Retaining today’s talent requires a well-planned and meaningful engagement programmes to keep employees motivated, happy, and productive at work. Ranked as one of the Top Workplaces in Asia, Bosch in Southeast Asia has certainly gotten this aspect right.
The leading global supplier of technology and services has been an esteemed name within the region since it first set foot into Singapore back in 1926. Throughout the years, the management has developed a strong human resources programme that has cultivated an encouraging working environment for around 9,500 of its associates in Southeast Asia – all of whom aim to make lives better by playing an active role in shaping technology and innovation.
Bosch incorporates a flexible, family-conscious working culture that promotes work-life balance. Family duties and professional commitment are equally important. For this reason, the company introduced well-received initiatives such as parental leave, flexible benefit, and flexible working time, just to name a few. This means that associates can contribute their skills in every life phase as best they can – leading to greater job satisfaction. Currently, the company supports more than 100 different working models – from part time, working from home to job sharing in order to achieve a harmony between working commitment and personal obligation.
Bosch also promotes life-long learning and is dedicated to the career development of their employees. As such, the company has taken steps to develop their associates and regularly review their potential and career aspiration. Bosch also provides training programmes to upskill the knowledge and talents of its associates. For example, job rotations that occurs every three to five years aim to provide each employee with opportunities to widen their range of skills and experiences – many of which engage in international assignments within Bosch’s global network. With subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries, international exposure is not just possible but actively encouraged.
To forge unity and educate understanding between individuals of different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, the technology company organizes several running community events such as annual Dinner & Dance events, Family Day and Diversity Day. Furthermore collaboration is also encouraged via Bosch’s online network which helps to increase success in collaborative projects.
Even though Bosch have already developed a comprehensive supportive framework, they are continuously modifying it for the betterment of their associates and the company through constant feedback sessions. On both micro and macro levels, exchanges of constructive feedback are conducted regularly through feedback meetings with supervisors and bi-yearly associate surveys that anonymously measure employee satisfaction and confidence in the organisation. In turn, associates obtain the full understanding of the company’s progress and changes through communication sessions with associates and managers. With consistent updates and seamless communication, Bosch was able to continuously improve, and grow into the industry leaders they are today.
The company’s investment in the empowering work structure has reaped positive results. With its low staff turnover rate, Bosch has established a loyal workforce that truly emulates the company’s quality standard and heart-felt humanitarian values.