The future of our operations depends on our ability to develop talented individuals. What can each of us do to be successful today and remain so tomorrow? Recognizing, steering and promoting the development of leadership talent is vital as it importantly contributes to our joint performance.
At Lek, talent development is systematically driven by the Organizational and Talent Review process (OTR) that is similar in all Novartis companies. The precondition and basis for its implementation is the Performance Management Process (PMP). Both the OTR and the PMP are carried out each year according to a pre-established schedule. They are performed by managers and supported by human resource experts who offer advice and assist both the managers and other associates.
We encourage our professionals to acquire additional training in world-renowned institutions, to attend and contribute at international conferences, to learn cutting-edge technologies, to stay on top of the latest in product development, and to participate in a variety of interdisciplinary teams. We want all our employees to fulfill their potential and become prominent in their field of expertise. We offer capable managers many leadership opportunities on different levels and in different aspects of our business operations. Lek supports MBA training programs and postgraduate studies, which directly impact job performance and encourage personal growth. Thus, our workforce is ready and willing to face ever-greater challenges.
Employees take an active role in planning their own career development. We hold annual interviews with our managers to evaluate the past year’s achievements, to coordinate personal goals with those of the company, and to simultaneously plan our personal growth and development. We also celebrate our best as Lek’s Stars, for we are aware that motivated staff with appropriate know-how are our company’s greatest asset for ensuring that our ambitious goals are met. Through training we are thus able to create professional, carefully managed systems that support the design of career paths, preparation of our future leaders and individual personal growth. Further, Lek wishes to build its Leadership Brand so as to include systematic leadership development through local and global training, and other forms of development bolstered by informal training programs in leadership skills.
Our vision is directed at fair remuneration based on the achievements (of both the company and individuals) and knowledge of our staff. In our work, we follow global orientations while also taking account of the local Slovenian market in which we want to be in the company of the best. In this way, our associates also enjoy a competitive position in terms of their remuneration.