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DHL Freight Remains Top Employer – for the Fifth Year in a Row

Continuity at the highest level: From 2020 to 2024, the Top Employers Institute has awarded DHL Freight the title of European Top Employer every year. In 2024, a total of 15 of our national companies will receive the prestigious award for their outstanding conditions for employees and excellent HR strategies. For the first time, DHL Global Event Logistics was also honored.

Overcoming Challenges Together and Securing the Future

Our targets are ambitious: we want to attain the highest delivery quality and an optimal customer experience in an ever more sustainable way. We can only succeed in this if we can rely on our employees and their determined commitment. On the other hand, all the people who make up DHL Freight can rest assured that we do everything we can to create a working environment in which all employees feel comfortable and can contribute. These values are practiced in all divisions of our company – and the Top Employer 2024 award has once again confirmed this.

Once Again: More Countries Honored than in the Previous Year

We are particularly proud that we are not only being recognized as Top Employer for the fifth time in a row but have also been able to increase the number of award-winning national companies once again. In 2023 it was twelve countries, now it is 15.

Our congratulations go to:

  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Netherlands
  • Romania
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • UK

Having Top Employer recognition enables DHL Freight UK to attract the right candidate and is a true demonstration of the professionalism and support we provide to our employees. The UK organization is going through a growth push, and it is vital for our strategy to be the employer of choice.

Thomas Mercuri, Managing Director, DHL Freight UK

In addition, DHL Global Event Logistics, one of the market-leading providers of international trade fair and event logistics, has also been acknowledged as an outstanding employer.

At Global Event Logistics, our team is the bedrock of our success! This award marks our inaugural achievement as Top Employer, setting the groundwork for what we hope will be the first of numerous acknowledgments. This accolade reaffirms our commitment to cultivating an environment where innovation and collaboration flourish, making us the employer of choice.

Frederik Reifegerste, Managing Director, DHL Global Event Logistics GmbH

What Distinguishes a Top Employer

Employers who are certified by the Top Employers Institute play a pioneering role in their HR practices. They must undergo a rigorous process to assess and validate their HR policies and specific working conditions – fully meeting or exceeding the best practices in their respective industry. Top Employers also commit to continuously developing their HR practices for a better working environment.

Winning the top employer award brings publicity to the company and increases the perception of the company as an employer that cares about the quality of working life, that takes care of a good working environment and takes care of its employees. The top employer award increases the company's attractiveness. The company is perceived as competitive and attractive in the eyes of future employees.

Vít Návrat, Managing Director DHL Freight CZ

The Top Employer award is conferred every year in January. National companies with more than 250 employees or international companies with more than 2,500 employees are eligible to participate. A best practice questionnaire with over 600 HR practices and topics provides the award criteria. To receive the award, a minimum number of points has to be achieved.

The individual topics are:

  • Talent strategy
  • Workforce planning
  • Talent acquisition
  • Application processes and on-boarding
  • In-service training and development
  • Leadership development
  • Career and succession management
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Culture

We are extremely proud that DHL Freight Romania has been recognized as a Top Employer for 2024. The certification confirms the company's investment in all HR areas, and this strengthens even more our high standard for being an Employer of Choice. The Top Employer certification fits our company's strategy, and we will continue to work on improving lives, improve ourselves, and all of this by improving our people processes.

Andreea Guzel, HR Manager Romania

At DHL Freight, the commitment to our employees is a cornerstone of our corporate activities. Numerous initiatives in terms of personnel management and development reflect our efforts in this area. The continued recognition as a Top Employer proves that our chosen path of mutual appreciation and cohesion is the best one. We and our employees can be proud of this.


The Top Employers Institute

The Top Employers Institute was founded 30 years ago. In the 1990s, the focus was on specialist journalism. Since 2013, the Netherlands-based company has been expanding worldwide. Today, it is the market leader for HR certifications and also develops strategies for recruiting and retaining staff. In 2023, the Top Employers Institute certified 2,052 organizations from 121 countries and regions. These Top Employers have a workforce of around eight million people worldwide.

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