Thursday, June 20th, 2013
The overriding objective of abertis’ HR policy is to motivate employees and secure their involvement in the ongoing improvement of the company.
Diversity and opportunity
The abertis Group has an average headcount of near 17,000 employees of 14 different countries.
abertis works to ensure equal opportunities and non-discrimination by sex, race, country of origin, religion or age. abertis encourages the inclusion of women in the workplace. 33% of abertis’ total workforce are women.
abertis is also working to include disabled people on its workforce. The percentage of disabled people hired in Spain directly or through alternative means stands at 1.8%.
The Group runs professional development programmes to strengthen and manage the talent of its professionals. In 2011, €3.7Mn were invested in training programmes rolled out to 68% of the workforce.
Furthermore, abertis is working steadily to build and develop internal communications channels to provide fluid two-way contact with employees and make improvements on a daily basis.
The dedication of its professionals and good working environment is clearly reflected in the company’s ability to win the loyalty of its workforce and reduce turnover to a minimum, in line with its policy of retaining talent. Therefore, average seniority is very high.
86% of employees hold a permanent contract.
abertis is also developing a social benefits policy for employees in order to foster a work-life balance. Measures for ensuring a work-life balance are one of the company’s priorities. Highlights include flexible working hours, increased paternity and maternity leave and other complementary measures such as the “pre-school voucher”.
Social benefits offered by abertis to its employees included private health insurance, life and accident insurance, pension plans, salary complements, retirement benefits, assistance for employees with disabled children and assistance for buying school books, etc.