Being a serviced based organisation, our success is dependent on the quality of services we deliver. Service that is defined by our people. Without doubt, our people are the key asset driving the business.
Leighton Welspun places considerable emphasis on leadership, responsibility and accountability, employing some of the best people in the industry. Our employees are focused, committed, hardworking and motivated.
Creating a rewarding, challenging and safe workplace for all our people is part of the Group’s core values and one of its highest priorities. Our people operate through a decentralised management structure, allowing a high level of autonomy; a structure that is flexible and can adapt to changing market conditions.
Across the Group, we have a vast array of skills, competencies and experience. In order to support specialist industry skills we have developed competencies in project finance, community relations, information technology, project development and corporate affairs. The skills required by the leaders of tomorrow will evolve and change and we aim to stay at the forefront by having the right people to best meet those needs.
Managing and developing the array of skills is a great challenge, but one met by capable, motivated managers. The Group’s strength of management is recognised as one of our biggest assets.
Management throughout the Group operates with autonomy and is encouraged to innovate and take responsibility for their business unit. This autonomy occurs within a framework of clearly defined guidelines and financial parameters.
An autonomous approach to employee relations helps to ensure that any issues that arise on a project can be quickly identified and resolved in the field. A workable negotiating framework, together with a balanced and sensible approach is also a key factor in maintaining healthy relationships.
We strongly believe that people perform best when they have clearly defined goals and are allowed to operate – subject to certain management guidelines – with freedom to pursue those goals. We have simple ways of measuring the achievement of these goals and we provide ample opportunities for our people to grow and develop across a broad range of vocations, skills and professions.
Leighton Holdings is committed to developing and maintaining a safety - conscious culture throughout the Group. We believe in creating a safe, challenging and fun workplace, for all our employees at all times. Our approach to safety can be viewed in the Leighton Holdings Limited Safety Framework report.
At the Leighton Group we value our people and want to create a safe, challenging and fun workplace. Recruiting, developing, rewarding and leading people, is part of a structured plan to make the Leighton Group the employer of choice and improve our competitive edge.