ABB China was named a Top Graduate Employer of China, according to the recently announced results of an annual campus employers survey. This is the second consecutive year for ABB to win the recognition for its excellent performance in talent attraction, talent development and caring, as well as its strong support to education and the cultivation of young talents.
The “Top Graduate Employers” is co-launched by 51job.com, the leading integrated human resources service provider in China, and yingjiesheng.com, the leading online job search portal for college users in China. After a series of graduate satisfaction survey and employer questionnaire, 140 companies were recognized as the Top Graduate Employers 2023 and became the benchmark companies in campus recruitment.
ABB’s long-term, rapid and steady development in China lays a foundation for its brand attraction to talents, and in turn, the talent development provides the driving force for ABB’s innovation and business success in the market. ABB strives to support its people’s career development, from developing a sound talent strategy, creating a healthy and positive working environment, to promoting the diversity and inclusion culture.
Creating safety, fairness, equality and inclusion in the workplace
The safety and good health of employees are a top priority of ABB. We act with integrity and strive to create a safe, equal and inclusive working environment, in which everyone is safe, treated with respect and can succeed. In the field of occupational health management, ABB provides well-being programs that are designed to improve the happiness and build resilience for employees both in terms of physical fitness and mental health.
ABB China launched Employee Assistance Program (EAP) in 2021 to care for employees’ mental health and so far has provided the service more than 1000 times. This year, ABB further introduced a series of mental health courses to provide professional support for employees and their families.
In additional to a comfortable working environment, ABB also provides a comprehensive compensation & benefit system and paid leave. For example, the company has introduced a parental leave program for all employees to ensure each parent can spend more time with the newborn and provide better support for families. Meanwhile, ABB has set up dozens of clubs which organize a variety of activities on fitness, parent-child, reading, photography, dancing, public welfare and sports, supporting employees to get relaxed after work, enhance internal communication, and achieve work-life balance.
It’s one of ABB’ missions to create a culture of diversity and inclusion in workplace. ABB supports gender equality and celebrated the differences under the theme of #EmbraceEquity. ABB will continue to increase the proportion of women in senior management as part of its 2030 sustainability strategy.
Enabling continuous learning and career development
In line with ABB values – courage, care, curiosity and collaboration, the company has attached great importance to talent development to support long-term business success and enable career development of the employees. In response to the needs of leadership capabilities and professional skills, ABB in China provides personalized courses for employees’ professional development and has developed a digital learning mode by integrating ABB Classroom in the Air, ABB radio, live broadcasts, and ABB learning account at WeChat.
ABB also introduced the Electrify Your Career platform to offer the guidance employees need for their career development. Meanwhile, the Open Job Market enables employees to explore diverse career paths within ABB and more than 200 ABB employees have taken new roles in the company through the initiative.
ABB has been actively supporting the cultivation of young innovative talents and technicians in the field of power and automation, echoing China's innovation-driven development and talent development strategies. ABB cooperated with approximately 1,000 schools and universities to support the training of young engineers and highly skilled talents through teacher training, teaching material development, joint laboratory construction and scholarships.
Another example is ABB Cup Innovation Contest, which has been co-hosted by ABB and Chinese Association of Automation (CAA) to nurture Interdisciplinary talents and applied talents that meet new requirements from the emerging technologies. With a history of 18 years, the Contest has attracted more than 20,000 participants with an aim to inspire creative thinking and improve practical skills to solve problems in real industrial scenes.
ABB’s excellence in Human resources and talent development has been recognized for times in recent years, including the Best Employers in Greater China 2021 and 2022 from HRoot, China’s Most Attractive Employers 2022 from Universum, Employer Excellence of China 2021 from 51job as well as the Healthy Workplace Certification 2021-2022.