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DHL Freight is Top Employer in 2022 – Again

We have been awarded! For the third time in a row, the Top Employers Institute has ranked DHL Freight as a top employer in Europe in 2022. After 2020 and 2021, we have once again improved on our scores from previous years.

Awarded in Seven Countries

In 2021, we were already recognized as a top employer in five European countries and in Europe as a whole. Two more countries have joined the list this year: Denmark and Slovakia. A first-class corporate culture and first-class employee development are two key aspects of our “FREIGHT2025” strategy, in which our employees play a crucial role.

DHL Freight was honored as a Top Employer in 2022 in the following countries:

  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • The Netherlands
  • Sweden
  • Denmark (new)
  • Slovakia (new)

For 2022, DHL Freight has once again significantly increased its Top Employers Institute ratings by 5.10 percent compared to the previous year. Business strategy, corporate values, leadership, and employee engagement were ranked most favorably. The biggest leaps in scores were made in the diversity and inclusion categories. The digitization of HR management and the working environment also met with a very positive response.

“Diversity, inclusion, and a positive work environment create space for development. The versatility of our employees and the promotion of their individual strengths characterize DHL Freight – and we are pleased to see our work acknowledged. Not only with the Top Employer award, but in every day working life.”

Davin UrbanDavid Urban, Head of Human Resources DHL Freight

Top performance in a company primarily derives from physical and emotional well-being: This is the conviction of DHL Freight. This is the only way to deliver a strong customer focus in day-to-day business. Ensuring that current employees are comfortable is a prerequisite for attracting, retaining, and developing new talent in the long term.

About the Award

The Top Employers Institute presents the award annually to companies that either employ more than 250 people at national level or are part of an international group with an overall workforce of more than 2,500. The award is based on a best-practice questionnaire with more than 600 practises and ten topics from the crucial areas of HR work.

The ten topics are:

  • Talent Strategy
  • Workforce Planning
  • Talent Acquisition
  • On-boarding
  • Learning & Development
  • Performance Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Career & Succession Management
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Culture

To distinguish ourselves as a top employer and create an environment for employees in which they perform well and enjoy working, DHL Freight carries out numerous training measures in all areas of HR every year. These include continuing education programs with internal courses in logistics, management, and process optimization. There are also new initiatives to examine how tasks, expectations, stress levels and work environment affect employee health and satisfaction, and how to implement improvements.

Top Employers Institute
The Top Employers Institute was established 30 years ago. In the 1990s the emphasis was on publishing with a series of books focused on strong HR strategies. Since 2013, the Dutch-based company has been expanding at global scale. It has evolved into the market leader for HR certification and creates strategies for recruiting employees and staff retention. In 2022, 1850 companies from 125 countries and regions achieved certification. For this, numerous processes in the areas of personnel acquisition, management, and development are closely examined.

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