Engaging Our Employees
We recognize that an engaged workforce contributes to our success. In 2011, we conducted our fourth biennial global employment survey, a key vehicle for gathering employee feedback and helping us understand the level of employee engagement across the Company.
More than 5,000 Kinross employees – 78% of our people – responded, an increase over the 74% response rate to our 2009 survey. Employee satisfaction was 78% for 2011, consistent with the 79% satisfaction level achieved in 2009.
Our 2011 survey results told us that globally, the top three drivers of employee engagement at Kinross are our values, performance management, and talent management/employee development. They also illustrated that we need to reinforce and strengthen our focus on health and safety. The survey results inform action plans which have subsequently been developed at our sites and regions to address areas that need improvement.
Living Our Value Awards
The Kinross Living Our Values Awards (LOVA) honour employees who best exemplify commitment to our four values: putting people first; outstanding corporate citizenship; high performance culture; and rigorous financial discipline. The awards have been embraced enthusiastically by employees across our global operations who want to acknowledge their colleagues’ achievements and have them recognized across the Company. More than 1,700 nominations were received in 2011 from every site and office worldwide, up from 800 in 2010, and 200 in 2009. The LOVA program continues to evolve with over 2,600 nominations received in 2012.
Living Our Values Awards winners travel to Toronto to share their inspiring stories and unique experiences, and to discuss why our values are important to them and our Company. Their trip to Toronto is capped off by an awards dinner hosted by our CEO.