Happiness & Performance Charter
This is why every year, we complete and sign this Happiness & Performance Charter. It summarizes the steps we have taken for diversity, gender equality, disability accommodations and our quality of life at work (QLW) policy.
We take care to assess how effectively we are complying with this charter in our day-to-day work, to best support the health of our employees.
1. PREVENTION AND HEALTH
1.1. Informing and educating employees about occupational health
1.2. Learning about and preventing risks of occupational disease and injury
2. PROMOTING DIVERSITY
2.1. Promoting women’s business development
2.2. Expanding recruitment and retention of workers with disabilities
2.3. Recruiting and promoting without discrimination
3. MANAGING AND PROCURING RESPONSIBLY
3.1. Training, supporting and empowering our employees
Kepax works for stable employment by recruiting its employees for open-ended contracts (78 hires in 2020).
The Group wants to offer all employees the best opportunities for development through high-quality training and support. This includes an integration process that starts before the future employee even joins the team.
Each employee receives personalized onboarding to show them how the company works and introduce key points of contact. This way, employees can quickly see possibilities for regional, technical, sector or job mobility within the Group.
The goal of DeepTalents, the Group’s training arm, is to enhance skills and share expertise by offering high-level trainings.
If they wish, employees can also apply for the role of Ambassador, which gives them additional status and responsibility in the company. Every employee is appreciated for their various skills and potential, which they can use to reach their career goals within the Group.
3.2. Honoring our commitments to our customers and partners
We are constantly seeking to improve our selection process to honor our commitment to performance. We must be very demanding to ensure that our industrial partnerships succeed. The three-step recruitment process systematically includes tests and reference checks so that we only select the very best. Our partnerships with engineering schools and business schools also position us to identify future talent.
To develop a high level of collective intelligence, we will continue to hone our employees’ knowledge and hard and soft skills with comprehensive support: relevant, qualitative training; engaging, caring management and encouragement to start new adventures, whether they are entrepreneurial adventures with our startup incubator Go Labs, or sports adventures with our sponsorship program.
This high level of commitment to our partners is based on fair contractual terms, in accordance with the Group’s values.
3.3. Doing our part
For years, the Group has been sponsoring organizations and associations that work for causes Kepax believes in. For example, we have supported the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which fulfills the deepest wishes of children with critical illnesses, and Medair, which brings emergency humanitarian assistance to countries dealing with conflict or natural disasters.
By including disability-friendly companies (EAs) and work assistance establishments (ESATs) on the Kepax panel of suppliers, the Group hopes to support jobs for persons with disabilities.