JTI (Japan Tobacco International) was one of the select five companies in the world to receive the Top Employer Global 2015 certification during an awards ceremony in Amsterdam yesterday. JTI offices in an unprecedented thirty-three countries across Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East were recognized by the Top Employers Institute for their exceptional employee environment.
“This award recognizes the high standards we set ourselves worldwide and our constant dedication to foster a diverse work environment where employees excel”, says Ilona Alonso, Global HQ Human Resources Vice President at JTI. “Recruiting the best candidates and developing employees’ skills and competencies across the organization is in JTI’s DNA. We work hard to invest in tomorrow’s leaders with a solid performance management and succession planning platform.”
“JTI is a perfect example of a company that has harmonized its operations in a way which has not only benefited its employees but also its operational efficiency on a global scale”, comments David Plink, Top Employers Institute’s CEO.
“Experience has shown us that employees with diverse backgrounds make strong leaders”, adds Ms. Alonso. “We recognize that career paths are changing and are not always linear, which is why we encourage employees to build their competencies and skills beyond their core functional areas of expertise. We take a truly global and flexible approach to help them grow within the company.” Today, approximately 80% of JTI leaders are appointed internally. Over 800 employees are currently on a long-term, short-term or rotational international assignment.