A month-long activation, it catered to employees’ career growth and development by providing them with multiple insightful avenues such as expert talks, panel discussions, one-on-one sessions with the leadership team along with in-depth training sessions to help the employees grow and develop #YourDreamCAREer!
An enriching work environment that is fueled by an entrepreneurial drive, NIVEA India exuberates the energy of a start-up with the wisdom of a nearly 110-year-old company. Building careers through structured development of its employees is key to NIVEA India’s Employee Value Proposition and Careers Month is an endeavor aligned towards achieving just that.
Careers Month was kicked off by the Managing Director of NIVEA India, Mr. Neil George himself who shared his career journey, highlighting his experiences and learnings along the way that have helped him become the leader he is today. He also shed light on the importance of development planning and the organization’s commitment to careers.
Sharing his thoughts on the launch of Careers Month, Mr. Neil George, Managing Director, NIVEA India said, “At NIVEA India, we always strive to live by our purpose of Care Beyond Skin.”
“We constantly push ourselves to create a workplace based on a robust foundation of values and culture that maximizes employee potential”, Neil George added.
Neil George further said, “These immersive experiences cultivate a strong culture by pushing our employees to attain their career goals. As a company, sustained development continues to be a top priority for us, and Careers Month is an initiative to drive the continued success and growth of our talented and passionate employees. We are grateful for all they do and continue to encourage a focus on innovation and embracement of an entrepreneurial mindset.”
This month-long initiative was not restricted to managers alone, it witnessed participation from the entire NIVEA India team across levels and functions in the company. This included employees across the entire value chain in India including the NIVEA India Production Centre, Distribution Centre, India R&D Hub, and the Beiersdorf global shared service center.
During Careers Month, the Functional Leaders at NIVEA India, through Hot Seat, a series of panel discussions, revealed their career secrets and shared what it takes to build a dream career at NIVEA.
Throughout the month, close to 60 one-on-one sessions were organized under Leadership Roulette between employees and leaders of their choice to learn from their career journey & experiences and seek advice on how to plan one’s the development and career path.
These included not only the leaders from the India business but also the ones who have now moved to global roles across Beiersdorf.
A special virtual session to provide an external perspective on career choices was also hosted with Mr. Suhail Sameer, CEO, BharatPe wherein he shared insights about his own career choices while providing valuable advice on the importance of taking risks, continuous learning and comfort with failure, amongst other things.
Ms. Uma Raman, Director Human Resources, NIVEA India said, “Earlier this year, NIVEA India was awarded the Great Place to Work® Certification 2022. It is a true testament to our constant endeavor of providing employees with meaningful learning experiences, in a culture that nurtures but also challenges everyone to unlock their true potential. We truly believe that our employees are the driving force behind us being India’s #1 Trusted skincare brand*.”
“Hence, by anchoring our core values of Care, Trust, Courage, Simplicity and Quality, Careers Month is our way of pushing the envelope for our employees by giving them first-hand access to internal & external industry leaders and numerous training sessions to help them develop high-quality, actionable and useful development plans,” Ms. Uma Raman added.
NIVEA India believes in an open, integrative corporate culture that encourages high performance, and employees who take responsibility and think like entrepreneurs.
The working atmosphere at the company is a unique mix of winning spirit and teamwork – performance-driven and collaborative at the same time.
Over the years, NIVEA India has introduced many initiatives and policies that act as catalysts for the workforce. Such initiatives will only help further boost the confidence and skills of the employees while driving NIVEA’s overall development and growth.