Companies that are certified as the best employers are those that put the well-being and development of employees in the focus of their business activities
The prestigious Top Employers Institute, with a tradition of 30 years in the field of human resources, awarded Lidl Serbia with the „Top Employer Serbia“ certificate for 2022. As an institute that rewards the world’s best employers, Top Employers Institute has recognized Lidl as the most desirable employer in 24 other countries as well, so Lidl Serbia is also the holder of the „Top Employer Europe“ certificate.
Executive Director of the Human Resources Department at Lidl Serbia, Ivana Markovic, pointed out that for this company, creating an attractive work environment means providing opportunities for all employees to develop in accordance with their potential, but also to achieve the desired balance between work and personal life.
„We are aware that employees are the bearers of our success in all fields. Active care for their professional development and satisfaction is what brings us, for the second time in a row, to the very top of this prestigious list. One of the key points this year, besides permanent growth of our team and employment of a large number of new colleagues in our new Logistics Center in Lapovo, will be the development of employee competencies”, said Markovic.
“Creating an attractive work environment means providing opportunities for all employees to develop in accordance with their potential”
Companies that are certified as the best employers are those that put the well-being and development of employees in the focus of their business activities while providing them with a safe and fair working environment. Top Employers Institute assesses the practices of companies based on the answers received through a questionnaire containing more than 350 questions associated with all processes related to human resource management, in addition to which it is mandatory to provide evidence of their implementation. A detailed analysis of all processes related to human resource management is divided into areas such as work environment, employee relations, leadership, ethics, employer brand promotion and employee development.
„Given the challenging year, which, like the previous one, affected the business of companies around the world, Lidl Serbia shows that the application of good practices in the field of human resources is a priority. They continue to face all the challenges brought on by changes we are surrounded by every day, working tirelessly to positively impact the lives of their employees. We are pleased to support and promote organizations that are certified as the best employers in their countries”, said Executive Director Top Employers Institute David Plink.
Lidl Serbia increases salaries for employees
The modern retail chain Lidl Serbia announces that from the new business year, which in Lidl starts on the 1st of March, it will increase the salaries of employees on all levels. For employees in the position of a salesman in 57 Lidl stores throughout Serbia, this means a salary increase of about 10%.
Since the arrival of Lidl in Serbia, employees of this company have had competitive working conditions, and the mentioned increases are coming regardless of the recent change in the minimum wage in Serbia. In addition, Lidl Serbia is a retail chain characteristic for the practice that it guarantees employees in operational positions in Sales and Logistics an annual salary increase for the period of up to four years in a given position.
Lidl Serbia provides its employees with additional benefits, such as private health insurance with yearly routine medical check-ups and suitable benefits on important dates (gifts for school-age children, gifts for children for the New Year, gift cards for shopping at Lidl on New Year’s holidays, etc.). Benefits and all other conditions that Lidl Serbia provides to its employees make it one of the most desirable employers in Serbia.
About Top Employers Institute
Top Employers Institute is a global certification institution for companies that provide their employees with excellent working conditions. The certification program allows companies to evaluate and improve existing practices as well as working conditions. Founded 30 years ago, the Top Employers Institute this year recognized over 1,857 top employers in 123 countries/regions on five continents. Together, these certified best employers have a positive impact on the lives of more than 8,000,000 employees worldwide.