Succeeding at Biocon
To harmonize individual aspirations and milestones with the achievement of organizational development goals, we have launched the Biocon Competency Framework which is designed to identify niche requirements related to Talent Acquisition and Talent Development and find the right fit. Our new Potential-Performance mapping exercise is helping us identify top talent and high-potential employees within Biocon, while Span of Control in Management and Organogram-based Manpower Planning are facilitating the right positioning of the employees in terms of roles and responsibilities.
Biocon wants to offer its employees the opportunity to expand their skills and explore new career growth paths through lateral moves within the company. To this end, we have introduced an online tool for internal job openings - Next Step.
Learning and Development
Biocon has used its Learning & Development platforms extensively to unlock the superior potential of its diverse workforce. During FY 2015-16, more than 19,000 person hours of organized training were made available, benefiting over 2,000 employees. The launch of our online Learning Management System received an enthusiastic response with 1,800 employees registering for various courses. This year, 85 employees were upskilled through MPOWER, our new technical certification pathway for junior employees. To cater to the training needs of our field employees we have an online coaching tool, BioCoach, and a talent development program, BioRise. Both these programs won us recognition for best HR practices in India.
Our commitment to diversity in Biocon, has led us to unveil various initiatives to bridge the gender divide by giving women the opportunity to pursue successful careers in an environment of mutual respect. We launched BioWin – ISURGE, a women’s leadership program across the organization.
ISURGE, our leadership development platform, implements several initiatives aimed at integrating multiple levels of leaders to build synergies. Forty managers completed the ISURGE – Middle Manager Program during the year. We have also joined hands with industry leading corporations as part of the Xchange 2.0 cross-company training program to develop highpotential leaders.
We believe that an arts-based learning approach can foster creativity and innovation in organizations. As part of our Lumière: Leader Talks initiative, we have launched the Catalyst Series in association with the India Foundation for the Arts. As part of this initiative, prominent artists address Biocon employees on the theme of 'Art as an inspiration for excellence.'