HanesBrands Makes Forbes’ U.S. Best Employers List

HanesBrands has been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2016. Of the 500 large employers making the magazine’s annual list this year, Hanes ranks as the No. 167 most recommended by its employees. The company ranked fourth-highest of the 17 clothing industry companies making the list. Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based HanesBrands participates in the promotional products industry as supplier Hanes/Champion (UPIC: HBIINC).

“We are honored that our employees think of Hanes as one of America’s best employers,” says Elizabeth L. Burger, the company’s chief human resources officer. “This honor reflects the pride and passion in which our employees approach their work, our commitment to their professional growth and the dynamic and evolving culture of our organization.”

Forbes compiled its ranking by asking more than 30,000 U.S. workers across 25 industries how likely they were to recommend their employer to someone else and how they perceived other employers in their industry.

Programs Hanes offers its employees include a wellness program that utilizes an on-campus headquarters medical clinic and visiting health coaches to U.S. distribution centers and manufacturing facilities. The company is also rolling out a performance management program that replaces traditional annual reviews with continuous real-time feedback, ongoing performance development conversations, and a focus on career planning and development. Through its learning and development program HanesBrands University, the company provides more than 1.5 million hours of professional growth and skill development training through classroom and virtual teaching each year.

“The culture at HanesBrands is collaborative, data-driven and results-oriented,” Burger adds. “We rely on our leaders to engage with employees and encourage our employees to continuously learn, grow and tackle challenges and make a commitment to keep our global workforce connected.”

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