Our business success depends on our ability to recruit and retain the most talented and high performance employees – people who share our commitment to sustainable development that benefits all stakeholders. We take great care in every step of the employment process, with emphasis on equality, diversity, workplace safety and employee welfare.
At the end of 2019, to measure the engagement and motivation of our people, we conducted the first employee engagement survey. The survey sought feedback on critical workplace factors that affect performance, including safety, immediate supervisor, compensation, work environment, performance feedback, professional growth, diversity and inclusion, and more.
Participation of 88% was well above industry benchmark and engagement level was 69% which is very close to industry benchmark. That points to greater reliability of the results. Employee responses indicate that the primary drivers of engagement at SSR are innovation and professional growth, and the organization’s vision and diversity and inclusion. These results reinforce our drive for a respectful workplace with equal opportunities and a shared vision for the future.
As a result of the survey, we will be holding employee focus groups and developing action plans—both for SSR as an organization, and at site level, to address site-specific matters.