More than any other factors, it is the skill, expertise and professionalism of our employees that ultimately determine Schindler’s success in the marketplace. We treat all our employees with respect and offer them a stimulating working environment in which they can thrive. To help achieve these goals, Schindler introduced a global people strategy that provides managers and HR professionals with clear guidance on areas such as employee safety and health, people development, employment and motivation, work-life balance and remuneration.
Recognized as top employer
In Europe, three Schindler companies won top employer awards for their employee engagement initiatives. In Germany, Schindler received the Top Employer Award in 2014 for the fifth time since 2008, while both Spain and Switzerland won the award for the seventh consecutive year.
Continuous education & training
We offer development opportunities across all areas of our business in order to continuously enhance our employees’ skills and strengthen their motivation. Schindler’s Management Resource Planning Program is designed to provide suitable development opportunities for people within our company.
A Group-wide certification program for installation and service technicians provides our people in the field with regular training. The average number of technical training days provided per employee in 2013 was 7 days.
In addition, our Schindler Career Development Program is designed to ensure that we have a pipeline of talented employees with the potential to assume a leadership role within the company.
Our target: Improve LTIFR by a further 25% by 2016 compared to 2012
Since 2006 our lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR) has improved by 80%, with the best-ever result recorded in 2012 and we strive to improve it by a further 25% by 2016 compared to the 2012 rate.