Air Liquide China Honored with "100 Best HRM Companies 2014" Award for the Third Consecutive Time

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SHANGHAI, Jan. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Liquide China recently won the award "100 Best Human Resource Management (HRM) Companies 2014" from 51job, a leading integrated human resources service provider in China. This is the third time that Air Liquide China has been consecutively honored with the award.

Xu Lizhong (HR VP, Air Liquide China) received the award at the ceremony
Xu Lizhong (HR VP, Air Liquide China) received the award at the ceremony

Being an authoritative and thorough selection campaign in the HRM field, the award was based on 10 criteria, including HR strategy and response to business development, quantity and quality of recruitment, employee training and development, ability to attract and retain talents, corporate social responsibilities, and more.

People are the most important asset for Air Liquide China. The company has continuously been making every endeavor to recruit, develop and retain talents through various programs. Air Liquide China attracts young potential graduates through such tailor-made campus programs as "Yang Fan[1]" and "Qi Hang[2]." The company also targets experienced and high potential talents through a dedicated "Mid-career Hiring Program." Meanwhile, it spares no effort to develop a comprehensive training system to enhance its employees' overall capabilities and facilitate their advancement in the technical and leadership pipeline. In particular, Air Liquide China implements a Technical Community Leader (TCL) system, which provides a parallel career development path to technical professionals in addition to the conventional one. So far, a total of 192 international and local experts have already been nominated in China. Moreover, an all-round performance evaluation system, competitive compensation and benefits scheme, and diversified corporate culture all combine to make Air Liquide China an appealing employer in the highly competitive market in China.

Marcelo Fioranelli, President & CEO of Air Liquide China, commented"We're honored to be granted this award for the third consecutive time. It well recognizes Air Liquide China's fruitful results in human resource management and development. People are at the core of our business. We'll continue to invest in an ever-strong and refreshed workforce, which is key to innovation and business success."

[1] Yang Fan: a special international assignment program of Air Liquide for Chinese Fresh Graduates with Master Degree from the top tier universities.

[2] Qi Hang: Air Liquide China's annual local fresh graduate recruitment program.

Air Liquide in China

operates more than 85 plants and employs about 4,300 employees today, with a strong presence in the key coastal industrial areas, and is expanding into the center, south and west. Air Liquide also has strong Engineering and Construction capabilities via its Global E&C Solutions division. Air Liquide resumed the development of its activities in China in the 1970s with the supply of Air Separation Units and restarted gas operations in 1990.

Air Liquide Group

World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with more than 50,000 employees and serves more than 2 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen have been at the core of the company's activities since its creation in 1902. Air Liquide's ambition is to be the leader in its industry, delivering long-term performance and acting responsibly.

Air Liquide ideas create value over the long term. At the core of the company's development are the commitment and constant inventiveness of its people.

Air Liquide anticipates the challenges of its markets, invests locally and globally and delivers high-quality solutions to its customers and patients, and the scientific community.

The company relies on competitiveness in its operations, targeted investments in growing markets and innovation to deliver profitable growth over the long-term.

Air Liquide's revenues amounted to EUR 15.2 billion in 2013, and its solutions that protect life and the environment represented around 40% of sales. Air Liquide is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (compartment A) and is a member of the CAC 40 and Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 50 indexes.

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Source: Air Liquide China