Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews, by gender and by employee category.
We understand how important it is for our people to feel both valued and challenged, so we conduct annual performance reviews with more than 99 percent of salaried employees, 100 percent of office hourly employees and 100 percent (informal) of plant hourly employees. Reviews for salaried and office hourly employees include an assessment of current job performance and mutual employee/supervisor goal-setting for the coming year. The evaluation process also takes into consideration work-life balance, career development, training needs and opportunities.
Additionally, on a biennial basis, we conduct an Employee Engagement Survey to better understand what engagement at Hormel Foods really means to our employees and how it can be enhanced. In 2015, our engagement score of 67 percent continued to outperform the manufacturing industry average. While the score is slightly lower than our previous survey results likely due to the expansion of the survey to additional locations, we continue to work toward achieving open communication, job satisfaction and collaborative work environments.