Values Make the Difference
“Dear friends” – that’s how most emails at Sika begin. Many employees describe the work atmosphere as informal and uncomplicated. The Sika corporate culture combined with the skills and expertise of our workforce is what defines the Sika Spirit and consistently produces new record results. To ensure that this remains the case in future too, employees are assured the best possible conditions.
SHARED VALUES: STRONG FOUNDATION AND BASIS OF GROWTH STRATEGY
Customer First, Courage for Innovation, Sustainability & Integrity, Empowerment & Respect, and Manage for Results are the defining elements of Sika. These values and principles serve as a compass for all Sika national subsidiaries around the world, and are applied by all employees. Thus the Group’s culture of trust, transparency, and openness has a firm globalfoundation that is lived out in practice.
INTERESTING PROSPECTS ACROSS THE GLOBE
Sika has a local presence in over 100 countries and its products are available worldwide. The company is growing rapidly, and is able to offer employees adaptable career paths, as opposed to rigid development plans. With its culture of flexibility and trust in talents, Sika creates and nurtures individual career opportunities and increasingly champions international mobility. Internal candidates are given preference. In recent years, for instance, some 300 employees were promoted to new positions, and 100% of Sika Senior Management roles were filled in-house or with managers joining from acquisitions. The long-term employee prospects and the corporate culture are among the reasons behind Sika’s low fluctuation rate of 6.9% (2018).
LEARNING FOR LONG-TERM SUCCESS
As a multinational, the company is still able to act as fast as a medium-sized enterprise and respond to business opportunities with high implementation speeds. To ensure that this remains the case, employee know-how must be kept in sync with current trends and market demands. In this context, Sika is expanding the e-learning platform, with now more than 320 internal trainings available. Geared towards a strategy of sustainable growth, the programs offered by the Sika Business School comprise leadership and talent development, sales training, digital learning, and special academies.
VALUES AND PRINCIPLES
Customer First, Courage for Innovation, Sustainability & Integrity, Empowerment & Respect, and Manage for Results– these are the defining elements of the Sika culture..
The long-term employee prospects and the corporate culture are among the reasons behind Sika’s low fluctuation rate of 6.9% (2017: 6.2%).
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
In 2018, Sika spent CHF 11.5 million (previous year: CHF 10.7 million) on employee development.
The leadership program is directed at talented company employees at global and regional level. Over 300 people were taking part in the development program in 2018.
People of different origins bring new perspectives. At Sika, the assimilation of different ways of thinking and livingserves to unlock new potential.
The company’s extraordinary growth is additionally supported by media such as the social intranet, online learning programs and guidance apps.