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"Zimmer is truly honoured to be the first global orthopaedic company to have received the 2012 China’s Top Employer Award. It is our company's firm belief that our people are our key assets, and that nurturing a supportive and enriching work culture is crucial to our business' success,” said Stephen Ooi, President of Zimmer for Asia Pacific region, commenting on the award. “We would like to acknowledge and thank our employees for their commitment and support for the company."
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527 companies were considered for the 2012 Top Employers™ Award, and 32 winners are selected from this pool of 527 which included Fortune 500 companies. The study involved internal benchmarking of Human Resource practices in the areas of talent attraction and retention and was based on several key criteria: Compensation and Benefits; Working Conditions; Training and Development; Career Development; Company Culture.
“We benchmark ourselves against the best international practices and this award puts Zimmer in good company with other internationally renowned brand names,” said Sean F. O’ Hara, Managing Director of Zimmer Emerging Markets in Asia Pacific (including China, India, Thailand and Vietnam). “Integral to the Zimmer philosophy is developing talent in each of the countries where we operate our business. We pride ourselves as an employer of choice and this award is validation of our continuing efforts in people development.”
For a full list of winners in China’s Top Employer Awards 2012, visit: topemployers.com.cn/.
Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, Zimmer (zimmer.com) designs, develops, manufactures and markets orthopaedic reconstructive, spinal and trauma devices, dental implants, and related surgical products. Zimmer has operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sells products in more than 100 countries. Zimmer’s 2010 sales were approximately $4.2 billion. The Company is supported by the efforts of more than 8,000 employees worldwide.
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