Budapest Airport receives outstanding employer accolade
Photo by Budapest Airport/Róbert Baranyi
In 2022, Ferenc Liszt International operator Budapest Airport has once again earned gold-level accreditation from Investors in People, a global rating granted to the best employers, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.
Every three years, Investors in People, an international organization, assesses compliance with the standards it has developed. According to the principles of the British organization, the development of a company is sustainable if it actively involves employees in its work processes, while is continuously supporting and encouraging employees to develop.
Budapest Airport was the first continental airport in Europe to be granted the employer of excellence accolade in 2015, and in 2018, it strengthened its accreditation to Gold level. In January 2022, Investors in People updated Budapest Airport’s accreditation, giving all employees of Budapest Airport the opportunity to share their views on their working conditions, by completing an online questionnaire.
The survey also included face-to-face interviews with the Hungarian consultant of Investors in People, who interviewed 30 people of Budapest Airport employees. In addition, 300 of the company's colleagues shared their opinion online from all areas and levels of the organization.
Based on the responses from Budapest Airport employees, the airport operator has again in 2022 been awarded the Gold-level accreditation given to the best employers. Only 17% of the 15,000 companies from the 75 countries surveyed can boast the same achievement.
Budapest Airport scored 735 out of a maximum 900 points, an improvement on the 2018 score (698 points) and the industry-specific average of just 692 points. With this result, Budapest Airport is ranked 171st out of 1036 companies with 255-4999 employees, and holds the fifth position out of 54 companies active in a similar field globally.
Zsuzsa Zahorán-Pirisi, chief human resources officer for Budapest Airport, highlighted the following in connection with the accreditation, “This is a great recognition for Budapest Airport and all its employees – and great feedback for the company that the continuous relationship and cooperation between employer and employees is essential for the successful operation of the company and the achievement of business objectives. We will continue to work in the spirit of mutual cooperation, with the common goal of providing the best service to our passengers.”
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