Together for greater efficiency
The number of Galenica employees continued to grow in the year under review, mainly due to the expansion activities in the Retail Business sector. As of the end of 2019, Galenica employed 7,071 people. Given the increasing number of employees, efficiency is also a major topic when it comes to HR processes. Various projects were launched, continued or brought to completion in 2019 with the aim of making even better use of potential synergies and boosting efficiency. The focus was on the Group-wide harmonisation of personnel regulations. Various personnel regulations were therefore revised and – wherever possible and reasonable to do so – harmonised. From 1 January 2020, Group-wide personnel regulations, revised working time regulations and home office guidelines applicable to all employees have been introduced. Other examples of greater efficiency in Human Resources include a digital system for managing recruitment that all companies of the Galenica Group now have and electronic expense claims in the Retail Business sector. Finally, the new common pension fund for all Galenica Group employees and pension recipients was established, changing the name of the Galenicare Pension Fund to the Galenica Pension Fund as of 1 January 2020.