More than any other factor, it is the know-how, skills, competence and dedication of our people which will decide on the Group's success in the market place. Therefore it is crucial how we treat our people and each other within our Group and how we define our values and objectives.
Schindler's Corporate Management has created a Human Resources Policy to address key issues of how we attract, retain and train our thousands of employees worldwide. This policy defines the core values that underpin our corporate culture. It also sets out leadership principles such as respect, trust and fairness, which Schindler team leaders are expected to adopt in their daily work.The policy plays a key role in prohibiting discrimination of any form and safeguarding fundamental employee rights.
Employee development and training
We know that the intellectual capital of our employees is one of our most valuable assets. We are committed to maintaining a highly skilled workforce and continuously invest considerable resources in the training and development of employees at all levels of the company.
We focus on providing needs-oriented training and customized programs to enhance the skills and expertise of both employees and managers.
We operate technical training centers in all major market regions to enable our employees to acquire the very latest knowledge in line with technological developments. Our technicians complete comprehensive technical training programs before their first on-site assignments as well as with each market introduction of new products. Our technical staff are required to attend regular safety courses to ensure they know and rigorously apply internal and external safety regulations at all times.
State-of-the-art training methods
Schindler uses state-of-the-art training methods to promote the transfer of skills and expertise throughout the company. In view of the long life cycle and the numerous different generations of Schindler products in use today – ranging from older relay systems to those equipped with the latest micro-processor technology – it is essential for our technical staff to maintain and enhance their skills and know-how through continuous learning. We employ a variety of training methods from web-based e-learning, classroom teaching and workshops to self-study, learning-by-doing, job rotation and coaching by line managers.
Schindler Career Development Program (SCDP)
The Schindler Career Development Program (SCDP) is a six-year, on-the-job management training program that gives you the chance to rise to top positions – international perspectives and professional guidance included.