With its “people-first” human resources policy and practices, Covestro China has been officially recognized as a Top Employer 2020 in China by the Top Employers Institute for the second year in a row.
“At Covestro, we have always viewed employees as our most valuable asset and the driving force that keeps the company moving forward. Being recognized as China’s top employer again is a remarkable recognition of our achievements in talent development,” said Holly Lei, President of Covestro China. “We will continue to invest in talent and create a diverse and inclusive atmosphere for a strengthened corporate culture that supports our people to develop.”
The Top Employers Institute is the global authority on recognizing excellence in people practices. Organizations certified as Top Employers dedicate themselves to providing the very best working environment for employees through progressive “people-first” HR practices. Its HR Best Practice Survey encompasses over 100 questions, covering 600 practices across 10 topics including talent strategy, talent acquisition, learning & development, leadership development, compensation & benefits, and culture.
Brand new people strategy
In 2019, Covestro developed a new people strategy to more pertinently support business development. With this strategy, Covestro outlined clear plans and measures for employee engagement, as well as employee skills and leadership development.
In terms of employee engagement, Covestro this year launched ENGAGE, a digitally-driven initiative that more flexibly conducts engagement surveys and data analysis. This enables managers and supervisors to continuously provide open access for feedback from employees.
Regarding skills and leadership development, Covestro offers targeted programs for different positions and levels to enhance employees’ knowledge, skills, experience and competence. They include a production and technology trainee program, an innovation trainee program, a mentoring program, and a series of cutting-edge training programs such as design thinking and agile project management.