Merck announced it has been named one of only 13 global employers of choice by the Top Employers Institute. The independent research shows Merck stands out as an exceptional employer with regard to talent development, performance management, and career and succession planning. In addition to the “Global Top Employer 2018” certification, Merck was also named “Top Employer Europe 2018,” as well as “Top Employer Germany 2018.”
“Throughout our 350-year history, attracting the best and brightest talent around the globe has been a fundamental part of what we do as a successful company,” said Belén Garijo, CEO Healthcare and Member of the Executive Board in charge of Corporate HR at Merck. “This recognition reaffirms the potential for people joining and growing within our organization; the opportunities are boundless.”
The annual international research undertaken by the Top Employers Institute recognizes leading employers around the world through a stringent research process in which they are assessed on criteria including talent strategy, performance management, leadership development and culture. This includes HR best practice surveys that determine which companies have reached the required standards to create optimal conditions for their employees to develop, both professionally and personally and therefore, be certified as Top Employers.
Besides the recognition in Europe, Merck also received regional certifications in Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, Latin America as well as for its North America businesses for 2018. In addition, Merck was also ranked number 4 among the top 20 employers in the global biopharmaceutical industry by Science magazine, a leading peer-reviewed international scientific publication, in 2017.