WAYNE, Pa. – September 21, 2018 – Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) received the Gold Stevie® Award for computer services in the third annual Stevie Awards for Great Employers. The award recognizes Sungard AS’ improvements to its employee experience, including enhancing its onboarding process, expanding its development opportunities, and establishing new and exciting ways to empower employees to own their career path.

“Sungard AS has long recognized that in order to best serve its customers, it must best serve its employees,” said Scott Gibson, SVP, Global Human Resources at Sungard AS. “Through a variety of programs aimed at quickly bringing new team members up to speed, developing strengths, offering opportunities for leadership training and ensuring performance reviews are effective and productive, Sungard AS cultivates leaders and high performers while creating a great place to work.”  

The Stevie judges were quick to praise Sungard AS’ successful “dedication to employee development and services,” highlighting the company’s Global Mentoring Program, designed to provide individuals the opportunity to create a personal development plan and work with an assigned mentor who helps them achieve their goals, and its Buddy Program, which eases the transition of each new hire by pairing them with an established employee who helps them better acclimate to the company culture.

The judges were equally impressed with Sungard AS’ programs to address the growth and development of its employees. Judges specifically called out its Strengths-Based Development Program, which helps employees identify their greatest strengths to improve self-awareness and relationships with their work, coworkers and managers.

This is the latest of several Stevie awards for Sungard AS, including a Silver Award for “Woman of the Year” for Susan Lynch, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and a Bronze Award for “IT Executive of the Year” for Chris Fielding, Chief Information Officer, both honored at the 15th Annual International Business Awards®.

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.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, September 21.

More than 50 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“The judges were very impressed with the quality of entries we received in the third annual Stevie Award for Great Employers. The dedication these Stevie-winning organizations have to providing great workplaces for employees was evident in each nomination,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Details about the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the list of 2018 Stevie winners are available at HYPERLINK "http://www.stevieawards.com/hr"www.StevieAwards.com/HR.   

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

About Sungard Availability Services

Sungard Availability Services ("Sungard AS") is a leading provider of critical production and recovery services to global enterprise companies. Sungard AS partners with customers across the globe to understand their business needs and provide production and recovery services tailored to help them achieve their desired business outcomes. Leveraging more than 40 years of experience, Sungard AS designs, builds and runs critical IT services that help customers manage complex IT, adapt quickly and build resiliency and availability. To learn more, visit www.sungardas.com or call 1.888.748.9580. Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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