In accordance with the Business Plan, the 2014 Training activities focused on updating the skills necessary for the ongoing consolidation of the company’s expertise, and specific support for change, with projects designed to support the evolution of the banking sector and the needs of customers without neglecting the expectations of all stakeholders.
In 2014 the corporate strategy regarding the Bank's people involved:
Employment is one of the priority areas in which we are working to motivate and engage people in terms of flexibility, efficiency and productivity.
In 2014 the Group recruited 2,686 people (477 in Italy and 2,209 abroad). At Group level the number of women reached 53.2% and the investment in the future through the introduction of new resources continued in line with company objectives.
The Group workforce turnover rate of -0.92% is in line with the planned structural action.
A series of platforms - some of which are managed directly by the ALI - offer services and initiatives for work-life balance, measures aimed at achieving sustainable balancing of work and home life, given the extent of the area covered, the organisational complexity and the different needs of the corporate workforce.
Families and childcare
The corporate welfare system operates within an integrated model that includes - in addition to supplementary welfare benefits and integrated health services - the People Care services, Mobility Management and the new cultural, recreation and sports association for Intesa Sanpaolo Group employees, operational since January 2014.
Listening and engagement activities involving employees were subject of ongoing attention. A sophisticated climate analysis was conducted on 63,071 professional staff and middle managers, with 51.3% participation rate, and 968 senior managers, with 88.5% participation rate; added to these were 22,731 employees of the International Subsidiary Banks, with a participation rate of 51%. 31 local sessions were held – “Life and work in Intesa Sanpaolo” – attended by more than 300 employees from all company departments involved in the life of the Bank.