Performance and development
Recruitment and people development are critical parts of our long-term growth strategy, ensuring that we have the right people to deliver for our customers. We recognise the need to invest in the training and development of our people to fill our pipeline of talent, identify high potential candidates and provide our people with opportunities to grow and progress their careers within the business.
We aim to recruit and retain the best employees in our sector, offering a competitive benefits package that incentivises our people to succeed and recognises and rewards outstanding performance and behaviours. We have detailed performance management systems in place across the Group to ensure that our rewards packages are aligned and clearly linked to our corporate goals.
We offer fast-track development opportunities to our high potential employees. We are also intent on developing our next generation of senior executives. We support them with coaching, mentoring and development programs alongside practical management.
In 2020, we worked hard to continue our commitment around learning and development, moving many of our training and development programs online, thus ensuring that we continued to support the development of our people.
Diversity & inclusion
We continue to focus on diversity and inclusion. We see diversity as a positive and we value, encourage and support difference. We want to ensure that we have access to the broadest pool of talent available, selecting the best candidates based on their ability to do the job.
We aim to offer equal opportunities for all our staff regardless of race, religious or political beliefs, marital status, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability. Our approach is set out in our Code of Ethics and underpinned by our values.
Global Ports operates in a sector that has traditionally employed many more men than women. At Global Ports we continue to work to change this.
As at the year-end, 30% of our total workforce was female, including 26% of production staff and 66% of administrative staff. On our Board of Directors, women account for 27% of the membership and two out of the three independent directors. We continue to look at ways further to promote diversity at all levels of the organisation.