Commitment to our employees
Our Key Figures
40% female representation on our board of directors.
24% of the workforce is represented by millennials.
94.4% of employees have a permanent contract.
815 people joined Quadient under permanent or fixed-term contracts during the 2018 fiscal year.
85% of employees received at least one training course in 2018.
310 employees had an internal promotion or changed positions within the same entity in 2018.
A culture of diversity, fairness and respect
Our employees come from diverse backgrounds, work in different countries, hold different positions, and think in different ways. But what binds us together as a community is our passion for our work and our desire to make meaningful connections for our customers.
Every unique Quadient employee is valuable to our success as a business and should be treated with fairness and respect.
We offer equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. We do not tolerate discrimination with reference to age, race, gender, ethnic or social origin, nationality, language, religion, health, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, political or philosophical opinion, veteran or other status, trade union membership, or other characteristics protected by applicable laws and regulations. All employees, regardless of job title or level, must be treated fairly in matters affecting promotion, training, hiring, compensation, and termination.
We have set high ethical standards for everyone who acts on behalf of Quadient, and we strictly prohibit any acts of violence, harassment, and bullying, whether done by an employee or a non-employee. Harassment and bullying are offensive, intimidating, malicious, and/or insulting repetitive behaviours involving the misuse of power that can make a person feel vulnerable, upset, humiliated, undermined, and/or threatened.
Quadient is committed to developing employability, to fostering internal mobility and to preserving a good work/life balance for its employees.
Quadient strives to maintain its employees’ employability by enriching their experience, their abilities and their qualifications. Thus, training schemes provide support to the employees’ development and help at anticipating the need for new skills. Our people are entitled to regular feedback and performance reviews, helping them to define their career development plan and to identify any learning, training and support needed.
Internal mobility is a priority for Quadient. The company offers local and international career opportunities on a regular basis by creating business gateways and by advertising about open positions internally.
Quadient encourages a healthy work/life balance through remote working, telecommuting, flexible working hours and overtime compensation, if the options remain compatible with the nature and the aim of a given work position and comply with applicable laws.
Quadient fosters open dialog and relationships with its employees wherever it operates. An employee engagement survey, which allows everyone to express personal opinions, is conducted every two years. The results are analyzed and consequently each manager defines with his/her team the needed actions to maintain or improve working aspects.
At the European level, a committee has been set up to exchange information. Its objective is to strengthen dialogue and exchange of views between top management and the European employees’ representatives.
Health and Safety at Work
Providing a safe workplace for our employees, contractors and guests and safeguarding them from injuries or accidents are key priorities for us. Quadient companies have the duty, beyond their obligation to comply with local regulations, to ensure the workplace health and safety of their employees by implementing the relevant actions, rules and procedures applicable to their activities. Therefore, we set appropriate measures and we ensure the strict respect of safety regulations. These measures consider the investments needed to improve the ergonomics of all workstations, to provide and replace protection equipment and to conduct regular internal training to inform and create awareness on safety for all employees.
Since 2006, Quadient is OHSAS 18001 certified, mainly for its industrial sites. This certification, issued by an independent third party organization, demonstrates Quadient’s commitment to the health and safety of its employees. Renewed every year, OHSAS 18001 also reflects the company's continued improvements in the areas of health and safety at work.