We are a Certified GREAT PLACE TO WORK

KONE India has been certified as ‘Great Place to Work’ by Great Place to Work® Institute. This recognition celebrates the best work places in the country that have provided a culture of high trust and high performance for its employees. Recognitions like these are a testimony that our People Strategy – “Attract, Develop & Engage” and related actions are in the right direction. Another key driver for this accomplishment is the commitment exhibited by our amazing team members to deliver our People Agenda. Great Place to Work® Certification is one of the most prestigious achievements for any organization across the globe.

At KONE, we foster a collaborative culture that encourages our people to try new things, push the limits, and break boundaries. Here people are respected and opinions are heard. Our personnel strategy aims to ensure the engagement, motivation, and continuous development of our employees. We strive to maintain a safe and healthy, as well as fun and empowering working environment, where people are motivated to develop their competencies and deliver the best results. We see diversity as a strength. We never get complacent or settle, we always look for ways to grow and improve, and make a difference in the cities we live in.

Awards and Accolades

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Forbes: Most Innovative organization

KONE has been ranked as one of the world's most innovative companies, by business magazine Forbes. We have received the award 7 times; In 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2018. In 2018, KONE ranked 59th making it the 7th most innovative company in Europe. KONE is also the only elevator and escalator company featured on the list. The Forbes ranking is based on a metric called the “Innovation Premium”. This is a grade given to a company by Forbes based on the premium the stock market has placed on the value of the company. This premium is based on expectations of future innovative products, services, and new markets that will generate even larger income streams. As the Forbes ranking demonstrates, KONE has always been an innovation leader in our industry with a strong track record in research and development and we hold more than 3,000 patents across our businesses. Some of KONE's breakthrough innovations include KONE Ultrarope, KONE MonoSpace®, KONE JumpLift, KONE 24/7 Connected Services and more. Click here to read more about our innovations


Avtar - Best company for women to work in India

In an effort to recognize our contributions towards building sustainable careers for women, AVTAR Group & Working Mother Media has listed KONE India as part of the 2018 - 100 Best Companies for Women in India (BCWI). Currently in its third edition, BCWI Study aims to recognize and bring into foray the sustained initiatives undertaken by companies to increase women’s workforce participation. We are awarded for our pioneering initiatives that help women build a successful career and offer them a well chalked out growth path. Some of the key initiatives introduced by KEI are:

> Implementation of Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH) Committee
> Holistic Wellness Programs through EAP Partner
> Forward looking Leave Benefits including Maternity, Paternity and leave donation, Flexi Working
> Hiring Women in Leadership roles

Our Employer Value Proposition

At KONE we are dedicated to


Growing Together

Our people is our most important asset. We believe that employees’ career and personal growth are critical to the company’s success. We believe in improving performance through inspiring, engaging and developing our people. Personal growth is strongly supported and there are versatile opportunities for career development in different countries across the globe. A few examples of how we Grow Together.

> Successful learning model
> Investing in employees’ development
> Individual development planning
> Knowledge shared openly through easy and accessible platforms
> Access to all vacant positions within the country as well as around the globe
> Common career paths


Winning Together

We build strong teams that are passionate about everything they do. Our aim is to exceed our customers’ expectations. We do this by working together as a diverse and efficient team of professionals across the globe. Together with our dedicated partners, we deliver on our promises to customers and consistently improve our reputation as the innovative industry leader. A few examples of how we Win Together.

> KONE values
> Employee engagement survey
> Total Reward – what we offer
> Recognizing high performance
> Health programs
> Employee Forum
> Over 100 years of success and growth


Improving urban life

We share a common goal with our customers and partners: Improving the quality of urban life, one project at a time. At KONE, every employee plays a key role in fulfilling this goal. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, we develop solutions that help people move around cities and the buildings in them safely, efficiently and smoothly. We strongly believe each and every KONE employee’s contribution helps to improve the quality of urban life. A few examples of how we Win Together.

> References
> Industry defining innovations e.g. KONE UltraRope™, KONE MonoSpace®
> Forbes rankings for innovation and Newsweek ranking for sustainability
> Urbanization as a key driver for KONE’s People Flow vision

This initiative focuses on providing guidance to women employees in 4 categories: Development | Well being | Engagement | Inspiration

We concentrate mainly on certain strategies that women employees wanted to know more and keep growing within the organization.

Focus on career progression: Women today expect more from their careers than any previous generation. Women just starting out in their careers said career advancement was the most attractive trait in an employer. The least attractive was lack of opportunities. Most of our experienced female professionals wanted us to establish formal career progression plans to keep them motivated and committed.

Mindset matters: A lot of women reported personal experience of gender discrimination when applying or interviewing for a job. We had conducted a workshop only for women employees where they could get a clear and systematic picture of the teams and the possible skill sets required to apply for the job within KONE.

Trainings: IWTC had come up with many training sessions that are specifically only for women employees, like financial planning, health talks, technical and soft skills training that are on pipeline.