At Kordsa, our approach towards our people is honest and fair, and we commit to a non- discriminative, safe and healthy working environment for all. We make sure our people enjoy their employee rights fully and properly, and we invest in their personal development. We respect their work-life balance and support the volunteer work they do for appropriate social causes acting with social responsibility. In order to maintain these tenets in a rapidly changing social and economic context, we adopt the ethical principles of Sabancı Holding, a principal shareholder of Kordsa, and we train our people about our Code of Ethics which includes principles on human rights protection so that they can exercise their rights and responsibilities within this framework.
Our Human Resources Department is in charge of creating and executing our global HR strategy. We undertake activities such as recruitment and placement, wages and fringe benefits, performance management, organization and human resources review and succession planning, leadership and employee development, overseas assignments, strategic operations related to the organizational climate and similar processes in line with the corporate sustainability targets of our company.
We organize various activities to expedite the orientation of our new recruits, and to promote relations with their coworkers, managers and the upper management. Some of these activities and actions aroused from focus group discussions following the employee engagement survey are; breakfasts with operations directors, a welcome gathering once a year to bring together the upper management and new recruits, roundtable meetings with the CEO and ELT where they listen to employees’ opinions and receive their feedback and white-collar / blue-collar interaction meetings.
All practices under rewards and benefits management are regularly reviewed and updated through market analyses and benchmarking studies. If the Board need to monitor market analysis deeply or to develop new compensation tools an advisor shall be hired to attact and retain key executives.
We monitor our employee satisfaction through employee engagement surveys, roundtable meetings with the CEO and ELT where they listen to employees’ opinions and receive their feedback and also with interaction meetings. We conduct employee engagement surveys biennially through an independent organization.
Employee engagement survey results were 44% in 2014, 62% in 2016, 68% in 2018 and 62% in 2021.
The results of our employee engagement survey guide our improvement actions, and actions are implemented with focus group studies and platforms that ensure employee involvement. Results and actions followed closely by the management team are included in the action plans with country-based targets. Actions planned within the scope Future of Work will contribute employee engagement.
All Kordsa all employees are subject to regular performance and career development evaluations. As Kordsa, we support career development plans of our employees, measure the leadership styles of the our managers, and evaluate the climate they provide to the organization regularly. With international assignments all over 5 countries, we provide employees with the opportunity to work with different cultures and support them. We measure the success of our employees with different incentive systems, reward and recognize them in a fair way.
Internal Career Opportunities
We provide overseas assignments to ensure the development of a common culture across all Kordsa sites. Currently, 17 of our employees are positioned at abroad locations for long term assignments.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND DIVERSITY
At Kordsa, we mainstream equality from recruitment to retirement providing equal work environment for men and women. We support our approach complying with the principles of international initiatives.
Kordsa is signatory to the Equality at Work Declaration announced to the business world by the Platform’s Co-Chair Ms. Güler Sabancı, under the auspices of United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles (www.weprinciples.org) and the Ministry of Family and Social Policies.
Both of these platforms we support, work to fight against gender inequalities, encourage women’s participation in business life, empower women in decision-making mechanisms, and ensure that women enjoy opportunities and resources equally.
At Kordsa we provide equal opportunities for all our employees. We practice absolute equality in recruitment and placement based on our recruitment and placement procedure. We do not make discriminatory job postings, and we prioritize women when we evaluate applications and make job interviews.
Besides the fair working environment for hiring, working, and career planning for women, we also offer private health insurance that covers childbirth, and lactation rooms for their convenience.