At Axalta, we aim to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people: those that are passionate about our company, skilled in their area of expertise, committed to doing their best and eager to work as part of a united global team.
Simply stated, Axalta wants to be the employer of choice for the world’s best talent who will enable us to innovate and sustain our business. Our commitment to growth begins by providing unique and challenging experiences for our people every day, creating a platform for individual and professional growth building on our company values.
We start by providing a healthy and safe workplace, which is one of the goals of our new Environment, Health and Safety Policy introduced in 2017. The continued development and refinement of our Built for Performance talent development and performance management system is the cornerstone of our talent development programs and enables us to develop, retain and reward our workforce and provide internal promotional opportunities whenever possible. As we grow and identify the need for new expertise, we’ve hired from the outside to complement our existing skill base, looking for both mid-career and executive talent. We demonstrate a strong commitment to integrate new talent through our best-in-class university relations and internship programs. Through our commitment to employee development, providing a collaborative working environment and balancing our employee base by adding skilled individuals and new graduates to our workforce will sustain our long-term success.
We have also expanded employee engagement programs. In 2017, we launched a global employee intranet platform with news about our businesses and employee resources. Global and regional Town Halls via conference calls continued as did in-person Town Halls hosted by Axalta executives visiting facilities around the world. Regional and local employee communications continued with content geared to local developments in multiple languages. We also responded to the needs of employees in times of crisis by helping them, their families and their communities overcome the effects of natural disasters.