How to join

Top Employers 2015 Women

Not all organisations are eligible to qualify as a certified Top Employer. Prior to participation in the certification programme, the primary entry criteria is as follows:

  • A minimum of 250 employees nationally
  • Or, if the company is a multinational, a minimum of 2.500 employees worldwide
  • Fee: a research fee is applicable upon entry

The entire certification process must be completed successfully, including an external validation and audit. All participants are then rated according to the international standard, which is revised annually.


Research procedures

The HR Best Practices Survey should be completed by a member of the HR team with a comprehensive knowledge of the organisation’s employee offerings. The research is undertaken online and can be completed intermittently within two days.

Following submission, the Top Employers Institute validates the research data before independent partner Grant Thornton audits the research procedures and all information collected from the participants. Two months prior to the annual Certification Event, all participants will be informed whether or not they attained the required standard to become certified.

Contact us about participation in the Top Employers certification programme and position your organisation amongst the world’s leading employers.


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“Having been a certified Top Employer for numerous consecutive years shows the best evidence that we continuously enable our employees to realise their own dreams. Personalised employee care is one of our key values in HR. Nevertheless, sharing our company’s success with our employees is a constant experience we provide for all our people: Chinese and German.”

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