The companies certified as “2023 top employers” have just been announced and Hovione has been recognised as Top Employer in Portugal, the United States of America and Ireland, geographies that encompass 90% of Hovione's employee population.
The Hovione site in Macau was purposely not included in the evaluation due to COVID-related restrictions.
This certification is a recognition of Hovione´s resolve to put people first, and a validation that the investment in HR excellence is delivering. Hovione’s people strategy roadmap is focused on attracting and retaining the best to support the company's business ambitions, and on providing employees and managers with a positive and rewarding work experience.
The Top Employers Institute program certifies organisations based on the participation and results of their HR best practices survey. This survey covers six domains covering 20 topics including “people strategy”, “work environment”, “talent acquisition”, “learning”, “diversity”, “equity and inclusion” and “wellbeing”, among others.
"A paid full week shutdown was also added to our holiday schedule to ensure employees had time to relax and rest with their families at the end of the year"
"Receiving this certification is a great motivator for the entire organisation and most particularly for our HR Team which has been focusing on establishing best practices and on delivering on our people agenda. It is the confirmation that, as an organisation, we are on the right path to make the difference. We understand that while we are not yet excellent in all dimensions, we are committed to maintaining a process of continuous improvement, by putting our people at the centre of everything we do," said Ilda Ventura, Vice-President for Human Resources and Member of the Management Board at Hovione.
Beth Swiezkowski, HR Senior Director for Hovione in New Jersey added: “We are delighted to be recognised as a Top Employer. Hovione employees are our greatest asset and to know that our programs and culture meet such a high standard is illustrative of our commitment to the team. We strive to be an employer of choice through competitive pay, meaningful work, and an attractive company culture. Over the last year we have increased pay levels and most recently, provided a special inflation bonus to counter the impact of inflation on our employees.”
Swiezkowski continued: “We focused on employee well-being and engaged experts to deliver programs on managing stress, nutrition, and healthy eating and provided free healthy snacks daily. A paid full week shutdown was also added to our holiday schedule to ensure employees had time to relax and rest with their families at the end of the year. These are just a few examples of how we put our employees in the centre of what we do.”