With a workforce of 10,438 people, AB ranks among the most important employers in Greece.
At the end of 2011, 65.3% of employees were women and 34.7% men. The full-time staff represented 45.65% of the total, while 54.35% were part-time.
Our philosophy: Investment – value in human resources!
Faithful to its values and vision, AB Vassilopoulos considers its human resources as the most significant factor for the achievement of its strategic goals. In this context, the company gives particular emphasis to recruiting talented employees and to their ongoing training and development.
The company uses precise and objective methods:
- Personal interviews
- Psychometric tests
- Evaluation centres
- Simulation exercises
aimed at ensuring meritocracy and successfully evaluating the candidates and prospective ΑΒ employees.
ΑΒ provides high quality training programmes carried out with the collaboration both of company executives, building on corporate know-how, and of universities and internationally renowned training organizations.
In 2011, a total of 104 training programmes were carried out on various topics including: Executive Development, Management, Marketing, Corporate Social Responsibility, Technical Training, Sales Techniques, IT, Foreign Languages, Internal Procedures, Health & Safety, Dissemination of Values, Customer Service for the retail store network etc. The programmes were attended by 6,447 employees and 139,210 man-hours were invested in them.
ΑΒ implements a modern system of employee performance appraisal and participation in in-house assessment and development centres. As a result, a precise personal career path is drawn up, while the company proceeds with succession planning for positions of high responsibility in the Group both in Greece and abroad.