Constance/Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock – ewers Heizungstechnik GmbH is one of the best employers in Germany. The company was awarded by the Center for Employer Attractiveness (zeag GmbH) on the basis of a scientifically based employee and management survey. Every year, zeag GmbH selects the most attractive employers among German medium-sized companies. The “Top Job” seal 2023 is awarded by former Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel as patron. “Being an employer of choice is an important strategic decision if companies want to be successful in the long term,” emphasizes Gabriel as patron of the project. ewers Heizungstechnik convinced the jury, among other things, with particularly good employee feedback in the area of “internal entrepreneurship”.
The approximately 80 employees of ewers Heizungstechnik gave their employer very good marks in the Germany-wide “Top Job” benchmark. This was the first time that the manufacturer of district heating transfer stations had applied for the employer seal, which is scientifically monitored by the Institute for Leadership and Human Resource Management at the University of St. Gallen. Now the award coincides exactly with the 60th anniversary of the medium-sized company – a double reason to celebrate.
Looking at the results of the anonymous employee survey, the district heating specialist scores particularly well in the area of “internal entrepreneurship” – a sign that employees at ewers feel encouraged to act in an entrepreneurial manner. In addition, the teams enjoy a great deal of freedom of action in their day-to-day work and can act in a largely self-determined manner. Flat hierarchies and good communication also ensure that decisions are supported by everyone.
“We are very pleased to receive this prestigious award as a top job employer. It is great that so many of our employees have shown us that we have a good working atmosphere and a high willingness to perform,” reports Sarah Lippa, Marketing Manager at ewers Heizungstechnik. “Furthermore, we will work steadily to maintain and expand ewers Heizungstechnik as an attractive employer.”
Since its founding in 1963, ewers has manufactured products in the field of sustainable heat supply, and its range of services extends from district heating and local heating transfer stations to drinking water heating systems, distribution systems, and heating and cooling insulation.
Employee feedback makes sense in times of crisis
Conducting employee surveys even in difficult times is a concern for the “Top Job” team. “Our studies show that even – and especially – in times of crisis, good employers should know how the working atmosphere is in their company,” reports Prof. Dr. Heike Bruch, head of the Institute for Leadership and Human Resource Management at the University of St. Gallen. “After all, qualified feedback from employees is the basis for a strong, crisis-resilient corporate culture.”
The 71 companies that received awards may now carry the “Top Job” seal for the next two years. 63 percent of these employers are family businesses. Of the award-winning companies, 28 percent are national market leaders and 4 percent are international market leaders. On average, the companies employ 250 people and the proportion of women in management positions is 22 percent. All award-winning employers can be found at www.topjob.de.
The “Top Job” employer program
With “Top Job”, medium-sized companies work on their qualities as employers. The seal makes their attractiveness visible to applicants. The basis for the award is an extensive employee and management survey. It is organized by zeag GmbH, Center for Employer Attractiveness, based in Constance on Lake Constance. The scientific management of the benchmarking is in the hands of Prof. Dr. Heike Bruch and her team from the Institute for Leadership and Human Resource Management at the University of St. Gallen. The patron of the project is Sigmar Gabriel.
The organizer: zeag GmbH I Center for Employer Attractiveness
Under the umbrella of the Center for Employer Attractiveness, zeag GmbH thematically combines the two benchmark projects “Top Job” and “Ethics in Business”. zeag thus accompanies medium-sized companies that already excel in the fields of human resources management and corporate social responsibility or would like to do so in the medium term.
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