Kiewit Corp., Omaha, Neb., has been named to the 2011 list of North American Top Companies for Leaders, the most comprehensive study of organizational leadership in the world. Honorees are chosen through a comprehensive process conducted by Aon Hewitt, the global human resource consulting and outsourcing business of Aon Corp., in partnership with The RBL Group, a strategic human resources and leadership systems advisory firm, andFortunemagazine.
An expert panel of independent
judges selected and ranked 25 winners among more than 470 companies, based on
criteria including strength of leadership practices and culture, examples of
leader development on a global scale, impact of leadership in communities in
which they operate, business performance and company reputation.
According to Kiewit’s vice president
of human resources, Michael Geary, the company spends about six times the
industry average on employee training, and long has been noted for its
extensive commitment to leadership development. “We believe in and continuously
invest in our people at all levels of the business,” Geary says. “As a company,
we don’t seek external recognition. However, we can use this as an opportunity
to benchmark how our leaders and processes compare to the best, regardless of
Kiewit is one of North
America’s largest construction and engineering organizations. With
its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned company operates through a
network of offices in the United States,
and abroad. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of
markets including transportation, water/wastewater, heavy civil, power, oil,
gas and chemical, building and mining.