Our human capital is one of the elements that distinguishes us from our competitors and gives us added value in our processes.
This concept encompasses human resources projects in Training and Development, Leadership Style, Compensation and Benefits, Communications, Work Organization, Corporate Culture and Environment, and a Health-Conscience Company and Commitment, among others.
For example, in Leadership Style and Training has been created to identify high-potential employees the Gonvarri Leadership Program Internal promotion is also encouraged by publishing open positions among our staff. In order to promote a healthy lifestyle, we promote special sports events, etc.
This is only a small sample of the innovations we have developed. At Gonvarri we are oriented towards continuous improvement, evaluating the results of these initiatives with our Climate Survey.
Gonvarri has developed specific professional development programs for high-potential employees, such as the Gonvarri Leadership Program.The latter focuses on executive and middle management with the goal of creating a management style unique to the Company.
Driven our geographic diversification strategy, Gonvarri Industries have operational plants in several countries, and as such, we have expanded our productive capacities. For these tasks we have created panels of experts specialized in plant start-up and/or line commissioning, the Start-up Teams.
The Escuela de Supervisores (Supervisors’ School) was created in order to guarantee the optimal operations of our plants. In this way we promote our own professionals.
Training adapted to all levels and profiles
Training and Development
As its cornerstone, Gonvarri Industries is committed to developing Gonvarri talent. It prioritizes development adapted to all of the company’s levels and and training profiles, and a global scale, in all its work centers.
We focus on employees who can develop new skills so they can always be in step with the business, and can also better understand the company in order to be more competitive.
One of our leading projects is Expertos Internos (Internal Experts). Because we know that transmitting knowledge and ensuring that it is not lost in an international company that is growing every day is fundamental, we promote internal training through a group of experts by areas, who assume the role of trainer.
Within professional development, we have interdepartmental polyvalence plans, as well as rotation plans.
TRANSVERSAL OPERATING MODEL
In an international and large company such as Gonvarri Industries, it is fundamental that strategic plans be in step with the personnel
To this end, we are progressively implementing Dirección por Objetivos (Management by Objectives) throughout the company, which allows us to carry out adequate planning and monitoring of the objectives to be achieved, in order to efficiently achieve the business goals.
There are more and more cross-cutting processes that require the combined action of different departments and work centers, which is why for us a well-synchronized and coordinated collaboration between departments is essential.
An example of this is our Collaborative Operations Model, which has been able to effectively bridge all our departments into one efficient operation.
A health-conscience company
At Gonvarri we have always considered promoting activities and initiatives directed at promoting physical activity and healthy habits a very important matter. From now on we want to give this a fresh momentum by using the health-conscious model. The latter includes initiatives that have already been set in motion, as well as incorporating other new programs focusing on Gonvarri being a company that lives and feels the values of a health-conscious company.
People spend a considerable part of our time in the place where we work. Our lifestyles come with us to where we work. Therefore, if we do not smoke, eat healthier, play sports, avoid sitting for long periods of time at work, and maintain a good posture during the workday, we are helping improve our health and welfare.
We recognize that companies that promote healthy behavior are more competitive. Their personnel feel more satisfied and have a positive impact on their country, thereby reducing healthcare costs, among other factors. We at Gonvarri want to be a leader in this area, by promoting healthy habits, practices, and behaviors. This way, we can be more competitive by offering a more comprehensive workplace experience.
Management of Change
Our Company undergoes constant change, as it adapts to the necessities and demands of our clients in a complex global market. Therefore, we develop a broad range of skills and competencies among our staff so that it may meticulously lead and manage the varied changes it confronts. Furthermore, our staff can adapt without difficulties to the new roles they must assume in order to ensure and reach the Company’s goals.
WELLNESS FOR PEOPLE
Corporate culture and environment
Gonvarri has set in place several different policies with the objective of promoting an engaged staff management culture that promotes gender equality. As such, employees will feel more committed, and their management will be more humane, efficient, and productive.
Gonvarri is sensitive to family needs, and we now count on several measures related to workplace compromise and flexibility as far as supporting our staff’s families
Among the measure we have adopted are shortening the workday, flexibility of work hours, early release on Fridays during the summer, vacation flexibility, international mobility, flexible remuneration, and maternity and paternity leave. These measures allow us to build a positive work environment.
At Gonvarri we recognize the importance and differential value behind our staff’s sense ofbelonging. As such we support close ties among our employees,and we hold events that strengthen said ties. From focusing on internal promotion, to publicly recognizing good work and holding yearly events for our staff’s families, we promote our cornerstone values: Honesty, Humility, Perseverance, and Work.
COMMITTED TO SAFETY
At Gonvarri Industries we are convinced that our staff is our most important asset. Therefore, for sometime now, Security and Workplace Welfare has been the daily priority of our Company, such as it is defined in our corporate policy.
Thus, and with the objective of raising consciousness about road safety issues among our staff, we have created the online informative platform “Traveller’s Backpack.”
As such, and with the goal of keeping all our collaborators informed not only within the strict limits of the workplace, almost a year ago we launched Emotional Driving Challenge. With the latter we wish to reinforce our commitment to the Welfare and Health of our employees, and in this case, road safety (it should be stressed that one in three deadly workplace accidents are traffic-related).
On it, you can access information about the different countries we work in, paperwork and visa requirements for different countries, updated information about risks, and security measures to bear in mind when travelling to our plants abroad. The app also highlights landmarks, what to do in case of emergencies, local customs, medical and hygiene advice, recommendations on how to behave in each area, Company contact people in each country…
In general, all the information that needs to be known beforehand, during, and upon return from being sent abroad.