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Hilti believes that people are the key to drive long-term success by continuously exploring better ways to live out its vision.
Can you elaborate a little on Hilti’s use of technology in its recruitment?
The greatest challenge faced by Hilti in recruitment is to attract young talent to join a company that is highly related to the construction industry. Construction may not be the most appealing industry to young graduates and Millennials when comparing to other industries like FMCGs (fast-moving consumer goods).
Diving into this issue, we noticed that potential candidates might find it difficult to imagine what the actual working environment looks like. That’s why we brought virtual reality (VR) technology into our recruitment process to let candidates visualise the job nature. This is a huge progression of our recruitment methodology as the usage of VR can reduce the time cost compares to inviting candidates to spend a day job shadowing.
Can you describe some of your diverse learning and development opportunities?
Upon joining Hilti, lots of opportunities can be found to learn, develop and make career movement around the company. ‘Caring and High Performing’ is deep-rooted in Hilti’s core values. Leadership cares about how people can be developed to prosper in their role and gives them a full picture of company’s strategy so they are aware how they can contribute and be part of it.
A signature training programme at Hilti – Gateway to Success (GTS) – is developed for accelerating our newly hired AM to transform into successful Hilti business partners to our customers. To measure the success of the GTS programme, the key metrics to look into are the integration success rate (rolling 12 months retention of new AM), which has reached 100% since May 2020, underlining the importance of integration learning to set new joiners to success. This programme is an example of both commitment and investment from Hilti.
How would you sum up the culture at Hilti?
Our caring culture does not merely exist in the company. We also have a comprehensive corporate social responsibility (CSR) approach and implementations in our plan to give back to society. Organising lots of activities by partnering with various charity groups has built a transparency of our culture to our employees and potential candidates. You can feel such culture is not just skin-deep and will discover that working in Hilti can help make a genuine difference to society. This is an important factor in talent attraction that should not be neglected.