The A2A Group acknowledges that its human resources are a focal, distinctive point of all the business strategy and has defined a development plan on this basis, aiming to optimise their quality and skills, on the basis of a selection, training and management process and remuneration systems.
As at December 31, 2018, the total workforce of the A2A Group numbered 11,196 people. Compared to 2017, the number of employees decreased by 2% mainly due to the removal of the Aspem Group from the scope of consolidation.
In 2018, 920 new employees were hired and 845 left. The total number of hires compared to the previous year remained almost constant (+1.5%), while the number of employees leaving the company increased (+25%), mainly due to retirement (accounting for 31% of the total) and the termination of fixed-term contracts (41% of the total), linked to the seasonality of some waste collection tasks.
Work stability remains a Group prerogative. 95% of Group employees are hired on permanent contracts; just 5% are on fixed-term contracts.
The staff recruitment process is supported by Employer Branding activities, aimed at constantly consolidating the image and appeal of A2A on the employment market.
As regards the activities carried out with the University, in 2018, a total of 35 events were organised, including 13 career days and 22 round tables, testimonials and guidance activities. Moreover, as for the previous years, the listening activity continued with an on-line questionnaire aiming to gain a better awareness of the positioning of the A2A Group on the employment market.
Thanks also to the collaboration of universities, schools and research entities, in 2018, 44 internships and 147 apprenticeships were activated.
To increase the opportunities for development and internal mobility, during the year 65 searches were performed using the job posting tool (-20% on 2018), of which 42% were successful, as well as 15 searches still in progress as at December 31, 2018.
The Group believes in optimising diversity by identifying and overcoming all stereotypes linked to gender, age, disability, ethnic origin, religious beliefs and sexual orientation. A2A ensures working rights for people with disabilities, as required by current legislation. 477 persons with disabilities were employed by the Group in 2018, of whom 24% women.
Also as regards the work-life balance, the Group meets the needs of employees, in 2018 granting 350 parttime solutions (3% of all employees), of whom 79% are women. A total of 533 parental leaves have been agreed, 26% more than 2017. 90% of the people granted parental leave in 2018 returned to work in the same year.The offer in terms of company welfare comprises numerous services offered to employees:
|A2A social policies|
|Work-life balance services||Mobility services: again in 2018, beneficial tariffs were applied for the purchase by employees of subscriptions with public local transport services; 1,024 subscriptions were taken out.|
|Company daycare at the Lamarmora office in Brescia: in 2018, 23 children of employees were registered. In addition to this service, there is also the "Tempo per le Famiglie" programme, an educational service that welcomes children and their parents at the same time, or any other reference family figure. It is a moment during which children have the opportunity to get in touch, compare and live experiences with a
stable group of older and younger children, share emotions and build knowledge together, experimenting with playful proposals attentive to their needs and interests.
Parents who choose to access Tempo per le Famiglie have the opportunity to share their experiences with other parents and observe their child in a social context, dialoguing with educators.
|Health and well-being services||
Social and psychological assistance service: present in 14 sites of the A2A Group.In 2018, the service involved 2,956 employees.
In 2018, work at A2A became smarter and smarter. Thanks to the positive results of the pilot phase started in 2016, which involved about 250 employees, A2A decided to expand the Smart Working project and shared, also with trade union representatives, the extension of the perimeter of the people involved, which became 954.
Smartworking has become synonymous with greater responsibility and allows a better balance between private and working life. In a nutshell, the most significant numbers of these early stages of the project:
On October 30, 2018, A2A, by virtue of its commitment to this issue and its ability to innovate this way of working, was awarded by the Smart Working Observatory of the Politecnico di Milano with the Smart Working Award 2018.
In addition, in 2018, a welfare platform was launched for all Group employees to allow the introduction of conversion welfare, i.e. the possibility of converting performance bonuses into goods and services and/or supplementary pension schemes within the limits set by law.