To grow and evolve, we need a diverse workforce comprised of committed employees with the necessary skillset, expertise, and qualifications to drive our business forward. At Kvadrat, we prioritize attracting and retaining the best talents and achieve a high-performance, quality-driven culture, we employ and foster a diverse workforce. We actively engage with our local communities to nurture and grow local talent, give a high degree of responsibility and opportunities to perform and learn, ensure a healthy, attractive workplace with a good work-life balance, and provide equal opportunities for development and learning. In all of our training and development programmes, we use transparent and objective criteria to identify opportunities for career development. One example of these growth opportunities is the Kvadrat High Potential programme.
Kvadrat High Potential is an annual learning programme which a group of Kvadrat employees are invited to join. The purpose of the programme is to accelerate learning for the participants and provide them with competencies that will help them succeed in leading cross-organisational and complex tasks. Throughout the year-long programme, participants are invited to join seminars and work on live learning challenges, which are often real-life situations that Kvadrat needs to solve. The High Potential programme is also a vital part of Kvadrat’s journey towards our female leadership target of being 50% women led by 2025. In 2022, we achieved our aim of achieving 50% of the underrepresented gender (women) in the High Potential programme, an improvement from 42% in 2021.
To give an insight into career progression and the High Potential programme at Kvadrat, we spoke with one of our team members in London, Charlotte Napper. Charlotte is a Key Account Manager for our corporate end-users’ clients, who graduated as part of the Kvadrat High Potential Class of 2022.