Freedom of association is a human right ratified by the main international conventions and various state regulations. The Group has always guaranteed the freedom of association of its employees, establishing, in compliance with local regulations, practices and mutual roles, a constant dialogue with these counterparties.
Carraro has always engaged in open and transparent relations with Trade Unions and workers’ representatives both at its Italian sites, where regulatory developments and a background of industrial relations has facilitated an admirable level of maturity in this regard, and at its plants in other countries, where the Group’s companies have been open to interaction with emerging trade union organisations.
The approach to industrial relations adopted by the Carraro Group is based on the respect of the mutual roles and positions and a constant commitment to constructive dialogue.
Management of human resources
The management of human resources within the Group aims to demonstrate the capacity to attract and integrate different professional profiles in a company that requires a diverse range of skills, a factor that distinguishes Carraro from other companies in the region.
Furthermore, the global scale of the Group, in terms of the location of its own sites and those of its clients and suppliers, demands that Group employees and collaborators demonstrate sufficient willingness to interact with counterparties in different foreign companies as well as to work with colleagues from other countries and cultures in pursuit of shared goals.
The HR strategies of the Group must meet the demand for flexibility resulting from market demands concerning the distribution of work shifts in the production cycle, the need to entrust projects involving new processes or products to mixed Italian-international work groups and the need to appoint management or control roles to people to be seconded to another country, with the relative organisational repercussions in terms of travel and transfers.
When defining working hours, the Group also considers the personal needs of employees by providing flexibility (parental leave, flexible start and finish times, part time opportunities) within the limits of an efficient organisation, as part of its fundamental belief that promoting a reasonable work-life balance is an essential element for better professional performance.