Developing employees

Developing employees

Competent employees with an entre preneurial mindset are one of ORIORʼs obvious strengths. They are the ones who have made ORIOR the company it is today and they lay the foundation for future success through their workmanship and entrepreneurial spirit. To retain our sharp competitive edge, employees at all levels of the organisation benefit from training and development.

Competent employees with an entrepreneurial mindset are one of ORIOR’s obvious strengths. They are the ones who have made ORIOR the company it is today and they are laying the foundation for future success through their craftsmanship and the entrepreneurial spirit they display every day. To retain our sharp competitive edge, employees at all levels of the organisation receive training and development.

ORIOR attaches great importance to employee motivation and development at every level of the work force. ORIOR Group employed an average of 1618 people in 2016, about 17 of whom were apprentices in the fields of the butchery trade, logistics, and office administration. As in the past, temporary workers were also employed to handle peak periods, particularly during the Christmas season.

ORIOR promotes continual employee development through joint setting of targets, performance appraisals, and a wide choice of training and development opportunities. Each competence centre provides specific professional training while managers and key employees are also offered internal training and development inputs. Employee skills and resources are also promoted and developed on an individual basis. The ORIOR  Campus was established in 2016 within the scope of the ORIOR 2020 strategy. Leadership and strategy execution are the key themes of training and development in 2017. Functional training and other courses in the fields of IT and cyber security will also be offered. 
 
ORIOR offers its employees a safe and healthy work environment. It also invests in targeted improvements as well as in courses on occupational safety and it periodically contracts external safety experts to examine additional ways of improving work safety.

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ORIOR CAMPUS

The ORIOR Campus was established in 2016 within the scope of the ORIOR 2020 strategy. Specialized training and development courses broaden and strengthen the skills and business smarts of our employees in their daily work. ORIOR Campus encourages employee commitment and responsibility and supports lifelong learning and personal development. Besides continuous learning, the Campus is also a platform for constructive inputs and inspiration.

In 2016, the main emphasis was on leadership and strategy courses. Furthermore, special courses aimed at specific needs were conducted at the competence centres.

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CORPORATE HEALTH MANAGEMENT

Rigorous health management policies were introduced throughout the Group. Courses on interacting with and managing employees on the basis of future-oriented leadership were conducted. Managers receive training on how to contend with the challenges of our day and how best to proceed in very sensitive situations involving overwhelming job demands or psychological stress, whether that be personal or in the context of other employees, and learn how to take the right decisions in response. At the same time, simple techniques for staying healthy that can be easily integrated into one's daily schedule were also presented. The measures introduced under the corporate health management program already produced some positive results in the year under review: The number of working days lost declined at Group level.

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APPRENTICESHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS

ORIOR assumes responsibility for vocational education and continuing professional development. Apprenticeships are offered at all the Group's operating sites. Internships are also encouraged, with the objective of enabling young and talented people to enter the world of work at an early stage and to broaden their horizons.

Several apprenticeships from Rapelli completed their vocational education program with distinction in 2016. ORIOR is very proud of their achievements.

Interns from Swiss universities and colleges are accepted throughout ORIOR Group on an ongoing basis and case studies and project-related work are conducted with teams of students on a regular basis.

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