PRINCETON, NJ- July 16, 2012: The world’s largest metal and electronics recycling company, Sims Metal Management, has been honored for their excellent employee engagement practices.
ORC International, a leading global research firm with offices across the US, Europe and Asia Pacific, awarded the company its top prize for the North America region last week as part of its annual Employee Engagement Awards.
Following a merger between Sims Group Limited and Metal Management Inc. in 2008, the company was keen to understand how engaged its employees were, so decided to embark on its first ever employee engagement survey last year.
The organization received a fantastic response rate of 91%, which greatly exceeds industry and global norms. The results of the survey were also very positive with overall employee engagement at 77%, considerably above other global manufacturers according to ORC International’s benchmarking database.
Group Chief Human Resources Officer, Thomas M. Sansone said, ”A great deal of the company’s success in this area can be attributed to the commitment of our Group Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Dienst, and his support in the value of engaging our employees in this manner.”
Mr. Sansone continued, “In addition to our CEO’s commitment, we had a strong message around three commitments from senior management. The first being that responses would be kept totally confidential, secondly, that we would share all the results whether they were good or bad, and finally, that we would take the results seriously and take appropriate actions.
“We always say and truly believe that we have some of the best employees in the industry and possibly in any company. I think the employees saw that this was an initiative that our CEO and the senior management team was really taking seriously and they saw it as an opportunity to provide constructive feedback on their company to help make it a better place.
“I want to thank ORC International for the role they played in helping to make this a success. We worked very closely together throughout the whole process and they were a great help, and provided invaluable guidance every step of the way.”
Headquartered in New York, Sims Metal Management Limited has approximately 6,600 employees in 270 locations around the world, notably in the US, the UK and Australia.