Demonstrates the importance of family values in employment policies at Italian food group Ponti's.
Looks at the firm's recruitment, training and reward policies and provides the comments of employees who work there.
Highlights the importance of recruiting from within to maintaining the organizational culture and observes that a number of employees have been with “the family” for more than 30 years.
Reveals that Ponti's offers its employees not only restaurant-based and highly practical training followed by targeted courses but also the chance to visit the area of Italy from which the founding family originates.
Explains the policies – including promotion from within – that are helping one business in the volatile catering sector to keeping its employees longer than the average.
Provides examples of individual employees who have worked their way up the company hierarchy.
(2014), "Ponti's employees get the chance to “ask the family”: Italy's Emilia Romagna region feeds food group's cultural values", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 22 No. 2, pp. 22-24. https://doi.org/10.1108/HRMID-03-2014-0027Download as .RIS
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