17 January 2023
By Tony Forde
The companies certified as 2023 Top Employers have been announced and Hovione has been recognised as Top Employer in Ireland,Portugal and the United States of America, geographies that encompass 90% of Hovione´s employee population. The Hovione site in Macau was purposely not included in the evaluation due to COVID-related restrictions. The Hovione site in Ireland is based in Ringaskiddy, Cork.
This certification is a recognition of Hovione´s resolve to put people first, and a validation that the investment in HR excellence is delivering. Hovione’s People Strategy roadmap is focused on attracting and retaining the best to support the company’s business ambitions, and on providing employees and managers with a positive and rewarding work experience.
The Top Employers Institute programme certifies organisations based on the participation and results of their HR Best Practices Survey. This survey covers six domains covering 20 topics including people strategy, work environment, talent acquisition, learning, diversity, equity and inclusion and wellbeing, amongst others.
“Receiving this certification is a great motivator for the entire organisation and most particularly for our HR Team which has been focusing on establishing best practices and on delivering on our people agenda. It is the confirmation that, as an organisation, we are on the right path to make the difference. We understand that while we are not yet excellent in all dimensions, we are committed to maintaining a process of continuous improvement, by putting our people at the centre of everything we do, always”, said Ilda Ventura, Vice-President for Human Resources and Member of the Management Board at Hovione.
Imelda Cummins, HR Director at Hovione Ireland, said “This recognition underlines our belief that our people are our strongest asset and competitive advantage. At Hovione Ireland we work consistently to ensure competitive compensation and benefits, invest in the creation of a healthy work environment, promote regular wellbeing initiatives and most importantly, to improve, we listen.”