Being part of SHV and making a career in SHV
‘Investing in People’ is engrained in SHV’s corporate philosophy, putting people at the heart of its business. Committed, talented and passionate employees are key for the continuing success of the business and are the best ambassadors for SHV.
SHV believes in growing its own timber, i.e. investing in professional growth and development from within, leading to the right team of leaders, professionals and experts. At the same time, the company is looking for talented individuals to join, either bringing relevant external experience or right from university, who can add value to the business. It’s important to SHV that the employees share the values and believe in its corporate philosophy, which underlies the way SHV works.
That means that SHV doesn’t only offer challenging jobs, but it also offers the opportunity to make a career. That may also mean moving from one Group to another, even internationally. Or it could mean providing stretching projects, assignments and opportunities to work in culturally diverse environments. The company's talent review and succession planning processes match the needs of the business with the personal wishes and development needs of its people. In this way SHV can create opportunities for business and personal growth.
In addition, SHV conducts a suite of leadership development programmes, focusing on the different career stages and challenges (potential) leaders go through. Participants come from all SHV groups, nationalities and businesess and functional backgrounds.
“We take the development of our people very seriously because we know that in the end it’s not strategies but people that make the difference. Helping our people to optimise their potential results is a win-win: increased motivation and better business results. Ultimately, we want to create an inspiring place to work in our ‘family of companies'." - Jaap de Vries, Senior Vice President Human Resources