Global Organization Certifies Volkswagen Chattanooga As “2019 Top Employer”

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Pictured left to right: Hans Rottweiler, Top Employers Institute president; Alice Simon, Volkswagen Chattanooga; Ricardo Guerrero, Volkswagen Chattanooga; Jesus Sobero, Volkswagen Mexico; Salvador Garrido, Volkswagen Mexico; Nicole Koesling, Volkswagen Chattanooga; Pamela Castellanos, Volkswagen Mexico; Victor Gonzalez, Volkswagen Mexico
Pictured left to right: Hans Rottweiler, Top Employers Institute president; Alice Simon, Volkswagen Chattanooga; Ricardo Guerrero, Volkswagen Chattanooga; Jesus Sobero, Volkswagen Mexico; Salvador Garrido, Volkswagen Mexico; Nicole Koesling, Volkswagen Chattanooga; Pamela Castellanos, Volkswagen Mexico; Victor Gonzalez, Volkswagen Mexico

An independent third-party audit resulted in certification of Volkswagen Chattanooga as a “Top Employer” for 2019. Volkswagen Chattanooga is one of 23 U.S. employers to receive this acknowledgement from the Top Employers Institute, a global independent Human Resources certification company. To be certified as a Top Employer, 600 working condition practices and indicators are assessed and validated.

The Top Employer Institute specifically acknowledged Volkswagen Chattanooga’s efforts in three key areas: workforce planning; career and succession management; and talent strategy. Additional human resource practices evaluated by the organization include: onboarding; learning and development; performance management; leadership development; compensation and benefits; and culture.

“We view this recognition as a reinforcement of our commitment to building a positive company culture and fostering a great place to work for our team,” said Nicole Koesling, Volkswagen Chattanooga senior vice president of human resources. “This certification does not mark the end of our efforts; it strengthens our commitment to continue building quality careers in Tennessee.”

The annual, international research recognizes employers around the world who successfully achieve the required standards for top employment practices and working conditions.

The Top Employer Institute has certified and recognized more than 1,500 companies in 118 countries across five continents since 1991.


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