Governance and Oversight
Human Resources has a streamlined approach to ensuring functional leadership and the highest level of focus, clarity and efficiency. Our structure is based on three dedicated areas that provide specialised services (Centres of Expertise), deploy HR strategies within a specific business (Business Partners) and perform transactional activities (Employee Services).
Recruiting the right people
At Nestlé we look for the right fit with our Company in terms of culture, values and skills. Due to our strong “pipeline” of successors for more senior positions, external recruitment focuses on entry and young professional levels.
Our recruitment teams are decentralised in order to respond speedily to local needs; given their knowledge of local needs and good understanding of the local business environment and labour market. To ensure consistency, our corporate function provides good practices, tools and standards to all recruitment teams at the country-level.
We recruit people based on our Nestlé Leadership Framework, which lays out the behaviours and soft skills for positions at all levels. Our hiring teams use a common interviewing method to identify the right skills in line with this model and cultural attributes.
Employee and career development
Since 2010, we have delivered a major communication and internal engagement programme to raise awareness of our Corporate Business Principles. Introductory communication and training toolkits have now been used in every country. In 2011, the focus was on building understanding of the Principles. An intranet site, ‘We make Nestlé’, is a central resource to help employees learn more about the Principles, apply them to their activities, share good practice and verify performance.
In 2012, action plans ensured all employees fully understood the content, application and monitoring of the Principles. As part of our Nestlé & I survey, we also evaluated whether teams have discussed and applied the Principles in their day-to-day work.