People

ASSA ABLOY believes that "people make it all happen" and that it is essential to have the right people in the right roles to be successful.

Today the Group employs 47,500 people in over 70 countries - all working together to make the company a true world leader in door opening solutions.

ASSA ABLOY strives to attract and retain people with the right competencies and attitude needed for the company’s continued success. Local accountability is also a key part of ASSA ABLOY’s strategy and the Group has nurtured a culture of local ownership and decentralized decision-making.

Promoting internal mobility

ASSA ABLOY promotes continuous employee development to realize and develop the potential of its internal talent pool. Employees are actively encouraged to seek out opportunities to develop their own career. Group wide job vacancies on the company’s intranet inform employees of career opportunities throughout ASSA ABLOY. Internal candidates are given priority consideration for positions that arise, provided that their qualifications are comparable with those of external candidates. During 2017,36 (37) percent of the management positions throughout the Group were filled by internal candidates.

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Professional development

To continue to meet local business needs, and to lead and grow through innovation, the majority of ASSA ABLOY’s training and development initiatives are implemented and managed on a divisional-level. On a Group level, ASSA ABLOY runs two global development programs each year for selected senior managers: the internally managed MMT(Management Training) development program, and the IMD‘Boosting Market Leadership Program’.

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Promoting employee ethics

Ethical behavior among employees is promoted through the Group-wide ASSA ABLOY Code of Conduct. The Code is a key component of the ASSA ABLOY induction program, and all employees are expected to abide by it from day one. The Code of Conduct, which was updated in 2016, underlines ASSA ABLOY’s commitment to fair employment conditions and labor rights, and takes a clear stand against human rights abuses, child labor and forced labor of any kind.

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Employee survey

ASSA ABLOY conducts a Group-wide Employee Survey every second year, with the next one planned for 2018. The survey is an important tool to understand how employees feel about their workplace, as well as issues such as professional development, diversity and equality.In 2017, ASSA ABLOY focused on the two areas that were identified as areas for improvement in the 2016 employee survey – professional development for individual employees and physical working conditions. In response, the company worked to promote the sharing of good practice, and increased Health and Safety awareness throughout the Group.

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