We pride ourselves on a consensus driven culture that is open to feedback and where everyone is encouraged to share their view and ideas. Collaboration is valued and recognized as a real USP for our employees who enjoy working for PKI because of a strong peer to peer collaboration.
Through our Strategy Events and our Strategy Template for instance, we strengthen our knowledge sharing, strategic thinking and cross functional collaboration. By cascading the vision, we aim to create alignment and build consensus towards a unified purpose for our employees.
We encourage interactive team meetings in person or through technology where employees are able to share their ideas and feedback openly. As we have introduced remote and hybrid working models we make sure we leverage technology (huddles usage, jamboard, MS team etc..). to give everyone the opportunity to speak, comment and engage, as an example we introduced jamboard in our June leadership meeting as part of an idea sharing activity
Collaboration is one of the elements that our employees enjoy the most at Perkin Elmer
Finally, we offer a wide range of activities and events through the year where employees are able to partner around important topics to us, them and their families. For example, as we celebrated Impact day in May where our teams engaged in gardening, painting, garbage collection and many other activities strengthening our sense of belonging through inclusion, purpose and team-work.
Our Employees understand that they all have a part to play in building the future of our company as they recognize the difference we are aspiring to make in the world. Our company’s mission, “Innovating for a healthier world” resonates well with our employees and our yearly goals are aligned to the company mission.
A strategy template was created in the UK which links the mission, to the company strategic imperatives and then is broken down by function and activity to feed directly into the goal setting process. We also included some guiding principles that we hoped would encourage our employees to focus on delivering on our company purpose with the right kind of behaviours.
This clear line of sight between the activities at ground level and the company vision at the top of the company provides vision, alignment and motivation as we progress through our journey.
Day to day, our employees are encouraged to give their perspectives and ideas through our collaborative work and knowledge sharing approach. Through our DE&I principles we allow employees the freedom to express themselves, we talk about Inclusive behaviors and feedback through our manager’s portal that has recently been launched and our Unconscious Bias training & round tables discussions. Our Inclusion mailbox welcomes all questions and queries.
Innovation and therefore ideas generation and gathering is especially important and forms a key part of our mission. We encourage everyone to share their ideas, we also value their impact through our recognition program.
More broadly, we have developed an employee engagement survey strategy to ensure our employee give us their feedback regularly globally with the choice of running pulse surveys in between if and when needs are identified. This generated feedback and action plans for leaders at all levels in the business and we have been working on implementing these action plans; together with sharing updates on the progress of these to our people. Unconscious bias round tables.
We encourage an Inclusive Management culture in the UK to allow everyone to use their voice and be their authentic self. Respect, listening skills, clarity are qualities we find in all our leaders.
29% of roles were filled internally within UK & Ireland 2022.
In 2021 & 2022 we have put the following in place:
– Development programs (HR development week for instance)
– leadership development
– launch of manager’s portal with tips & best practices on employees’ development, together with equipping them as leaders re how to own the people agenda and the annual HR calendar that supports this agenda (eg mid-year talent review, merit review process, end of year evaluations etc)
– global roll out of My CareerJourney, refresh of our Talent Review process (identifying talent and hi-potentials in the business and working with these talents to build a career plan, identify stretch assignments)
– we have recently created our first Employee Resource Group and our Inclusion Champions community in 2020.
We encourage our team to create inclusion groups allowing them to develop their skills and networks whilst supporting a cause or interest dead to their heart.
Through our 2021 global survey, our employees reported a strong organizational fit with a global score of 8. They feel that our values are a good fit with what matters to them in life because of our purpose, the quality of our product, the service we provide to our customers and how we care about our employees and their families. Our efforts around Diversity and Inclusion to create a welcoming and fair environment for everyone are important too.
In addition, our values are set to unite us across geographies and departments, they are straightforward and accessible and allow our employees to be part of the company’s mission and purpose.
These values are incorporated in our performance management and recruitment processes for consistency and alignment.
These values are re-enforced via our recognition programme (R&R recognition progamme)
All of our wellbeing initiatives:
• Coronavirus Communication & Updates
• PKI Employee Hub where you can enjoy discounts and cash back
• Well Being Newsletters
• Our Thrive app with a focus on managing the physical and emotional wellbeing of our people
• WeCare benefit
• Mens Health Week
• Mental Health Awareness Week
• Free Meditation Session
• Introduction to Mindfulness
All of our engagement activities:
• Our employee recognition programme
• Engagement Activities during COVID19
• Enhanced focus on building strong and cohesive leadership –retention toolkit materials
• Engagement MS Teams Channels (pilots) dedicated to children, pets, food, travels etc…
• Our Celebration Events: International Women day, Earth day, Movember, Pride month and many more
Reinforcing the sense of purpose and mission regularly with all employees put the “we” at the centre of everything we do. Most recently Prahlad shared the following email. Reminder of our Mission
By ensuring that himself, his leadership team and our people managers can share the company’s vision and strategy for better impact and outcomes
People are at the centre of our CEO’s mind and work. He is approachable, practices listing and sharing feedback. DE&I and culture is an essential component of his overall vision.
We operated full flexibility during the pandemic to enable our working parents to manage work and family life (including home skilling) Ethos was on what was delivered – rather than how and where and we have tried to leverage this spirit of mutual trust as we consider how best to engage with employees in a post pandemic business environment.
We have since launched a hybrid working model policy for our employees to balance their personal and working lives better.
We also have a UK only employee portal where employees can register and log in and obtain local discounts and benefits.
Statutory sick pay above and beyond what is possible
Full company sick pay until the person recovered during pandemic – regardless of instances or duration of illnesses
We also operated full flexibility during the pandemic to enable our working parents to manage work and family life (including home skilling) Ethos was on what was delivered – rather than how and where and we have tried to leverage this spirit of mutual trust as we consider how best to engage with employees in a post pandemic business environment
PerkinElmer is a leading, global provider of end-to-end solutions that help scientists, researchers and clinicians better diagnose disease, discover new and more personalized drugs, monitor the safety and quality of our food, and drive environmental and applied analysis excellence. With an 85-year legacy of advancing science and a mission of innovating for a healthier world, our dedicated team of more than 16,000 collaborates closely with commercial, government, academic and healthcare customers to deliver reagents, assays, instruments, automation, informatics and strategic services that accelerate workflows, deliver actionable insights and support improved decision making.
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