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The “Poland’s Most Important Companies” ranking reflects significant trends in contemporary business. Apart from economic indicators, the editorial staff of Rzeczpospolita took into consideration the role played by the company in the social reality – from questions of taxes, to the level and forms of employment, to efforts benefitting local communities, to environmental protection measures. The company’s functioning during the coronavirus epidemic was observed as well, alongside its immunity to market shocks and the measures benefitting its employees and the society in this difficult time.

The “Poland’s Most Important Companies” ranking was compiled in two categories: corporate group and individual company. The laureates were selected by the ranking’s jury composed of acclaimed economists and market analysts. The project is part of the celebrations of the centenary of the Rzeczpospolita daily. It is under the honorary patronage of the Ministry of Development. Besides Emitel, the companies most important for Poland included, among others: PKN Orlen, PGNiG, PGE, PZU, Grupa Azoty, and Jeronimo Martins.

“Thank you very much for the distinction which is awarded in a special year – the year of the hundredth birthday of the Rzeczpospolita daily. It is an honour to be among companies that are key for the future of the Polish economy,” said Andrzej J. Kozłowski, the President of the Management Board of Emitel.

Emitel has been accompanying Poles in their everyday lives for over 50 years. It is responsible for broadcasting terrestrial television and radio signal throughout Poland. It also maintains important wireless communication nodes for many national services and institutions.

Due to the epidemiological situation in the country and across the world, it is key to maintain the continuity of service provision, since television and radio are important communication channels for the authorities and institutions engaged in the fight with the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, and for many Poles, especially seniors, they are the only source of information on important events.

“A distinction from such a prestigious daily as Rzeczpospolita is evidence that Emitel is one of the leaders and an important participant in the economic bloodstream in Poland. It is an award for all the past and present Emitel employees who have been writing the history of this company,” Emitel’s President added.

Emitel’s operations are executed in a fully responsible manner, towards the stakeholders, the business setting – but, most importantly, the environment, the protection of which is the highest priority for the company. The innovative solutions built by Emitel for the Smart Cities, executed in cooperation with local governments, correspond perfectly with this position, for example the installation of sensors for measuring the fill level of trash cans, flood sensors for monitoring the water level in rivers and main drainage ditches, and other sensors that inspect the environment (temperature, noise level, or humidity).

Emitel obtained the prestigious title of Top Employer. The company thus confirms being one of the best employers in Poland

Emitel’s most valuable asset is a team full of passion and commitment made up of high-class specialists in the field of telecommunications and broadcasting. It consists of people responsible for, among others, the functioning and reliability of the largest television distribution platform in Poland.

– The value of Emitel is defined by the sum of talents of all members of our team. We are happy that it is made up of top-class specialists and enthusiasts who are devoted to their work. All our employees are united by four company values: positive energy and enthusiasm in action, searching for simple solutions, a sense of urgency, as well as the need for development and curiosity about the world. We listen to our employees and try to respond best to their needs by creating unique conditions and a great working atmosphere. This is confirmed by the annual Employee Opinion Survey – Emipuls, where the result of employee involvement increases significantly – from 70.5% in 2015 to 90.8% in 2019. We are therefore particularly pleased with the Top Employer award – says Andrzej J. Kozłowski, President of the Management Board of Emitel.

Organisations certified as Top Employers provide their employees with excellent working conditions thanks to the implementation of high HR standards and creating the best work environment in line with the “people-first” principle.

To be recognized as a Top Employer, the organisation must prove that by implementing many HR practices, it helps to enrich the world of work to provide employees with excellent development and working conditions. Organisations that have received a certificate are a great example of commitment to continuous improvement of HR practices and taking care of their employees. Congratulations! – says David Plink, CEO of Top Employers Institute

Obtaining such a certificate is preceded by a long validation process and the need to meet many conditions. The first step is to meet the formal requirements to enter the Programme, which was, among others: audit, appropriate number of employees or existence of formal HR processes in the organisation. The next step is a questionnaire survey of over 600 HR practices covered in 10 thematic areas, which covered key areas related to the management of human capital. Then, during the validation meeting, HR practices are evaluated by an external specialist, and the questionnaire responses verified based on evidence of the existence of appropriate procedures, processes and practices. The final stage was the independent external audit of the certification process carried out by external auditors

The Top Employer title is awarded only to organizations the employee offer of which meets the highest international standards.  In this year’s edition of the Top Employers Institute survey, over 1,600 organisations in 119 countries / regions on five continents were distinguished. Obtaining the certificate requires confirmation of the use of best practices in 10 areas: talent strategy, human resource planning, talent acquisition, onboarding, training and development, performance management, leadership skills development, career and succession planning, salary and benefits, as well as culture.

