OUR ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND SOCIETAL RESPONSIBILITY
Our social responsibility [NFPS]
Employees whose physical presence in the workplace is not strictly indispensable were obliged to leave their workstations and rapidly find solutions for doing their jobs from home. A number of steps were taken to design and adapt training programs and expand the e-learning offered by BIC University. Online training, already in development before the pandemic, became the priority.
Challenges, risks and opportunities
related to teammember development [NFPS]
[NFPS Risk 9] Before the crisis, among its primary CSR risks, the BIC Group identified risks related to the skills of its team members, especially those with the most experience: BIC relies on the specific skills of its experienced team members, in particular in industrial operations. The loss of experienced team members could slow the deployment of the Group’s development plans and prevent the Group from implementing its strategy. In 2020, as a result of the physical distancing arrangements put in place around the world in response to the coronavirus pandemic, on-the-job training was severely curtailed. All instructor-led training sessions in classroom environments were canceled indefinitely.
Policies, actions taken, results
and perspectives [NFPS] Crisis Management Learning Path
The BIC University team quickly developed and deployed a Crisis Management Learning Path to help our leveled team members adapt to their new environments. Timing was critical. Within weeks, sessions were developed with a specific focus for leaders and managers. By the end of Q3, 1,850 leaders, managers and team members had been trained in the following:
Dealing with Ambiguity
Managing through a crisis with resilience
Managing remotely @ BIC
Managing Organizational Transition
Delivering a Difficult Message
Managing Individual Transition
Virtual Collaboration Tools (Office 365)
Internal trainers delivered 96% of the training and experienced 83% satisfaction and 76% anticipated impact ratings (both above benchmark).
Improving BIC University’s online offering After the crisis management training course, BIC University also quickly converted its face-to-face and online training offerings to enable teleworking employees to continue developing their skills in personal effectiveness, collaboration, leadership and project management. By December 31, 2020, all BIC University courses had been converted to virtual training. BIC University also partnered with SkillSoft, an e-learning content provider, to add 470 additional courses to the existing library on topics such as financial management, human resources, management and leadership, professional effectiveness, project effectiveness, sales and customer relations. BIC University Ambassador Program Relaunch The BIC University Ambassador Program enables human resources professionals to support employees in their learning and skills development. Through this program, ambassadors learn adult learning principles as well as how to deliver training, develop audio and video for educational purposes and maintain their networks within the Group. More than 20 ambassadors received this training in 2020.
Expand BIC University’s reach BIC University continues to increase its reach across the globe. More than 2,000 team members from 54 countries and from all business units have completed training in the full curriculum. This represents an increase of 59% over the same period in 2019. In 2020, 7,864 team members received training (66% of headcount present on December 31, 2020).
NUMBER OF TRAINING DAYS – BIC GROUP – PERMANENT WORKFORCE
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