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Akçansa received seven Stevie Awards for its Future-Oriented and Innovative Human Resources Practices


With an employee-oriented approach, as well as an innovative approach in human resources processes, Akçansa achieved an important success with total seven awards, including four gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze awards, at the Stevie Awards for Great Employers.

Akçansa, Turkey's largest cement producer and the leader of is industry, crowns its achievements with the awards it has received from esteemed platforms thanks to its employee-oriented efforts and innovative projects that contribute to the industry's digital transformation in human resources management.

The company achieved an important success with four gold, two silver and one bronze awards at the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, a globally renowned awards program.

Successful projects that brought the awards

Akçansa shapes its human resources practices and projects around its vision of "being the most preferred employer by creating a unique work culture where employees feel valued and learn continuously”.

Differentiating itself in the sector with the Digital Academy, launched in 2020 to help employees access the development opportunities they need anytime, anywhere, the company offers a variety of alternatives for employees in different positions, including e-learning, personal resources, video training, surveys and exams and through this platform. A total of 233 training courses were completed at the Digital Academy, where more than 60 percent of the employees had entered during the first three months

In order to combine the dynamism of the new generation with the experience within the company, Akçansa has established the Career Plane Tree, a mentorship program comprised of 14 mentors and mentees. With this project, which is also accredited by the EMCC, Akçansa brings together mentors and mentees throughout the year and evaluates them. The institution also designates mentors from the group companies within the scope of the project.

Akçansa General Manager M. Zeki Kanadıkırık stated that they focused on how to create the best employee experience and they are happy to be rewarded by internationally esteemed platforms for the innovative projects they develop in this direction thanks to their agile structure. Kanadıkırık continued: “We are getting ready for Akçansa of the coming years with projects that reflect our innovative human resources approach, a practice we have introduced with a human-first approach. Akçansa employees are proud that these projects are awarded by prestigious platforms abroad, and they motivate us all to achieve even greater goals. Our successful efforts will continue to increase in the coming period.”

Commenting on the awards, Akçansa Human Resources Vice General Manager Berrin Yılmaz stated that they have worked hard to ensure that the benefits they provide to their employees are sustainable through the synergy created within the company, and expressed their happiness that their efforts in this regard have been recognized by internationally esteemed platforms.Yılmaz said: “At Akçansa, striving to work towards the bright future of Turkey, taking responsibility and producing, we keep working with a people-oriented approach. We are proud to have brought to our country seven significant awards as a result of our successful implementation of our innovative perspective.”

The awards received by Akçansa at the Stevie Awards are:

  • Gold
    • Project: Best HR Team
    • Award: “Employer of the Year”
    • Project: Career Plane Tree Mentoring Program
    • Award: “Achievement in Coaching and Mentoring” & “Best Team Development Program”
    • Project: Akçansa Digital Academy
    • Award: “Best Training Platform”
  • Silver
    • Project: Best HR Team
    • Award: “HR Team of the Year”
    • Project: Akçansa Digital Academy
    • Award: “Best Training Management System”
  • Bronze
    • Project: HR Communication
    • Award: Achievement in Employer Relations