dow Chemical, Tencent, UPS, Vivaki, Microsoft, Vanke, Hong Kong Jockey Club, Estee Lauder, Intel, CITIC Group, China Merchants Bank, Standard Charter Bank, Petro China, and China Mobile.
A total of 260 companies entered the “Top 50 Best Employers” contest in 2009. During the two-month judging process, 152 firms were selected to enter the second round, which included employee feedback, with 90 firms short-listed for the final round of online voting.
Companies enter the “Top 50 Best Employers” contest at the discretion of a panel of experts, with the final listing decided through an independent survey of staff and public online voting. Results are reviewed by a panel of experts to ensure the selection is objective and accurate. The 2009 judging panel was made up of human resources consultants and other top executives from companies including Deloitte China, DDI World, MyCOS, Horizonkey, Mercer, Career International Consulting, Manpower, Zhaopin.com, Freshmedia China, and Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.
Inspiring and supportive employer
Celebrating its first 15 years in China in 2009, Avery Dennison has nearly 14,000 staff here and is recognized as an inspiring and supportive employer. It offers an advanced Leadership Development Program to nurture talented local professionals for leadership positions within the company, and also pioneered China’s first corporate provident fund. It also supports outstanding university students through the InvEnt “Spirit of Invention” Scholarship Program offered by the Avery Dennison Foundation.
Avery Dennison is committed to continuing to invest in its people and facilities in China. It currently operates 20 facilities across China, as well as offices nationwide, in addition to the Avery Dennison Pressure-Sensitive Label Converting College. It also chose China as the site of the first Avery Dennison Research Center outside of the United States, opening the Neal Research Center in Kunshan in 2006.
For more information about careers at Avery Dennison, please visit http://www.averydennison.com.cn.
Award recognizes opportunities for career success at Avery Dennison
Receiving Avery Dennison’s "Top 50 Best Employers” award, Mr. Gene Yang (6th from the left) General Manager of Retail Information Services, North China, emphasized the company’s efforts to create an environment where China’s best talents can become future leaders of the global labeling industry.
About Avery Dennison
Avery Dennison is a recognized industry leader that develops innovative identification and decorative solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide. The Company’s products include pressure-sensitive labeling materials; graphics imaging media; retail apparel ticketing and branding systems; RFID inlays and tags; office products; specialty tapes; and a variety of specialized labels for automotive, industrial and durable goods applications. A FORTUNE 500 Company with sales of US$6.7 billion in 2008, Avery Dennison is based in Pasadena, California and has employees in over 60 countries. For more information, visit www.averydennison.com or www.averydennison.com.cn.
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