DHL Supply Chain awarded as a top employer in eight countries
Published: 1 February 2019 - Rachel Tucker
For the third consecutive year DHL Supply Chain, market leader in contract logistics and part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group, has again been recognised as a Top Employer on the international stage. This year DHL Supply Chain also received recognition for its outstanding human resources policy in eight countries – including the UK, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Canada, USA, Brazil and China. Together these markets represent around 60 per cent of the division’s total workforce.
“We are delighted to be awarded as a Top Employer for the third year in a row. This certificate demonstrates that our efforts to create a sustainable HR strategy at DHL Supply Chain are paying off,” said Rob Rosenberg, global head of human Resources at DHL Supply Chain. “Especially in the field of contract logistics, a motivated and well-trained workforce is key to offering customers optimal solutions. Which is why we take a proactive and multi-layered approach to both attracting and retaining employees. And this approach is proving successful, as shown by this renewed certification from the Top Employers Institute.”
Lindsay Bridges, SVP human resources, DHL Supply Chain, UK & Ireland, added: “As logistics is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, ensuring we have the capability to recruit top talent is vital to DHL and that’s why we have established regional recruitment centres across the UK to attract the right people for our business and promote our employer brand.”
For 25 years, the Top Employer Institute has recognised employers around the world who create excellent working conditions for their employees. Certification is based on a comprehensive audit of people processes spanning 600 aspects of Human Resources. In particular, DHL Supply Chain was singled out for its approach in the areas of Talent Strategy, Leadership Development, Career & Succession Management and Learning & Development. The certification process consists of an extensive survey including a third party audit.
DHL Supply Chain offers several programs aimed at career development and personal development. The in-house Certified Supply Chain Specialist (CSCS) training program offers employees the opportunity to expand their knowledge across all areas of supply chain operations – from transport and warehousing to sales and finance. Programs such as the Global Volunteer Day and the multiple GoHelp initiatives give employees the chance to put into practice the key tenets of social responsibility promoted by DHL – supporting the community, protecting the environment and promoting education.