We believe that employee development promotes engagement, employee satisfaction, and leads to higher productivity. As Henry Ford allegedly once said:
The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay.
Each year, more than 95% of our employees participate in at least one external educational program. We average 50 hours of overall training per employee per year. Our strong on-boarding and mentoring program smooths the transition and represents the first step in an employee’s career at Medis.Medis Annual Work Satisfaction Survey
Connecting with our values and culture provides a strong base to build individualized training and development programmes. Through development and succession planning we cultivate healthy and strong leadership.
Our managers are ambitious, result-driven and people-oriented individuals who seek direct feedback from their team during the annual interviews. With regular surveys (e.g. work satisfaction and engagement surveys, corporate communication surveys), we gain a comprehensive insight into teams. This helps managers and their teams to grow both personally and professionally.
For new employees, feedback is even more important, which is why Medis has a well-developed system for monitoring employees during their probationary period. Every new employee receives systematic and comprehensive feedback on their work halfway through the probationary period and at the end of it, thus giving us an opportunity to empower, motivate and assure the employees who significantly contribute to the overall results of our team and will continue to do so in the future.
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More than 88% of our employees support our information flow system, in which our managers are the main source of information. We nurture transparency in many forms, most commonly through regular meetings, intranet articles and internal newsletters.
We listen to good ideas
All ideas are important, even small ones. They can become important, perhaps even crucial, with input from other sources. Therefore, it is important for ideas to be written down, seen and commented on by as many staff members as possible. With our own brainstorming idea app, we systematically process every idea submitted and, at the end of the year, reward the best ones.
We promote a healthy lifestyle. Employees get subsidized fitness centre memberships and we reward participation in amateur sport competitions (running, hiking, cycling, skiing, etc.).
We believe that a healthy lifestyle improves not only physical but also psychological well-being. We emphasize the importance of both at our annual team-building meetings, which include an enjoyable blend of educational and recreational activities. Connecting with our co-workers is a vital part of our success.
At Medis, mentoring is one of the most important steps in onboarding - a process of introducing and integrating a new employee into the work environment. Great mentoring helps achieve the new employee's set goals and increase their job satisfaction, which leads to greater loyalty to the company.
Mentors help employees set goals and build skills to achieve them while familiarising them with the company culture and co-workers.
At Medis, we put a lot of thought into selecting the best mentors for our new colleagues. They must have extensive knowledge and experience in their field of work, have strong interpersonal skills, and be willing to invest their time and effort.
Each year, we select and award the best among our many excellent mentors, and only a select few receive special recognition for outstanding mentoring.