About Top Employers Institute

The Top Employers Institute is a global authority in the field of research on working conditions. Thanks to the Top Employers Institute certification programme, the organisations participating in the programme are validated, and thanks to the certificate they can strengthen their employer status by themselves. The Top Employers Institute was founded over 28 years ago and certifies over 1,600 organizations in 119 countries / regions every year. Certified Top Employers have a positive impact on the lives of over 6 million employees worldwide.

About Emitel

Emitel S.A. belongs to the American Alinda Capital Partners fund and is the largest terrestrial radio and television infrastructure operator in Poland. For over 50 years, thanks to Emitel, television and radio signals can be received in all Polish households. In addition to services for television and radio broadcasters, Emitel offers altitude infrastructure for mobile operators, designs and installs modern wireless communication systems, participates in the creation of smart cities and is involved in the preparation of the construction of 5G network in Poland.

 

The award was presented during a press conference, which served to sum up the first implementation stage of the Employee Capital Plans Programme, which encompassed the largest enterprises. Paweł Borys, President of the Management Board of the Polish Development Fund, handed them to representatives of four companies: Emitel, Budimex, EY Polska and Komfort. 

Promoting retirement savings is one of the key social challenges we face today. In a situation where a relatively small group of Poles save for their retirement, creating conditions that are conducive to doing so becomes paramount. The Employee Capital Plans are a perfect solution for this challenge, and the employers have an opportunity to play an important role in promoting the programme.

We took the implementation of the Employee Capital Plans seriously. First of all, we believe that the programme itself is very good and beneficial for the employees. Apart from that, Emitel’s operations are characterised by corporate social responsibility and sustainable development principles. What is more, this programme can also serve as a way to unleash new developmental stimuli in the Polish economy. In the process of implementing the Employee Capital Plans, we focused on broad and open internal communication and invited our employees to choose the institutions that would manage the funds. This allowed us to address many doubts and concerns right from the get-go”, said Andrzej J. Kozłowski, President of the Management Board of Emitel S.A.

At Emitel, more than 70% of all employees decided to participate in the Employee Capital Plans Programme. This means that the programme enjoys trust of our employees from the very start”, Andrzej J. Kozłowski added. 

Emitel has won numerous awards and distinctions in the field of human capital management. Recently, the company has won the “Investor in Human Capital” emblem, awarded for the second consecutive time by the Digital Knowledge Observatory Foundation. This year, the company has also received the Employee-Friendly Employer title, presented by the National Committee of the NSZZ “Solidarność” trade union with honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland.

For the second consecutive time, Emitel has won the “Investor in Human Capital” emblem. The programme has been run since 2006 by the Digital Knowledge Observatory Foundation.

The aim of the programme, addressed to companies and institutions operating in Poland, is to continuously improve the level of human resources management, promoting the importance of investing in human capital, as well as accumulate knowledge about employers’ practices and initiatives.

Awarding us the ‘Investor in Human Capital’ emblem means that we set a very high bar for ourselves – once again, we joined the ranks of Laureates, who meet the highest standards, thanks to Emitel’s HR policy. It is also worth pointing out that the ‘Investor in Human Capital’ Programme is based entirely on the opinions about the employer held and shared by the employees,” said Andrzej J. Kozłowski, President of the Management Board of Emitel S.A.

The “Investor in Human Capital” emblem is a distinction wholly based on the Employees’ power of voice and recommendations. The other winners of this year’s edition of the programme were Man, Alexander Mann Solutions, Dachser, Link 4, NetWorkS, Bricoman, Caparol, Bocian Pożyczki, Döhler and T-Mobile.

The “Investor in Human Capital” Programme is run under the patronage of the most important public and private institutions. The set of surveys, which was developed over the course of many years, pays attention to the opinions of employees on the most important areas of the organisation’s operations. The programme focuses on encouraging employers to pay attention to the needs of their employees and on supporting companies in creating friendly workplaces.

Currently, the programme is based on employee satisfaction and engagement surveys. In the era of an employee job market, taking a closer look at issues related to the willingness of the staff to engage in everyday duties – as well as to express their positive opinions about the employees – becomes a crucial thing to do.

The Employee-Friendly Employer Contest has been organized for 11 years by the National Committee of the “Solidarity” Trade Union under the honorary patronage of Poland’s President. The objective of the contest is to promote employers who distinguish themselves by applying good practices in such fields as compliance with the labor laws.

The Certification Committee evaluated the applications sent to the contest considering, among others, compliance with the labor laws, conclusion of collective agreements, concluding employment contracts for an unspecified period of time, trade union membership rates, and functioning of workers’ councils. Emitel S.A. received an award along with such companies as Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A., Kopalnia Soli “Wieliczka” S.A., and Poznańskie Zakłady Zielarskie “Herbapol.”

