As the company named by Fortune magazine to be America’s Best Place to Work in 2010, it’s no surprise that technologists flock to business analytics software provider SAS in droves. But it’s not enough just to attract the people—SAS is equally proud of its corporate culture, its challenging and collaborative work environment, its high staff retention and ultimately its 35 years of keeping customers happy and successful.
Dr. Jim Goodnight, founder and CEO of privately-held SAS, is fond of saying “This company’s most important assets drive out of the gate every night and we need to make sure they come back through the gate the next morning. Happy employees mean happy customers.” With annual employee turnover of just 5 percent annually--about a quarter of the tech industry average--SAS is clearly succeeding.
Suzanne will describe the unique SAS corporate culture, processes for hiring technology’s best and brightest, talent development for an advanced workforce, developing leadership qualities in the SAS workforce, new social media vehicles for employee communication and techniques for building collaboration within a global workforce.