Multinational IT and business transformation company EMC has been recognised as one of Europe’s Best Workplaces in the 2015 awards announced by the Great Place to Work Institute.

EMC ranked second out of a field of 25 multinationals, due to the success of its operations in 12 national Best Workplace rankings. EMC’s performance in these prestigious employer rankings has improved every year since it place 19th in 2012.

EMC’s fast-growing strength and recognition as an employer of choice is reflected in its training performance. Revenues for the company across EMEA, of which the European countries are a significant part, grew by 6 percent year-on-year in 2014.

Part of EMC’s strategy for building and sustaining growth is a recognition that, as well as technology and innovation, key to their performance is its people. The European Best Workplace award recognises the strength and quality of EMC’s people across 12 European countries, from its senior leadership who set the strategy and direction and the values of the business, to the employees on the front line.

EMC’s EMEA president, Adrian McDonald says:

“A key factor of EMC’s success is our focus on building our strength as an employer and creating the kind of workplace that attracts and retains the best talent, talent which focuses on meeting customers’ needs by helping them optimise their existing infrastructures and build new ones. I believe that any business, even an IT one, is a ‘people’ business and any company that doesn’t spend as much effort on its people as it does its products or service is at a disadvantage. Couple that with a highly competitive and changing industry like ours and you can see that superior technology and innovation can be undermined by a poor working environment and a less than superior workforce.”

Ingrid Olsen, EMC VP HR EMEA, acknowledged the support of the Best Workplaces Programme which drives these awards:

The work we’ve done through the Best Workplaces Programme has shown us that we can never be complacent or take our people for granted. We invest in them in the same way we do our products and services. We believe the results – both these awards and our financial performance – speak for themselves.”

Bob Lee, EMEA communications director at Great Place to Work, the organisation behind the Best Workplace awards, says:

“Saying “people are our greatest asset” is seen as such a cliché but at Great Place to Work® we know only too well just how critical people are to the success of any business.  From the leaders who set the strategy and direction and establish the values that determine the heart and soul of the business to the employees who ultimately deliver the organisation’s goals – they are all links in a chain. It doesn’t take much imagination to see what can happen if any of those links are weak or broken. The EMC chain grows from strength to strength. It’s gratifying to see how that translates not only into positive, committed employees but into performance. EMC leads the world not only in global technology, but in how they treat their employees. EMC is truly a ‘People Company.”