At Idhéa, each new employee takes part in an on-boarding programme, which takes place every month and lasts one to two weeks. The new employee roadmap includes:
Each new employee is also asked to sign the Migros Group Code of Conduct, which sets out the eleven basic standards of behaviour that apply to every employee of a Migros Group company. These can be summarised in one sentence: “We do not seek profit at any price, but want to achieve our goals by acting responsibly and lawfully”.
We are very proud to have employees with more than 30 years’ service! Our people are our company’s greatest asset. At Idhéa, everyone is given the opportunity to progress by taking on more responsibility or moving between departments to broaden their expertise and personal skills.
Here are some employee testimonials that illustrate our approach:
“I joined La Case aux Épices on a one-month temporary contract as a night-time Packaging Operator at the age of 19, in January 1993. Then I was a forklift operator in Production for 6 months. In July 1993, I was taken on permanently as an order picker. A year later, I was promoted to Reception and Warehouse Manager. In 1998, I moved into Purchasing. My main task was to manage the stock of raw materials and place orders with our suppliers. In April 2001, I took over the position of Purchasing Manager when it was left vacant by my predecessor. Since May 2019, I have also been in charge of the Procurement and Scheduling Departments. I am lucky to have been able to grow and progress in a company that is constantly developing, by continuously adapting to changes in my environment…”
Today, employees also have opportunities to advance their career within the Migros Group. We are part of a group of almost 100,000 employees, offering many opportunities for anyone who is eager to grow and move up the ladder.
Our Managing Director is very fond of two expressions, which you are likely to hear regularly. Entirely consistent with our values (add a link), they give you a good idea of what we expect from our employees:
“Everyone has the right to make a mistake.”
At Idhéa, it is important to get involved and take action, to take risks and make progress every day. Mistakes are part of gaining experience and that’s how we learn. We appreciate employees who take the initiative, even if they make mistakes.
“You have to get it right first time!”
No, this is not the opposite of the right to make mistakes! Doing it right first time simply means asking the right questions from the start, making the right decisions, and implementing actions in the best possible way. Id(h)eally the first time!