United Colors of Benetton India is recognized among India's Great Mid-size Workplaces 2019. Every year, Great Place to Work® identifies India's 50 Great Mid-size Workplaces (with employee strength of 100 to 500) through an objective and rigorous workplace culture assessment process.
A global brand, and one of the most well known in the world, United Colors of Benetton has an international style that combines color, quality and fashion. Each season the womenswear, menswear, kidswear and underwear collections offer a total look for every day, for work and for leisure, in the city and outdoors. The brand is present in many other sectors, from the elegant accessories to perfumes and now footwear too.
United Colors of Benetton India has successfully created a Great Place to Work FOR ALL their employees as they have excelled on the 5 dimensions that are a hallmark of a High-Trust, High-Performance Culture™ – Credibility, Respect, Fairness, Pride and Camaraderie. In a rigorous assessment process conducted by the Great Place to Work® Institute, United Colors of Benetton India met the minimum criteria on the Trust Index© Employee Survey, on the consistency of experience across all demographics and on the Culture Audit© People Practices Framework, to clear the first level i.e. getting Great Place to Work-Certified™.
Within the ambit of shaping careers, R.A.C.E. (Retail Associate Career Enhancement) to Lead is a program that acts as a catalyst to fast track careers for MBA grads looking forward to building careers in retail. The program is conceived with an objective of identifying, selecting and nurturing young MBAs from reputed B-Schools for developing future Store Managers through a structured, predefined career path over a time frame of 36 months. The program not only offers an understanding of Store Business Operations & Customer Buying Behaviour but also provides an opportunity for young MBA students to learn On-the-Job & deliver as high flying Store Managers.
When a senior executive joins the organization, opportunity cost starts building day 1 onwards. The objective of the onboarding plan should strive to acclimatize the new leader into the company culture & way of working. The most important assimilation that a new senior leader requires is with the team. This program is devised with an interface to get the original expectation of the team mapped to the senior executive. A facilitator conducts a session with the team members mapping their expectations. He/she collates the team member's expectation report and shares the same with the leader. The leader prepares himself/herself from the assimilation program in tandem to the expectations shared. In the session, the leader gives his/her understanding of the team's real expectations and shares his/her opinion too. NLA makes the team members drop down the guards and share the real expectations of them. This program is highly dependent on the facilitator's genuineness and no bias about the communication shared.
There aren't major(or) unique changes, but there are minor(or) small changes that they focus on and the employees do expect an organization to do so. These changes build good support between the employees and the organization. This organization usually believes in passing on the profits to employees in the form of incentives(or) perks.
Not just the name of the brand but its actually United Colors (every employee is United with each other and great and purely devoted towards the brand itself.) And that's only because of the kind of professional values given to each and every employee of the company from the management. Ethically, I found this organisation above all and I'm proud to be a part of it. A great care is given all the festivals.
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, United Colors of Benetton India
Director – HR & IR, United Colors of Benetton India