|Number of employees (FTE)||82,089|
|Number of employees with union membership||8,640|
|Total number of training hours (million)||2,25|
|Training hours per employee||27|
|Total training cost (CHF million)||129|
Valuing our employees
Attracting, motivating and retaining talented people and helping them perform at consistently high levels are all vital to our continued success. In short, we aim to be an Employer of Choice. To achieve this, we offer an excellent work environment, attractive development opportunities and competitive remuneration packages.
‘Make your Mark. Improve Lives’
We believe this slogan embodies what makes Roche different from other employers, as well as what we offer current and prospective employees.
It presents us as a leading company that offers opportunities for professional and personal growth, in a collaborative and stimulating workplace.
We also have strong Group values and leadership competencies, which reinforce Roche’s principles and the workplace we aim for.
- Integrity – we embrace differences and are constantly open, honest, ethical and genuine
- Courage – we are entrepreneurial and thus take risks, reach beyond boundaries, and experiment
- Passion – we use our drive and commitment to energize, engage and inspire others
- Focus to create value
- Mobilise the organisation
- Deliver the results
- Innovate, learn and change
Talent management is one of our key priorities to meet the challenging goals of our 2015 business strategy. It guides employee relations at all levels and in all activities.
While the focus is on identifying employees for key positions, talent management also involves developing the potential of all employees to help achieve our goals.
We measure our progress in:
Strengthening our talent pipeline nurtures the competitiveness and innovation that ensure Roche thrives. Our approach to talent management is companywide, and our talent framework focuses on high-potential employees. It highlights talented individuals and provides access to a broad pool of employees that can take over key positions, in the short or long term.
We target the top 5% of our employees, and support them with Group-wide development programmes, which amount to approximately 15% of total spending on learning and development.
The international assignments we offer help distinguish Roche as an attractive employer, and we provide support and assistance to employees and their families to ensure these projects run smoothly.
Employee retention rates give us a good indication of employee satisfaction, and ensuring the best employees remain at Roche means our talent management is working successfully. By offering long-term job stability, development opportunities and a good working environment, we aim to keep staff turnover to a minimum.
Retention in a dynamic industry
The pharmaceutical industry is one that regularly faces reorganisation, with acquisitions and mergers a regular feature. In such situations, we focus on retaining our most valued employees. To do so, Roche offers support measures including:
- Retention incentives
- New career orientation support
People are a core factor in our
business success - we need people
who are enthusiastic about their
job and about their employer.
This enthusiasm is infectious;
our customers pick up on it,
helping to build their trust in Roche.
Wolfgang Troebs, General Manager of Roche Diagnostics Switzerland