Why it matters to Fenner
Passionate, motivated and skilled employees are critical to the success of the Group. Our innovative and committed workforce forms the basis of Fenner’s ability to consistently deliver superior, reliable solutions to customers. Notwithstanding the challenging conditions over the year, Fenner is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best people to ensure the continued success of the Fenner Group.
What policies and practices are in place?
Fenner aims to provide an inclusive and diverse workplace environment in which all employees are treated with dignity and respect. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in recruitment, employment and development and do not discriminate against any person based on gender, race, age, caste, origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation or any other status protected by law. Harassment, discrimination and bullying in any form are not tolerated. Fenner supports the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Recruitment practices are determined at a local level as we believe each operating unit is best placed to determine the appropriate policies for their organisation. All employees are actively encouraged to apply for roles, including cross-divisional opportunities where applicable. Employment policies are designed to meet local conditions and requirements, on the basis of best practices in each country, with polices made widely available to employees through a variety of media. An internal website provides operating units with the opportunity to share job vacancies across the Group, helping to provide employees with more varied career opportunities and improve the retention of skilled staff across professional and managerial roles.
Unfortunately, due to continued challenging markets, there has been a significant reduction in headcount in certain areas of the business over the year. As part of the headcount reduction process, wherever possible, mitigation and support programmes were put in place to minimise the impact on affected employees. As at 31 August 2016, Fenner employed approximately 4,300 employees, in 20 territories across the world. Employee data is collected and analysed on a monthly basis and includes information relating to headcount, turnover, gender and job vacancies.