SAP China Honoured As “IT Industry Employer of Choice”

April 7, 2008 by SAP News 0

Award Recognizes SAP China’s Achievements in Creating Environment of Innovation and Fostering Local Talent

BeijingSAP, the world’s leading provider of business solutions,
today announced that it was honoured as the “IT Industry Employer of Choice” at the “Top
Chinese IT Employers of 2007” awards ceremony.

Co-sponsored by China Information World and CCID Consulting Company Ltd, this is
the first time an award of this kind has targeted the Chinese IT industry. Nominee companies
were evaluated on: operating margin, employee engagement and commitment to social
responsibility. Winners are highly regarded as model companies which not only set best practice
standards but are also seen as role models in the quest to shape a new image for the Chinese IT
industry.

The IT Industry Employer of Choice award reflects the recognition of industry peers,
customers and employees who acknowledge SAP’s continued commitment to developing and
retaining local talent as well as creating a people-centric working environment which fosters
innovation. The recognition also fuels SAP’s drive to continue attracting new talent, maximising
the potential of all employees and aligning the workforce with the overall business strategy to
deliver better value to customers.

“We are pleased to be recognised as the IT Industry Employer of Choice in China,” said
Mark Gibbs, Executive Vice President, SAP North Asia. “Our Employer of Choice program
aims to create a sustainable culture which makes SAP not just ‘A Great Place to Work’, but also
‘A Great Place to Grow’ – that means a working environment which advocates the permission,
practical assistance and support to help employees manage work and life priorities, at the same
time providing increased career opportunities.”

With China’s dramatic growth fueling intense competition and a highly mobile talent
pool, Chinese enterprises trying to remain globally competitive are increasingly faced with the
challenges of attracting and retaining world class talent.

“At SAP, across the entire Asia Pacific Japan region, we offer an ideal starting point for
young professionals and outstanding career opportunities for high potential employees,” said
Geraldine McBride, President & CEO, SAP Asia Pacific Japan. “We build upon our own
technology to continually improve our talent development programmes, empowering employees
to grow their own careers.”

SAP Continues to Invest in Asia Pacific Japan
SAP continued to invest in its leadership position in the fast-growing Asia Pacific Japan
region by adding 3384 full time employees in 2007, bringing the regional total to more than 9500
full-time equivalent employees. SAP APJ is widely regarded as an employer of choice and has
received many accolades across the region:

  • In 2007, SAP Japan was named among the leading employers in the country by the Great
    Place to Work Institute (Japan);
  • SAP ANZ won the Hewitt Best Employers Award for 2006/2007
  • SAP Labs India was hailed among the Top 10 Great Places to Work

The Great Place to Work Institute follows rankings based on anonymous employee
assessments of their company, following an internationally standardised methodology. High
rankings from SAP employees underscore the great importance the company places on its
internal culture. Personal responsibility for achieving superior customer orientation, innovation
and quality awareness as well as striving to deliver first-class products were cited as the
definitive characteristics that make SAP a Great Place to Work.

SAP believes in running HR as a strategic business partner of the company and counts
successful people management as one of its key differentiators globally.