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Provident wins international HR award

Personal loans provider Provident Pénzügyi Zrt. was recognized as Top Employer 2019 by the Top Employers Institute on February 14 in Amsterdam, for the creation of an ideal workplace environment and human capital activity, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

József Kaska, Provident Pénzügyiʼs senior HR manager, holds the award.with CEO Botond Szirmák

Provident says that the award from the Top Employers Institute was in recognition of the company paying special attention to its employees, providing the best possible working conditions.

The company has a variety of programs for employees, ranging from work-related training to relaxation. Providentʼs employees receive regular training through the ProviSuli (ProviSchool) electronic system, with mentors helping their work, and they also participate in position-oriented integration programs. The company organizes performance-based team building programs for well-performing sections.

Providentʼs wellbeing program provides the opportunity for joint sports and relaxation, as well as stress management techniques for colleagues in support of the physical and psychological balance of workers. The "You Can Count On Us!"  program protects the mental health of employees as they can turn to an expert at any time regarding work or privacy issues.

"The recognition can be regarded by our colleagues as their own, as we are building and shaping the company together with them," said Provident CEO Botond Szirmák. "We believe that working with pleasure is more effective, so we will do our best to make our employees feel like members of the workplace community in future."

As an independent HR certification company, the Top Employers Institute evaluates the best HR practices globally. The institute has a set of requirements for applicants, and addresses areas such as talent management, workforce planning, learning and development, performance management and corporate culture.

"The award-winning organizations in 2019 provide exceptional conditions for employees and apply practices ensuring the wellbeing of workers. Every year, companies that are highly committed to excellence receive the award, contributing to the world of work," said David Plink, CEO of the Top Employers Institute.

Hungary was represented by a number of insurance, car electronics, tobacco and pharmaceutical companies in the contest, the press release noted.