Hermes launches talent development program

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Hermes has launched a talent development program called Rise, which is designed to nurture talent in the business and support the next stage of the company’s growth. The company has selected 30 colleagues to take part in Rise to help maximize their current performance and future potential.

The 18-month course – which has been exclusively devised for those colleagues currently working at junior management level – incorporates with the prestigious FranklinCovey ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ management program. It will include a thorough individual pre- and post-course assessment to identify skill gaps and focus areas, while providing the option for individuals to select their desired pathway based on their role and development needs.

Rise has been created and rolled out by Hermes’ dedicated HR department, which is headed up by HR director Jill Maples, who works closely with head of talent acquisition and development Leanne Hamley. Over recent years the business has shifted its culture to primarily focus on creating a foundation for employees to develop while proactively looking to promote from within.

Commenting on the launch of Rise, Maples said, “Nurturing talent is an absolute priority for Hermes and the Rise program will play a vital part in that. By managing the development of our colleagues strategically we can build a high-performance workplace, encourage a learning organization, and add value through improving skill gaps. As we look ahead, this program will be a key feature in our recruitment acquisition and succession planning, which is important for a business that continues to enjoy double-digit growth each year.”

Hermes will be exhibiting at Parcel+Post Expo, on October 1, 2 and 3, 2019, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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