This year, Lidl Lietuva has already allocated more than 1.5 million LTL for employee bonuses and bonuses. euros
Sandra Savickienė, Personnel Manager and Board Member of Lidl Lietuva, says that additional care for her employees is part of the internal culture of a large organization. According to her, various financial incentives and added value is one of the most important aspects that support employee motivation.
“Financial bonuses and bonuses make it possible to ensure that our thanks to our employees are not just verbal. Therefore, in January – September of this year alone, we awarded more than 1.5 million bonuses to members of Lidl Lietuva’s stores, warehouse and administration teams. euros, ”says S. Savickienė.
Highest average salary among retail chains
Ms. Savickienė also emphasizes that together with initiatives that help motivate or involve employees, it is necessary to offer basic advantages. One of them is a competitive reward.
“From the very beginning of our activities in Lithuania, we seek to thank our employees for their efforts and evaluate them accordingly. Fair remuneration is still one of the different ways to ensure the financial security of employees. The data of Rekvizitai.lt in September of this year show that the average salary in our organization reaches 1649.46 euros and is the highest in comparison with the average salaries of other large retail chains, ”says S. Savickienė.
According to her, the growth of regular salaries of Lidl Lietuva employees is also ensured by a step-by-step salary increase system, which determines how the staff salary will grow in the next four years: his salary, compared to the first year long in the retail chain, has risen by about 40 percent. A similar increase in salaries is observed by assistants, deputies and managers of store managers. Compared to the first tier four years ago, their wage growth ranges between 40 percent. and almost 60%. “
Takes care of the health of employees
According to the client, the well-being of employees within the company is guaranteed not only by financial benefits, but also by other incentives. She notes that one of the priorities of the retail chain is the physical and emotional health of employees.
“After the probationary period, all Lidl Lietuva employees are covered by private health insurance. In addition, we allocate a budget for the purchase of medicines and food supplements. During the cold season, we give all employees immunity by strengthening sets – vitamin C, magnesium and zinc supplements and omega-3 fatty acids. We also vaccinate against flu not only employees, but also their children under 14 years of age, ”says S. Savickienė.
According to her, Lidl also pays a lot of attention to other employee welfare programs: “For example, the recently launched“ You can count on us! ”Initiative provides all employees of the retail network with free and anonymous assistance in personal, legal or financial matters. It is provided by qualified, independent and experienced psychologists and counselors. Specialists will advise you on how to manage stress or anxiety, what to do in the event of a loss of payment, how to answer a question about buying or selling a property, and any other similar hearing.
Creates a positive inner atmosphere
S. Savickienė extends that the ways Lidl Lietuva seeks to foster an internal culture based on support, as direct contact between employees is one of the most important elements determining the success of the sales network.
“We try to create opportunities for our colleagues to communicate informally, get to know each other better, therefore together we celebrate various celebrations, organize team building events, etc. The positive climate in the company is also reflected in the increasingly popular program of recommendations – this year alone, about 70 new employees were hired in the retail chain. We have no doubt that it helps to bring the team together and bring its members closer, ”says Sandra Savickienė.
According to her, we try to ensure a warm inner atmosphere in other ways as well: “For example, on the occasion of Lidl Lietuva’s fifth birthday, we presented each employee with a Lidl gift certificate worth 100 euros, and all members received a festive set of Lidl products. In addition, our colleagues can spend more time with their loved ones during the most important holidays, because neither during Christmas nor during Easter or January 1, the stores of the retail chain are closed. ”
Lidl Lietuva currently employs more than 2.5 thousand people. workers. There are a total of 59 Lidl retail chain stores in Lithuania in 23 cities of the country – Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai, Alytus, Marijampolė, Kėdainiai, Telšiai, Kretinga, Mažeikiai, Tauragė, Jonava, Panevėžys, Ukmergė, Utena, Plungė, Palanga , Elektrėnai, Visaginas, Šilutė, Radviliškis, Vilkaviškis and Druskininkai.
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