Volkswagen Group UK Retains Top Employer Status

  • Volkswagen Group UK awarded exclusive Top Employers UK 2015 certification
  • Staff development, benefits and culture cited as positive attributes
  • Volkswagen Group UK HR team is led by award-winning HR Director of the Year

Milton Keynes, 10 February, 2015: Volkswagen Group UK Ltd has once again been awarded Top Employer status by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional offering to employees.  Highlighted areas include its commitment to developing talent, learning and development programmes, compensation and benefits and strong culture across its five brands – Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles, Audi, SEAT and ŠKODA.

The annual, international research undertaken by the Top Employers Institute recognises leading employers around the world: those that provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organisation, and which strive to optimise employment practices on an ongoing basis.  The Top Employers Institute (formerly known as the CRF Institute) globally certifies excellence in the conditions that employers create for their people.  Volkswagen Group UK is one of the select organisations to achieve the Top Employers United Kingdom 2015 Certification, and is delighted to be officially recognised as a leading employer.

The Top Employers Institute assessed Volkswagen Group UK’s employee offerings on the following criteria:

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

Fiona Roberts, HR Director for Volkswagen Group UK said: ‘We have undergone a significant change programme over the past couple of years, but throughout that time we have put people at the heart of the business, and recognised that it’s great employees who produce great results.  Through being fussy recruiters, rigorous skill developers and focusing on what makes us unique as an employer, we have fostered strong teams with a strong culture who can drive our business forward in the future.’

Roberts leads an award-winning team of HR professionals who are dedicated to ensuring the Group recruits, develops and retains the highest quality individuals who are aligned to the company’s values and culture.  She was awarded Personnel Today’s HR Director of the Year award in November 2014, beating off stiff competition from over 100 of the UK’s leading businesses with the judges impressed by the way Roberts has ‘driven huge change and transformed the people agenda in Volkswagen Group and delivered outstanding results’.

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