We formally and regularly monitor employee engagement levels across the Group. We've conducted employee engagement surveys, and we’re always looking for new opportunities to listen to our people.
Every two years, our PetroVoices global survey acts as a sounding board: it gives us an overview of employee attitudes across the Group, alerts us to concerns that may otherwise be overlooked, and enables us to track employee engagement levels.
In our 2016 survey, three themes recurred, irrespective of business unit, location or grade:
To dig a little deeper, we held focus groups in each key location. We then put together a programme of activities to address the concerns and help make Petrofac an even better place to work:
We want to be sure that the initiatives have a positive impact. So the process of two-way communications continues. The focus groups continue to meet periodically, and our next PetroVoices survey is scheduled for 2018.
We actively encourage employee share ownership, as we think this builds commitment to the Company’s goals and rewards our people for their contribution. In 2017, 38% of our employees participated in at least one of the Petrofac employee share schemes.
A key to our distinctive, delivery-focused culture is the strength of our values (safe, ethical, innovative, responsive, quality and cost conscious, and driven to deliver).
Each year we celebrate employees and teams who embody our values through the EVE (Excellence, Values, Energy) Awards. In 2017, we received 248 entries from across the Group, demonstrating a significant level of interest and enthusiasm.