We focus on providing an environment in which our people have the power to make things happen. We encourage them to be dynamic using entrepreneurial passion to deliver great results and to work together so the business can benefit from everyone’s skills.
Safety and security
Given that we operate in many areas of the world which can be categorised as high risk, we consider the safety and security of our employees working in these locations to be our most critical issue.
We have further enhanced our Group security function and embedded standard tools and processes which were introduced in 2015. We also have an ongoing partnership with external advisers, who provide us with the on-the-ground knowledge that we need to make decisions on our operations in high risk areas.
Learning and development continues to be an area of focus and is built around the core capabilities required by the business. We firmly believe that investment in our employees has a direct and positive impact on our employee retention rates and the engagement levels of our staff.
Each part of the business has training programmes in place to provide our employees with the necessary skills to perform their role. Over 2016, we delivered over 173,000 hours of training across the Group.
In 2015, we used PULSE surveys to measure employee sentiment across the business. This year we launched ‘Be Heard’, a quarterly survey to capture sentiment across the Group on a more regular basis.
Each member of the Senior Leadership Team receives their division’s results and is then able to address concerns quickly. The total results are also circulated to the Group.
Our overall employee engagement score for the most recent survey was 72%. Within this, 85% of people said they are proud to work for Aggreko.