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GA – September 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / BCD Travel’s multi-year, global
initiative to put its people first with the design and implementation of
a comprehensive talent management recruitment and retention program has
won international recognition from the 2017 Stevie® Awards. The prestigious
business awards named Christian
Dahl, senior vice president of Strategic Talent Management & Global
Human Resources for BCD Travel,
the Human Resources Executive of the Year, in ceremonies Friday evening
in New York City.
Travel Recognized for Talent Management
as Christian Dahl Named Human Resources
of the Year at 2017 Stevie® Awards
consider this Stevie award to be a recognition of our entire global talent
management team that has succeeded in making BCD Travel a great place to
work,” said Dahl.
after the Greek word for “crowned,” The Stevie Awards for Great Employers
recognize the world’s best employers and the human resources professionals,
teams, achievements and HR-related products and suppliers who help to create
and drive great places to work.
recognition is not only a great personal and professional achievement,
but also reflects the progress BCD Travel has made in talent management
under his leadership,” said BCD Travel President and CEO John Snyder. “Building
a reputation as a great company to work for helps us attract and keep top
talent. And the outstanding service our excellent employees provide wins
us recognition from the most important group of all: our customers.”
June, global defense contractor Raytheon awarded BCD Travel with a 2017
Supplier Excellence Program EPIC Award for outstanding performance, contributions
and support to the defense contractor’s global corporate travel programs.
The annual award honors companies who excel in customer service and operational
support while helping Raytheon achieve its key goals and initiatives.
nomination for Human Resources Executive of the Year outlined the company’s
successful development and implementation of BCD’s Confident Self initiative.
Launched in 2014, the strategy drive BCD’s People goals across the organization
Confident Self is based on an understanding that employees will thrive
in an environment where they are empowered to succeed, and that will create
success for them personally and for our company,” Dahl explained. Employees
say the Confident Self initiative helps them understand what success looks
like and how to achieve it—removing the mystery of how to get ahead.
Dahl’s accomplishments since he became BCD Travel’s top talent executive
has accelerated its talent-development efforts for the broader business
travel sector. In 2012, the company partnered with the Association of Corporate
Travel Executives to launch the Management Associate Program. MAP sends
new graduates around the world to train for careers in the corporate travel
industry. The year-long internship was recognized as a top trainee recruitment
program at the 2017 European Excellence Awards in Berlin.
satisfaction rose more than eight percentage points between 2011 and 2016.
The latest employee survey indicates 83.6 percent of employees are happy
in their jobs.
of employees receiving training rose 15 percent between 2014 and 2016.
Last year, 12,129 employees received training—a significant accomplishment
in a company of 13,000 people.
a quarter of new hires in 2016 were referred to BCD by existing employees.
has listed BCD Travel among the best U.S. employers for each of the past
ranks BCD among the 100 top companies for workplace flexibility and remote
working opportunities. Creating an environment that enables better work-life
balance has been a high priority for Dahl. About a third of the company’s
global employees work from home.
than 50 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to
select this year’s Human Resources Executive of the Year finalists. The
winners were announced at a gala ceremony Friday, Sept. 22 at the Marriott
Marquis Hotel in New York City.
in People, a globally recognized workplace ratings firm, has awarded BCD
Travel accreditation in people management. BCD Travel is the first travel
management company to pursue and receive accreditation from Investors in
People, a globally recognized workplace ratings firm. IIP ratings set the
standard for what it takes to lead, support and manage people well for
sustainable results. IIP accreditation goes beyond popular workplace polls
by helping companies objectively demonstrate to employees and job candidates
that their organization a great place to build a career.
Travel helps companies make the most of what they spend on travel. For
travelers, this means keeping them safe and productive, and equipping them
to make good choices on the road. For travel and procurement managers,
it means advising them on how to grow the value of their travel program.
In short, we help our clients travel smart and achieve more. We make this
happen in 108 countries with almost 13,000 creative, committed and experienced
people. And it’s how we maintain the industry’s most consistent client
retention rate (95% over the past 10 years), with 2016 sales of US$24.6
billion. For more information, visit www.bcdtravel.com.
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), Travix (online travel: CheapTickets,
Vliegwinkel, BudgetAir, Flugladen and Vayama), Park ‘N Fly (off-airport
parking), Airtrade Holland (consolidation and fulfillment) and joint venture
Parkmobile International (mobile parking applications). BCD Group employs
over 14,000 people and operates in 108 countries with total sales of US$26.4
billion, including US$10.4 billion partner sales. For more information,