Being the leader in Digital Security – and a business inspired by innovation – the way we manage and develop our people is critical to our future growth. Our strong ethical foundation helps us to attract and retain the most talented recruits.
Our approach to human resources
Our approach to managing Human Resources is based on '8 Pillars' that place people at the heart of our business: management by objectives; ethics and well-being; mobility;learning; recruitment; compensation and benefits; promotion from within; and diversity.
Attracting the best people
Global competition in our industry is fierce. We must attract the best people who are capable of developing new ideas for our customers. We have an ambitious talent acquisition strategy and, in 2016, we recruited over 2,300 people, 44% of whom were women.
Developing our people
We depend on our employees to respond quickly to new technological challenges and developments. Our cutting-edge training opportunities range from the 'Gemalto University' - our global leadership development program - to a new eLearning platform, tool is designed to increase efficiency in our processes and expand the delivery of pertinent and timely content to our employees.
Looking after our people
The wellbeing and safety of our employees plays a vital role in the performance of our business. In 2016, we implemented various initiatives across our sites – from employee yoga in Dubai to working from home opportunities in China and sporting participation in the US. We prioritize four key areas to reduce safety risks: commuting and business travel; production equipment; ergonomics and musculoskeletal disorders (MSD); and hazardous substances, compounds and chemicals used in production.
Respecting our people
We encourage the recruitment of women and their development into senior management positions. As of January 2016, two of our 14 Senior Management team members and two of our 10 Board members were women. More than 1000 women are registered in our internal professional network, 'Connected Women'.
Diversity at Gemalto
We believe our workforce should reflect both the global nature of our business and the diversity of our customers and end-users, giving us the experience to explore new markets in an unbiased, open and intelligent way.