Hanesbrands Inc. Named to Forbes' Best Employers List
Hanesbrands Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C., has been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the best employers in the U.S. in 2016, the second workplace honor for the company in the past year.
Of the 500 employers making the magazine’s annual list this year, Hanesbrands Inc. ranks as the No. 167 workplace most recommended by its employees. The company ranked fourth highest of the 17 clothing industry companies making the list.
In 2015, the Great Place to Work Institute named Hanesbrands Inc. the third best multinational company to work for in Central America and the Caribbean, making the company the first apparel manufacturer to be recognized by the institute in Central America and the Caribbean.
“We are honored that our employees think of Hanes as one of America’s best employers,” said Elizabeth L. Burger, chief human resources officer for Hanesbrands Inc. “This honor reflects the pride and passion in which our employees approach their work, our commitment to their professional growth, and the dynamic and evolving culture of our organization.”
Forbes compiled its ranking by asking more than 30,000 U.S. workers across 25 industries how likely they were to recommend their employers to someone else and how they perceived other employers in their industry.
Hanesbrands Inc. offers innovative programs for its employees, including an award-winning wellness program that utilizes an on-campus headquarters medical clinic and visiting health coaches to U.S. distribution centers and manufacturing facilities. The company also is rolling out a performance management program that replaces old-school annual reviews with real-time feedback, ongoing performance development conversations, and a focus on career planning and development.
Through its learning and development program, HanesBrands University, the company provides more than 1.5 million hours of professional growth and skill development training through classroom and virtual teaching each year.
“The culture at Hanesbrands is collaborative, data-driven and results-oriented,” Burger said. “We rely on our leaders to engage with employees, and encourage our employees to continuously learn, grow and tackle challenges, and make a commitment to keep our global workforce connected.”
For more information on Hanesbrands Inc., visit www.haneslocator.com.