The individual training needs of every employee are discussed as part of their annual performance review. Here, managers evaluate existing competencies and performance, set goals and determine suitable personnel development measures together with their individual employees.
Particularly for technically oriented areas like product development, quality control and research, we defined career paths with specific requirements for the respective role and jointly discussed qualification measures with employees in 2014.
Back in 2012, our company launched an initiative for a comprehensive approach to employee development and advancement with career@symrise. Career and succession planning was also integrated into the associated online platform along with the development of the objective agreement process. Nearly all employees, with the exception of employees in the lower wage groups, can use the platform to present their skills, define their career aspirations and keep developing themselves within the company in close dialogue with their managers.