For our 375, 000 associates around the world, we aim to be a great place to work. A cornerstone of this commitment is providing opportunities for professional development.
See what our brands have been doing recently around associate development:
In 2016, two retail management development programs have been successfully carried out at Alfa Beta in Greece, with 39 participants in total.
During the eight-month training program, the aim is to equip qualified store department Supervisors with the skills, knowledge and competencies to be promoted to Assistant Store Managers and achieve high performance in their new roles.
The program consists of academic training courses, on-the-job training and training in support services and internal procedures and upon the successful completion of the program, participants get promoted to Assistant Store Managers.
From July – November 2016, 10 store managers participated in a professional development program aimed at preparing them for being promoted to District Managers.
During the five months of the program, participants followed several training modules including mentorship meetings, monthly meetings with their area sales manager and store visits to other brands of Ahold Delhaize from the Czech Republic, Serbia and Greece.
The program also included sessions where the participant was trained on change management and leadership.
In April, a combined 950 associates attended "Connect the Dots of Development" events in the support offices in Scarborough, Maine, and Salisbury, North Carolina. Thirty-six 20-minute learning sessions focused on professional development and personal growth. Two leadership panels were also held, with leaders discussing their development journeys and work-life balance.