The Hershey Company has been certified by Great Place to Work, an award that is based on what current employees say about their experience working at Hershey. This year’s survey of current employees mentioned justice, pride and leadership as particular strengths of the company.
Great Place to Work is the authority on workplace culture, employee experience and leadership behaviours all proven to deliver high revenue, employee retention and increased innovation. The certification marks the company’s commitment to fostering positive employee experience.
“Being named a Great Place to Work-Certified company further validates our culture and our 128 year legacy of making moments of goodness,” said Michele Buck, Chairman, President and CEO of the Hershey Company. “Inspired by our remarkable people who bring our purpose to life, we are committed to living our values every day and ensuring our company remains a great place to work.”
“Great Place to Work Certification isn’t something that comes easily, it takes ongoing dedication to the employee experience,” added Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Vice President of global recognition at Great Place to Work. “It’s the only official recognition determined by employees’ real-time reports of their company culture.”
In 2022, Hershey launched a career development program for employees where they could learn and practice new ideas, behaviours and skills. As of 2023, salaried parental leave will be increased up to 20 weeks, to support employees and their families.
“This honour directly reflects the thoughts and opinions of our employees, which is the highest praise we could receive,” said Chris Scalia, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, The Hershey Company. “These initiatives are making a difference, and we will continue to engage our people to create a workplace that’s welcoming, inclusive and reflective of our purpose and values.”
According to Great Place to Work research, job seekers are 4.5 times more likely to find a good boss at a certified workplace, and employees are 93% more likely to look forward to coming to work and twice as likely to be paid fairly, earn a fair share of the profits and have a fair chance at promotion.
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