Ranked #57 by Fortune and Great Place to Work For with results guided by employee feedback, DHL Express strives to create a flexible, open, inclusive culture for all
DHL Express, the world’s leading international express provider, has been named as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the U.S. by Great Place to Work and Fortune. Although certified as a Great Place to Work for four consecutive years, this is the first time the DHL Express U.S. organization has been named to this prestigious list, this year coming in at 57th place. The Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For award is based on analysis of survey responses from over a half a million current employees across the U.S.
“Since the global pandemic, we have continued to adapt our operations, implementing new ways of working to protect our people by providing flexibility and peace of mind for those dealing with family and health concerns,” said DHL Express U.S. CEO Greg Hewitt. “This recognition validates our continued efforts to create an open, inclusive culture built on respect and results, and we are exceptionally proud to create an atmosphere in which every employee’s voice is heard, at all levels of our organization.”
The DHL Express strategy is built on four key strategic pillars – the first being “motivated people.” To achieve this, the company is committed to engaging, empowering and supporting a safe environment that maximizes productivity. During the COVID-19 outbreak, DHL pivoted to a remote setup for its office staff. To care for its frontline employees, the company ensured safety by proving PPE such as masks and gloves and implementing new safety standards.
DHL also launched its first-ever virtual Employee Appreciation Week in June 2020 – replacing its annual in-person events to bring everyone together from the DHL community. Each day featured a different online event, including interactive sessions, Fit for Work / Fit for Life modules, and fun celebrations with music and dancing. In addition, the company’s Employee of the Quarter / Year program continues to recognize outstanding team members and their accomplishments to the company.
The Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For is highly competitive. Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture, selected the list using rigorous analytics and confidential employee feedback. Companies were only considered if they had been a Great Place to Work-Certified organization.
Great Place to Work is the only company culture award in America that selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated. Companies are assessed on how well they are creating a great employee experience that cuts across race, gender, age, disability status, or any aspect of who employees are or what their role is.
“Congratulations to the 100 Best Companies to Work For. These companies have stood out for heroic efforts to care for their employees, their customers and our society, in a difficult year,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO Great Place to Work. “Remarkably, our research found that employee experience scores rose at these workplaces overall last year – a testament to the resilience of their inclusive, high-trust cultures.”