Recognition and Validation of Competencies at Sonae MC
On March 23rd,
Sonae MC attended a conference about the topic of "Recognition and Validation
of Competencies”, integrated in the 10th edition of the HR Congress
(Congresso RH), promoted by Editora
RH. We were invited to present how our company develops and shares knowledge, with
view to transform our employees and the community.
At Sonae MC,
we value lifelong learning, translating this knowledge into qualifications. The
recognition of learning results implies conceiving a formal process that can
value and credit knowledge, aptitudes and competencies, covering every form of work-place
September 2015 we began a pilot project, in partnership with ANQEP (the Portuguese National Agency for Qualification and Professional
Education) and CEFOSAP
(the Trade Union Training and Professional
Development Centre), which
entailed equipping our companies with a model for the Recognition, Validation
and Certification of Competencies. The advantages of this initiative for our
employees and companies were clear, as it was possible to take advantage, in a
work context, of the in-house experience and training – taught at the company –
for the purpose of professional qualification. This way, we contributed to our
employees’ personal and professional development, promoting internal mobility.
Sonae MC has qualification procedures in place for employees in the training
reference of logistics operator and technician. In the second semester of 2017,
we will begin the activity of professional qualification in stores, based on
the training reference of retail operator and technician, published in 2016. Thus,
qualification has a fundamental role in the development process of employees. In
2016, Sonae MC counted 37,000 participants, in over 800,000 hours of training,
with an average of 26 hours per employee.
that, by elevating the level of qualification of our human capital, we are
promoting talent management within the company.
HR Lead Operations, Sonae MC