adesso takes 1st place in the Germany’s Best Employers 2020 competition

16. March 2020

adesso is pleased about its victory in the Deutschlands Beste Arbeitgeber 2020 (Germany’s Best Employers 2020) competition, run by Great Place to Work® Institute, which was announced last night at an award ceremony in Berlin. For the first time since taking part, the IT service provider was able to take first place in the overall, cross-sector competition.

In 2016 and 2018, adesso took first place among large companies in its industry category, Bester Arbeitgeber in der ITK (Best Employer in ITC). Dirk Pothen, member of adesso’s Executive Board with responsibility for Human Resources, said being recognised yesterday with the cross-sector award of Deutschlands Bester Arbeitgeber 2020 (Germany’s Best Employer 2020) in the size category 2001 to 5000 employees was “sensational”. “We are very proud of our top position in the cross-sector competition, and feel that it again confirms our position as an attractive employer. Our corporate culture is consistently oriented towards the interests of our employees. It includes values such as respect, esteem, trust, fairness and lively collaboration, and is clearly making a long-term contribution to a positive working environment.”


Dirk Pothen, Member of the executive board

For Kristina Gerwert, Head of Human Resources Management at adesso, who accepted the award yesterday in Berlin on behalf of the company, it is adesso’s supportive measures and balanced mix of HR offerings that make the company such an attractive employer. They include everything from a comprehensive programme of free training for technical and personal development, with certifications for specialists and managers, and family-friendly offerings to targeted measures for the promotion of women in the scope of adesso’s She for IT initiative and a range of adesso events throughout the year.

As a digitalisation partner to the business and administration sectors, adesso has been growing successfully for years, in terms of employee numbers as well as locations and sales: Since it received its Bester Arbeitgeber in der ITK (Best Employer in ITC) award in March 2018, adesso SE has hired 900 new employees, raising the total by 50 percent to 2670. Today the adesso Group, with all its German and international subsidiaries, employs approximately 4,000 people. Last year alone, adesso added five new offices, in Düsseldorf, Rostock, Leipzig, Bonn and Reutlingen, raising the total number of German locations within the Group to 23. That also benefits adesso’s employees, because a local presence reduces the time software engineers and consultants spend travelling to corporate clients.

Assessments by Great Place to Work® are based on extensive anonymous employees surveys covering workplace topics such as trust in managers, quality of collaboration, esteem, identification, opportunities for professional development, compensation and work-life balance. The management is also always questioned about HR measures and offerings at the company.

This year 840 companies of all sizes and from all sectors took part in the renowned employer competition, which has taken place annually since 2002.

The award in the industry competition, Beste Arbeitgeber in der ITK 2020 (Best Employers in ITC 2020), will be presented in Munich on 24 March 2020. Having been crowned Deutschlands Bester Arbeitgeber (Germany’s Best Employer 2020), in the category 2001 to 5000 employees, adesso has high hopes going into this industry-specific competition.

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