At Saint-Gobain India, we consider our People critical to our success. Attracting top talent, building and enhancing people capability, and creating an environment in which people can give their best and realize their full potential are the key thrust areas of our human resource policies and practices.
Globally, Saint-Gobain employs around 2, 00, 000 people across 59 countries and spread
across our five business sectors.
In India, we are growing rapidly. And to accelerate our growth, we are continuously seeking talented and focused individuals who can be an integral part of and significantly contribute to our growth.
Our people initiatives revolve around two central themes
a) Creating a performance enabling environment
b) People growth and development
Based on these themes, our People Initiatives in Saint-Gobain India include:
Creating and maintaining a
Our culture defines the climate at work in all our organizations. In Saint- Gobain India, our culture is shaped by the global Saint-Gobain Principles of Conduct and Action and the India-specific Code of Conduct for employees. It is characterized by professionalism, integrity, freedom, openness and performance orientation.
We believe that a regular and open two–way dialogue with our people is important. And we ensure that this happens in variety of ways. We have regular open house sessions with people, in-house magazines (electronic and print), the intranet…
People Engagement Surveys are conducted regularly to gauge the engagement levels of our employees and to obtain feedback from them in various dimensions pertaining to the company and their work. Based on the survey findings specific interventions are drawn up.
All employees of Saint-Gobain India have the possibility of investing in the equity of our parent company Compagnie de Saint-Gobain at substantially discounted rates. This reinforces in our people a stronger sense of involvement and identification with the company.
We provide our people with varied and multifunctional exposure to broaden their perspectives and facilitate their career development. We encourage the movement of people across the Saint-Gobain Companies in India for their professional development and career advancement. In addition to the Group’s career management initiatives, our Internal Career Opportunities System (ICOS) facilitates the movement of people across, businesses and functions. All vacancies in the Group are publicised on the Intranet. Anyone
interested in the opening is free to apply; if he/she gets selected, he/she moves into the position.
As a part of our Talent Management initiatives, we also provide International exposure and Training Programmes for High Performing Employees. Compagnie de Saint-Gobain strongly believes in building a truly International and cross-cultural managerial cadre. Several of our Executives have moved into assignments with Group Companies in United States, Europe & South East Asia after a few years with Saint-Gobain in India.