Talent and review
Talent reviews are designed to identify key talents based on organizational needs. UCB assesses talents based on their sustained performance and their growth potential. A key outcome is the design and implementation of tailored development plans. The process also assists in the identification and preparation of successors for business critical positions.
In 2016, UCB reviewed 6 946 employees and identified 2 116 as future talents (282 of which were identified as top talents).
UCB is also driven by a high performance culture with an annual cycle of collective objective setting and year-end final appraisals with on-going measurable performance feedback throughout the year. In 2016, colleagues were invited to participate in 11 collective objectives, set by UCB’s leadership forum, to concentrate on value-driven actions and outcomes.
By end-January 2017, 92% of employees of UCB participated and completed the 2016 review cycle. Employees are rewarded and acknowledged for their individual contributions to the company’s success.