BCD Travel moves up Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers of 2016
UTRECHT, The Netherlands, May 3, 2016 – Forbes magazine ranked BCD Travel among America’s Best 500 Employers of 2016—the highest ranking of any travel management company on the list. Forbes ranked BCD Travel No. 231 on the list, a significant gain from the No. 462 ranking BCD achieved in 2015.
“We’re honored to be on Forbes’ Best Employer list once again and thrilled about our jump in ranking,” said BCD President and Chief Executive Officer John Snyder. “We believe such recognition is evidence of the job satisfaction our people find through developing new skills, making a difference for our customers and supporting our communities through corporate social responsibility initiatives. That’s why we strive to create an environment that encourages and enables employees to develop to their fullest potential.”
The popular U.S. business magazine based its designation on an independent survey by Statista.com of 30,000 American employees working for U.S. companies and U.S. divisions of international firms with a minimum of 5,000 employees. Employees were contacted anonymously online without the involvement of their employer. Survey respondents were asked how likely they would be to recommend their own employer to someone else. They also were asked how they feel about other employers in their industry.
“Over the last few years, we’ve developed and implemented a very thoughtful, deliberate and calculated strategy around talent management that grows out of BCD’s core values,” said Christian Dahl, senior vice president, Talent Management and Global Human Resources. “Our innovative ‘Confident Self’ initiative combines annual performance reviews with professional development to give employees the support and training needed for them to perform well, feel confident and provide customers the highest levels of service.”
About BCD Travel
BCD Travel helps companies make the most of what they spend on travel. We give travelers innovative tools that keep them safe and productive, and help them make good choices on the road. We partner with travel and procurement leaders to simplify the complexities of business travel, drive savings and satisfaction, and move whole companies toward their goals. In short, we help our clients travel smart and achieve more. We make this happen in 109 countries with almost 13,800 creative, committed and experienced people. And it’s how we maintain the industry’s most consistent client retention rate, with 2018 sales of US$27.1 billion. For more information, visit www.bcdtravel.com.
About BCD Group
BCD Group is a market leader in the travel industry. The privately-owned company was founded in 1975 by John Fentener van Vlissingen and consists of BCD Travel (global corporate travel management), BCD Meetings & Events (global meetings and events agency), Travix (online travel: CheapTickets, Vliegwinkel, BudgetAir, Flugladen and Vayama), Park ‘N Fly (off-airport parking) and Airtrade (consolidation and fulfillment). BCD Group employs over 14,900 people and operates in 109 countries with total sales of US$29.8 billion in 2018, including US$10.7 billion partner sales. For more information, visit www.bcdgroup.com.