Three Greek tourism industry companies are among the country’s top 10 best employers, according to Randstad, a global leader in the HR services industry.
Conducted for the sixth consecutive year in Greece, Randstad’s Employer Brand Top 10 Best Employers survey involved 3,547 participants, including Greek higher education students, employees and unemployed individuals aged between 18 and 65 years old.
Among a sample of the 150 largest Greek companies in terms of staff numbers surveyed, Aegean Airlines, Greece’s flag carrier and the country’s largest airline, ranked 3rd after missing a top 10 placement in 2022.
Lampsa Hotels, which operates the renowned Grande Bretagne Hotel and luxury King George Hotel in Athens, remained on the top 10 list this year, ranking 7th (3rd in 2022), while Costa Navarino, the flagship development of TEMES SA, ranked 10th.
Overall, AEGEAN, Lampsa Hotels, and Costa Navarino (TEMES SA) were also named the Top 3 Best Tourism Employers in Greece, according to the survey, with all three topping the transportation, HORECA (hotel/restaurant/café), and construction employer categories, respectively.
Top best employers in shipping sector
Furthermore, Diana Shipping Inc, Attica AE Holdings (Blue Star Ferries, Hellenic Seaways), and Danaos Shipping Co. LTD secured the top three positions in the Top Best Employers in the Shipping Sector list, with Attica AE Holdings also ranking 3rd in the transportation category.
According to Randstad’s survey, Greek tobacco company Papastratos retained the title of Best Employer in Greece, followed by Greek chocolate-making company ION.
Other important findings of the Employer Brand survey, included:
- Pharmaceutical companies are the most sought-after business sector in Greece for employees, topping the list with 58 percent.
- A company’s offered salary and benefits remain the most important criterion in choosing an employer, and this year it is even more significant compared to other factors, probably due to the rising cost of living crisis.
- 64 percent of Greek employees would consider leaving their current job due to low salary.
- 40 percent of Greek employees would consider leaving their current job if their employer was not financially sound and job cuts were imminent.
The Randstad Employer Brand survey is considered the most comprehensive and independent survey, with nearly 163,000 participants and 6,022 companies surveyed worldwide.