|a. Type and scope of programs implemented and assistance provided to upgrade employee skills.
||It is the policy of the Company to provide development opportunities to all employees to enhance their skills and competencies and/ or to develop new skills in order to meet business needs.
We have a dedicated Leadership Development team that administers training courses at local, regional and global levels to all levels of employees (support, professional, manager).
Agility Learning and Development
We have a robust online training and development platform that uses Skillport software and other solutions, including internally developed training materials for jobs that are unique to Agility. This training is delivered in an online environment. For other training that cannot be rendered online, we have on-the-job training and instruction in our operations. This training may be offered in the local language depending on the content of the training materials.
Ethics and Cyber Security
Agility also administers mandatory online ethics courses through Sai Global Risk Management Company, as well as, cyber-security training courses.
Online Training Courses
Online training includes training material for our sales, operations, quality, safety, HR and other functions. Some of this training is generic and provided by Skillport, and other training is developed internally and intended for use by Agility employees for their unique functions and jobs.
Agility’s Way of Management (AWM)
Aims and Objectives
• To introduce Managers to the Agility Way of Leadership and thereby improving skills, attitudes and abilities resulting in enhanced performance of both leaders and their teams
• To introduce leaders to the skills and techniques of motivating others; and to become Multipliers rather than Diminishes.
• In teams produce an approved plan for achieving cost savings or increasing revenue. To increase bonding, networking and collaboration following the Katzenbach principles.
Leadership Development Program (LDP)
At the global level, Agility’s LDP program provides directors and senior managers with current, relevant training on strategy, leadership and change management. LDP participants work in teams on projects critical to the company’s transformation, including the improvement of operations productivity, sales effectiveness and the continued development of Agility GIL’s broader strategy. The program design matches stretch assignments with disciplined learning and a coaching environment. (Note this was paused in 2020 due to COVID-19 challenges).
Management Development Program (MDP)
At the regional level, the MDP enables senior managers and junior level executives with successful track records to get access to relevant learning and development to accelerate the ability of our people to
meet today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. Participants work with teammates from different cultures and backgrounds across the region and receive Board-level mentorship. (Note this was paused in 2020 due to COVID-19 challenges).
Branch Manager Excellence Program (BMX)
For our leaders on the front-lines, Agility’s BMX program aims to improve business results by increasing organizational capacity via improved management of human capital, fostering a culture of P&L ownership, improving employee morale with stronger leadership and improved HR skills, continually upgrading talent and skills of this critical organizational level, and strengthening the internal succession pipeline. (Note this was paused in 2020 due to COVID-19 challenges).
Management for Excellence (M4X)
Vision: To strengthen Team Leaders skills in managing self, people, operations, finance and commercial to ultimately improve branch performance, improve alignment and collaboration across the network. (Note this was paused in 2020 due to COVID-19 challenges).
|Many of our business units work in rapidly changing or challenging environments. Equipping our people with up-to-date skills and knowledge is essential to enabling them to do their jobs effectively.
Prior to the GIL transaction we offered online training to all GIL employees with a catalog of more than 50,000 courses — including GIL-unique curricula as well as training in topics such as management, communication, HR, leadership, change, technology, certifications and others. Following the GIL transaction, we are developing our new online on-demand training courses that will be accessible to all Agility companies and employees. These will cover universal topics, such as fair labor, alongside business-specific content.
Our Agility Leadership & Management and Agility Way of Management programs provide personal and career development for our employees. The courses use team-based project work to enable change management and drive our strategic agenda. In 2021, 120 employees participated in these development programs, of whom 22% were female.
|Agility Sustainability Report FY21, page 20