U.S. Business receives employee-driven
Pa., Aug. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hershey
Company (NYSE: HSY) is proud that its U.S. business has been
Certified™ by Great Place to Work®. The prestigious
award is based entirely on what current employees say about their
experience working at Hershey.
This year's survey of current Hershey employees noted justice, pride and
leadership as particular strengths for the company. Hershey's U.S. business joins operations in
Brazil and India in earning this certification honor.
Great Place to Work® Certification™ survey
results noted justice, pride and leadership as strengths for
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on
workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership
behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee
retention and increased innovation.
"Great Place to Work Certification™ isn't something that comes
easily – it takes ongoing dedication to the employee experience,"
said 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. Earning this designation means
that The Hershey Company is one of the best companies to work for
in the country."
"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 Chief Executive Officer, 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."
The certification underscores Hershey's on-going commitment to foster a
positive employee experience, with inclusivity, equity and
mentorship initiatives driving tangible results. Hershey empowers people to be themselves while
owning and growing their own careers to their full potential. In
2022, the company launched an enterprise-wide career development
program so employees could learn and practice new ideas, behaviors
and skills. Additionally, Hershey
is committed to supporting employees through a set of competitive
and wide-ranging benefits to help them be well, plan for their
future, and balance work and life. To continue supporting employees
and their growing families, Hershey will increase salaried parental leave
to up to 20 weeks in 2023.
"This honor directly reflects the thoughts and opinions of our
employees, which is the highest praise we could receive," added
Chris Scalia, Senior Vice President,
Chief Human Resources Officer, The Hershey Company. "To address the
challenges of the past two years, our leadership team has harnessed
the power of continuous and active listening, created a safe and
open workplace through public acts of vulnerability, and fostered
value creation through putting our employees' well-being first.
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 great boss at a Certified great
workplace. Additionally, employees at Certified workplaces are 93%
more likely to look forward to coming to work, and are twice as
likely to be paid fairly, earn a fair share of the company's
profits and have a fair chance at promotion.
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About The Hershey Company
The Hershey Company is
headquartered in Hershey, Pa., and is an industry-leading
snacks company known for bringing goodness to the world through its
iconic brands, remarkable people and enduring commitment to help
children succeed. Hershey has
approximately 19,000 employees around the world who work every day
to deliver delicious, quality products. The company has more than
100 brand names in approximately 80 countries around the world that
drive more than $8.9 billion in annual revenues,
including such iconic brand names as Hershey's, Reese's, Kit
Kat®, Jolly Rancher and Ice
Breakers, and fast-growing salty snacks
including SkinnyPop, Pirate's Booty and
Dot's Homestyle Pretzels.
For more than 125 years, Hershey has been committed to operating
fairly, ethically and sustainably. Hershey founder, Milton Hershey, created
the Milton Hershey School in 1909 and since then the company has
focused on helping children succeed.
About Great Place to Work Certification™
to Work® Certification™ is the most definitive
"employer-of-choice" recognition that companies aspire to achieve.
It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report
about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently
they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work
Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers
alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing
outstanding employee experience. Every year, more than 10,000
companies across 60 countries apply to get Great Place to
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to
Work® is the global authority on workplace culture.
Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees
worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great
workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders
with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to
make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by
the mission to build a better world by helping every organization
become a great place to work For All™. Learn more at
greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and
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