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Alcon Certified Top Employer 2019 in Europe

  • Seven Alcon offices in Europe were audited on Human Resources strategies and capabilities enabling Alcon to be certified a 2019 Top Employer Europe
  • High scores in Compensation & Benefits, Talent Strategy, Leadership Development, Workforce Planning and Career & Succession Management

Geneva, February 1, 2019 – Alcon, the global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, has been recognized as a Top Employer Europe 2019. Certified organizations dedicate themselves to providing the very best working environment for employees through their progressive ‘people-first’ Human Resources (HR) practices. Alcon offices in France, Germany, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom were certified by the Top Employers Institute, an independent HR certification organization. In addition to these European countries, Alcon also received certification in South Africa.

As an independent HR certification organization, the Top Employers Institute assesses participants through a proprietary global HR Best Practices Survey. To be certified, organizations must successfully meet the minimum standard set out by the Top Employers Institute. The Top Employers Institute evaluates the implementation of these HR practices and reviews how they are supported through Strategy, Ownership, Measurement and Technology. 

“We are extremely proud to receive the Top Employer Europe certification, which demonstrates our determination to nurture our associates to develop and succeed within the company,” said Ian Bell, President International at Alcon. “Through a compelling HR program, our goal is to attract and retain the best talents by offering a strong and rewarding culture where individuals can make an impact by helping people see better.”

Top Employers Institute CEO David Plink said, “We believe that the 2019 Certified organizations demonstrate exceptional employee conditions and encourage the development of these practices by putting their people first. These companies help enrich the world of work with their outstanding dedication to HR excellence and because of this, they are recognized as an employer of choice.”

Alcon scored high in all survey categories and more particularly in the areas of Compensation & Benefits, Talent Strategy, Leadership Development, Workforce Planning and Career & Succession Management.

Alcon employee engagement programs address associates at all levels from entry level to senior management levels with trainings opportunities to strengthen their skills and evolve their responsibilities within the organization. The company fosters a performance-oriented culture that encourages achievement through collaboration and innovation. This culture is reflected in the company’s rich product pipeline. Alcon also values diversity and inclusion, which extends to inclusive leadership and teamwork, an essential component of our collaborative culture. By enabling individuals and groups to contribute their unique perspectives, we are allowing for more creative ideas and better solutions for the benefit of our associates, but also for our patients, customers, shareholders, and the communities in which we live and work.

About the Top Employers Institute

The Top Employers Institute is the global authority on certifying excellence in employee conditions.

We are dedicated to accelerating the impact of people strategies to enrich the world of work through certification, benchmarking and connecting Top Employers around the world. Through our certification program, we enable organizations to assess and improve their workplace environment. 

Established more than 25 years ago, the Top Employers Institute has certified over 1500 organizations in 118 countries. These Certified Top Employers positively impact the lives of over 6 000 000 employees globally.

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Interested in becoming a Certified Top Employer or want to learn more? Visit the Top Employers Institute website.

About Alcon

Alcon is the global leader in eye care.  As a division of Novartis, we offer the broadest portfolio of products to enhance sight and improve people’s lives. Our products touch the lives of more than 260 million people each year living with conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, retinal diseases and refractive errors, and there are millions more who are waiting for solutions to meet their eye care needs. Our purpose is reimagining eye care, and we do this through innovative products, partnerships with eye care professionals and programs that enhance access to quality eye care.  Learn more at www.alcon.com.

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Alcon Media Relations

Saoyuth Nidh
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