Career Development and progression are key factors in the success of our business. We provide employees with the support and the training they need to grow and mature within the company. Every position within the company has a set of primary accountabilities that are aligned with EDPR´s objectives. For each position, we take into account several factors such as technical knowledge, degree of autonomy and the financial impact managed by each position. Our job descriptions explain the main responsibilities and functions of each position which enables us to track and enhance the professional development of our employees.
Performance and Potential Evaluation
At the beginning of each calendar year, all employees undergo an annual Performance Evaluation. The evaluation process reviews the quality and quantity of the work performed as well as job knowledge, initiative and attitude toward work and toward others.
Employees are also given an annual Potential Appraisal, which is to used help employees achieve their maximum potential within their professional development. This appraisal is based on a set of strategic competencies that are consistent with the entire EDP Group. It consists of a self evaluation as well as an evaluation from their managers and peers.
We are committed to offering employees an attractive career development plan, as well as continuous education and training opportunities. The development of our employees is a strategic objective in order to align current and future demands of the organization with employees’ capabilities, while fulfilling their professional development expectations and supporting their continued employment. From the first day on the job, our employees are guided and supported by their teams and managers. We offer a collaborative learning environment in order to develop valuable strategic and technical skills and also provide crucial insight into the ever-changing industry in which we work.
EDPR performs regular performance and career development reviews and programs to all employees, regardless of professional category. The company also provides internal training courses and funding to support external training or education.
EDP University – Renewable Energy School
The Renewable Energy School was set up by EDPR as part of the wider EDP Group project – the EDP University – in September 2011.
The objective of the EDP University training is to familiarize employees with the core business of the company and to broaden their horizons by providing them with an overview of the strategic challenges that the company faces. Moreover, EDP University courses allow employees to gain insights into the areas which are outside of their current job and therefore represent an opportunity to develop their career and eventually add greater value in their current job or to move on to a new challenge within the company. Finally, the EDP University courses allow EDPR to extract synergies between different activities and to ensure exchange of knowledge and best practices across geographies and departments.
The Company encourages internal mobility so that employees have the opportunity to transition into other parts of the organization. Therefore, we ensure that current employees have access to internal opportunities offered by the Company. Providing opportunities for professional growth and retention of our strong talent is critical to our success.
Additionally, as EDPR expands its business into new geographies, international mobility becomes a crucial factor in the success of the Company strategy and an employee’s career development. International mobility will be an important factor for professional development of the Company’s employees.
Work-Life Balance and Benefits
We promote and encourage work/life balance of our employees as a means to boost productivity, through an increase in performance, accountability and commitment, while employees are able to attain a greater level of satisfaction and enjoyment, both on and off the job. EDPR has actions in place for our work/life balance programs throughout geographies where the company has presence and will continue to improve and provide new benefits. Additionally, EDPR is committed to offering a competitive benefits package to recognize the contributions and talent of its employees. Depending on the country legislation, EDPR provides benefits programs such as comprehensive healthcare and retirement pension plans.