What It Means to Be a Great Place to Work—and How to Sustain It!

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Being a great place to work isn’t just throwing perks at employees.

Sure, they appreciate the things SAS offers: on-site daycare, elder care, a cafeteria from which employees can take dinner home, and recreation fitness programs for the entire family.

But spending money on such goodies doesn’t automatically result in a great workforce. What really matters is an attitude. Learn how to be great in your workforce:

Key Takeaways:

  • Why being a great workplace increases product innovation and employee productivity
  • How SAS has maintained employee annual turnover rates of 3-5 percent vs. an industry rate of 15.5 percent.
  • Why the average employee tenure at SAS is 12 years compared to an industry average of 4.6 years.
  • How SAS wins loyalty: 96 percent of employees rate SAS as a Great Place to Work
  • How unchanging business values drive SAS’ unique culture
  • How SAS integrates its culture and its business
November 2014

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Jenn Mann joined SAS in 1998. She worked closely with executive leadership on employee performance and organizational effectiveness initiatives. Promoted into management, she led a Human Resources team supporting the Worldwide Marketing and Research and Development divisions. In 2008, she was promoted to vice president of HR, where she develops and guides SAS' HR vision.