Investing in future leaders
Investing in our early career talent will help drive our future as a company. In 2020, our Water and Protection (W&P) business held the inaugural Emerging Leaders Conference, targeting high-potential talent with less than ten years of work experience. Although the COVID-19 pandemic stopped many conferences and events, W&P used this as an opportunity to test as many digital capabilities as possible for potential future use with other internal audiences and strategic customers.
Current W&P leaders led a high-impact virtual experience with professional production and tailored content focusing on improving critical skills and behaviors that will empower young W&P talent to succeed in their roles and beyond. Participants joined small group breakout working sessions and one-on-one “speed networking” meetings, which let young talent ask questions of their peers and mentors in a more personal setting.
When giving feedback after the virtual conference, participants reported a 98% overall satisfaction rating, and 90% of participants made two or more new connections. This conference was broadcast to all W&P emerging leaders in our North America and Latin America regions. In 2021 the team will regroup to determine a strategy that takes in other regions as well.
Throughout April and May in 2020, we made new webinars, training videos, multi-week wellness programs, online courses and reading materials available to help employees cope with the early days of quarantine. The programs focused on improving mental resilience, increasing physical activity, enhancing financial literacy, and information on healthy eating.
Whether it’s in meeting market- and business-specific needs, developing technical or leadership skills, achieving better health and safety outcomes or living our core values, our programs are there to support them.
Current Water & Protection leaders led a high-impact virtual experience with professional production and tailored content focusing on improving critical skills and behaviors that will empower young W&P talent to succeed in their roles and beyond.
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