SHANGHAI, Dec. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 3, Air Liquide China was presented the "Best Practice in Engagement & Retention" Award at the China Staff Awards Ceremony in Shanghai. Air Liquide China was among four leading companies from various industries receiving recognition in human resources (HR) achievements at the event.
Launched in 1998 by Wolters Kluwer, China Staff Awards is an annual award ceremony in the HR field in China, renowned for its authoritativeness due to strict selection criteria. This year, more than 100 well-known Chinese and foreign enterprises applied for the awards.
This year marks Air Liquide China's first award at the event, clearly illustrating the company's fruitful results in employee development and retention. The company's appealing employer image is mainly attributable to its continuous investment in creating a corporate culture which inspires employees to fully exercise their talents and realize their values. In particular, Air Liquide China dedicates itself to cultivating a learning organization by encouraging on-the-job training as well as developing a comprehensive training system to enhance employees' capabilities and facilitate their career advancement. Moreover, the company implements a Technical Community Leader (TCL) system, which provides a special additional career development path for technical professionals. To date, a total of 227 international and local experts have been nominated in China.
Jasmine Wu, Human Resources Vice President of Air Liquide China, commented: "This prestigious award acknowledges not only our HR strategies and policies, but our overall positive image as an employer. Air Liquide China will continue to leverage our world-class HR practices to create an ideal workplace and to attract, retain and motivate talent."
On December 4, Air Liquide China also won the "100 Best HRM Companies 2015" Award from 51job, a leading integrated human resources service provider in China. This is the fourth consecutive time the company has received this award, which also recognizes Air Liquide China's excellent human resources practices.
About Air Liquide China
Air Liquide in China operates more than 85 plants and employs about 4,300 employees today, with a strong presence in the key coastal industrial areas, and is expanding into the center, south and west. Air Liquide also has strong Engineering and Construction capabilities via its Global E&C Solutions division. Air Liquide resumed the development of its activities in China in the 1970s with the supply of Air Separation Units and restarted gas operations in 1990.
About Air Liquide Group
World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with more than 50,000 employees and serves more than 2 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen have been at the core of the company's activities since its creation in 1902. Air Liquide's ambition is to be the leader in its industry, delivering long-term performance and acting responsibly.
Air Liquide ideas create value over the long term. At the core of the company's development are the commitment and constant inventiveness of its people.
Air Liquide anticipates the challenges of its markets, invests locally and globally, and delivers high-quality solutions to its customers and patients, and the scientific community.
The company relies on competitiveness in its operations, targeted investments in growing markets and innovation to deliver profitable growth over the long-term.
Air Liquide's revenues amounted to EUR 15.4 billion in 2014, and its solutions that protect life and the environment represented more than 40% of sales. Air Liquide is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (compartment A) and is a member of the CAC 40 and Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 50 indexes.
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