Lek receives another TOP 10 award for investments in employee training
The winners of this year’s TOP 10 awards were announced at the Management Training 2008 conference held in Bled, Slovenia on November 19 by the Planet GV company. The awards are presented to the top ten Slovenian companies and organizations which systematically invest in knowledge and provide training and qualification for employees. This year, Lek Pharmaceuticals was once again one of the recipients of an award.
At the conference it was pointed out that companies are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of training, which is demonstrated by increasing investments in knowledge. According to annual research conducted by Planet GV, last year Slovenian companies allocated 65 percent more funds for employee training. Individual employees also attended on average a third of an hour more than in previous years. Companies have also begun developing their own innovative training projects, intended above all to optimize training processes and adjust to their own specific needs and objectives.
Lek is a knowledge-based company. Investments in research and development and the provision of continuing education, training and employee advancement are therefore crucial to the growth and development of our company. “Our employees participate in various internal and external training courses in Slovenia and abroad. As part of a global company they have a unique opportunity to acquire knowledge through Novartis’ programs and to learn from and participate in international projects with top foreign experts, in which the quality and importance of Slovenian know-how is demonstrated repeatedly,” said Jasna Kos, Head of Education at Lek, who was also the conference moderator. She added: “The TOP 10 – 2008 ward once again confirms that our company values knowledge and that we focus on planned operations and investment in employee education and training. In 2007 we invested 0.65 percent of sales in education.”
Last year’s TOP 10 award winners presented their good practices at the conference. Lek’s good practices in employee training were presented in documents by Fikret Bašanović of the Education Department.
In addition to Lek, TOP 10 – 2008 awards went to Ernst & Young, Gorenje, Helios, Hermes Softlab, Krka, Merkur, Smart Com, Trimo and Unija. The recipients will present their innovative examples of good practice at next year’s conference.