“We are involved in a lot of projects intended to create a friendly and attractive work place for the employees of Emitel. People are our greatest asset and this is why we pay a lot of attention to such matters as safety and direct or indirect support to our employees and their families. The results of our HR policies are manifested in the annual study of the level of involvement and satisfaction of our employees, which has lots of participants who express very good opinions about our company,” said Andrzej Kozłowski, the President of the Management Board of Emitel S.A.

Candidates for the “Employee-Friendly Employer” title are nominated by the “Solidarity” Trade Union organizations in respective companies. The winners of the contest respect the rights of employees and conduct social dialog in their organizations. The certificate may be used for three years after it is awarded. The statuettes will be handed by President Andrzej Duda on 19 March 2019.

The “Investor in Human Capital” emblem is the first Polish award for companies that distinguishes their staffing policies. The title is awarded on the basis of a survey of employee opinions.

Winning the emblem means that Emitel has joined the prestigious group of Laureates who meet the highest standards in the field of HR policies implemented in the companies and at the same time these activities are both recognised and appreciated by employees.

For the last 4 years, Emitel has been conducting the anonymous Emipuls employee engagement survey. The 2018 edition was completed by a record number of employees – 87.4% of all staff. 91.6% of them gave a positive answer to the question regarding job satisfaction.

The “Investor in Human Capital” emblem has been awarded since 2002. It is the first and only programme based entirely on employee opinions. The ranks of laureates to date include companies such as Link4, Fedex Express, Bricoman and Man.

 

 

Emitel has been awarded the prestigious title of Trustworthy Employer in the Safety category, which we won in the 8th edition of the “Trustworthy Employer” Competition. The Competition is organised by the Polish Chamber of Commerce and the “Poland: Now” Polish Promotional Programme Foundation, with its main objective being promoting responsible labour and social policies, in line with European standards among employers. The “Trustworthy Employer” title is awarded to organisations which use effective and efficient solutions in their labour policies, taking into account the professional development of their staff and securing their rights.

Apart from Emitel, the list of this year’s laureates of the Competition included companies such as Kapsch Telematic Services, Leroy Merlin Polska, Benefit Systems, Lux Med and Volkswagen Polska. On behalf of Emitel, the Trustworthy Employer statuette was received yesterday by Aleksander Skołożyński – Director of the Finance Division and Member of the Management Board of Emitel S.A.

More information about the Competition and its laureates can be found at https://www.pracodawcagodnyzaufania.pl/

Business Inspirers – Innovations Awards are granted by the Newseria Information Agency and go to companies that set new, innovative directions and identify development opportunities. Emitel S.A. was granted the Business Inspirer Award for Smart City solutions supporting the development of Economy 4.0.

“We do realize that this is just the beginning. We are convinced that on the basis of solutions proposed by Emitel, it is possible to generate an almost infinite number of ideas for improving the living comfort of city dwellers and to create new business ventures. These activities create opportunities to increase the efficiency of using available resources, be it urban or private, and to manage more efficiently the infrastructure in the possession. It is also an opportunity to create new revenue flows for companies, and significant savings for the city authorities”- added Andrzej Kozłowski.

The activities carried out by Emitel for the first time are described in the Report titled “Responsible Business in Poland. Good Practices”, published by the Responsible Business Forum. The report contains 1190 good business practices in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development, and this is the largest review of such activities in Poland in a given year.

The report comprises ten examples of Emitel’s good practices in the following fields: “corporate governance”, “human rights” and “labour law practices”. The company was appreciated, among others occupational health and safety measures, regulation of issues related to counteracting mobbing and discrimination at the workplace, implementation of the code of ethics and also for a number of measures taken in the area of labour law. Participation in the nationwide Report confirms that Emitel builds the strength of the organization based on best practices and market trends in the CSR area.

The competition has continuously been run for 18 years now by the Institute of Labour and Social Studies under the honorary patronage of the Minister for Family, Labour and Social Policy. The award winners in the Competition are the best of the best. Every year, the Competition Jury identifies the best employers, i.e. those who operate on the basis of the best world practices, care for organizational culture and a good working atmosphere, pay special attention to diversity management in the workplace and constantly develop employees while improving management processes.

“The distinction awarded to Emitel for the second time in the “Human Resources Leader” Competition we accept with great satisfaction. At the same time, it is a motivation to take further actions to build an attractive working environment. The distinction we received confirms the high quality of the personal and professional development program that we offer to employees and indicates that the direction we have taken complies with the best market practices. People are our greatest asset in the organization and we are happy that we can build together Emitel’s strength while taking care for our own development at the same time. We believe that by listening to employees and responding to their real needs, we are able to implement our assumption of being an employee-friendly employer and an attractive workplace for candidates. ” – said Anna Goleniowska, Director of HR Office.