From left: Ben Smith, Commercial Manager, Ecommerce GPN Europe, Middle East and Africa; Michael Patten, Group Human Resources & Corporate Affairs Director; Niamh O’Sullivan, Digital Media Associate.
“Our diverse and talented employees are key to our success. Retaining and developing their enthusiasm and energy is central to the group’s strategy for growth and development.” Michael Patten, Group Human Resources and Corporate Affairs Director
Global HR Agenda
2015 was a year of significant progress in creating the best possible conditions to unlock the potential of our people and of Glanbia. We recognise that organisations with a distinct purpose, clear vision and strong values deliver sustained superior returns through more committed, engaged and focused employees. The Board and Group’s Executive Leadership agreed on a core purpose and vision for the organisation, and the values and behaviours required to fulfil our potential. In addition, particular focus was placed on a comprehensive review of our top talent and succession to ensure a healthy pipeline of future leaders and to identify their development needs. Our employee engagement work focused on seeking the views of our people about our Group; what we do well and where we can improve. While the results were very positive overall, this has led to some key initiatives across the organisation to improve the employee experience and services and to recognise and celebrate our achievements. Further progress was also made in improving employee communications and to improve our outreach to potential new hires to increase our talent pipeline at all levels of the organisation.
Growing global employee base
In 2015, total Group employees increased by to more than 6,000 people based in 32 countries. As the Group continues to grow, the depth, quality and readiness of our talent is a key factor for future success. This creates many attractive opportunities for career development in a global context.
We want Glanbia to be a company that is a great place to work and to drive our talent, recruitment and retention strategy through a strong, earned reputation. This has shaped our initiatives to date, particularly in the areas of employee engagement and our global Human Resources strategy.
Renewed purpose, vision and values
Following a comprehensive programme of work, informed by extensive internal and external stakeholder research, we introduced our renewed purpose vision and values. These unite our people and guide the actions, decisions and behaviours of every employee.
To learn more about our purpose, vision and values click here.