Zenobia Madon, Head HR, Personal Health (B2C) business and Corporate functions for Philips, shares how Philips is a great launch-pad for graduating aspirants that believe in being part of a workplace that encourages a culture of Innovation, learning, entrepreneurship and personal growth.
Zenobia spearheads the overall People & Talent agenda for the Personal Health business and is a part of the India Leadership team. As a strategic partner, she enables business across its end to end spectrum spanning across Innovation teams, Manufacturing sites, Commercial organization, and all functions.
Majority of graduates today enter the corporate world with dreams of joining progressive companies that offer challenging jobs, attractive compensation, international exposure and with a strong company reputation.
While these are important considerations, I believe, a company deserves your consideration, if it provides you with an environment that unleashes your potential, a culture that is inclusive, one that enhances your skills and helps you grow and develop as a leader.
At Philips, our mission is to improve the lives of 3 billion people by 2030. From being an erstwhile consumer electronics giant, the company has repositioned itself over the years and today is well positioned as a global leader in Health Tech with a strong presence across the Health continuum. With diverse businesses across Personal Health and Health Systems in India, we are leaders in the spaces in which we operate. To continue advancing in our journey, we are committed to ensure that we have the right people who will achieve our mission.
Philips is a perfect Launchpad for graduates to start their career. We are focused on developing a workplace that has a culture where - Leaders lead, decisions are taken fast, individuals are encouraged to ‘Speak up’ and deliver on their commitments. A culture like this encourages young minds to volunteer and participate in exciting assignments and pushes learning across the company. At Philips, our working environment provides learning in an engaging, high energy and collaborative way. Leadership at Philips ensures coaching and spending time on talent.
As soon as graduates join us through our Business leadership program, they undergo training programs like campus to corporate and other learning modules. Further, they are also given exposure to usage of Business transformation tools like Hoshin, Problem Solving, and Kaizens to enable them to effectively troubleshoot business problems in their day to day working. Additionally, our flagship programs like Accelerated Leadership Program (ALP) for top talent gives them an opportunity and develops them to take up larger roles in future and partner in making our vision a reality. In our endeavor to promote diversity, programs like Back-In the-Game are launchpads to help women talent transition back to work after a career break.
Our robust talent management processes, ensures that we strategically place the right people in the right roles at the right time. Devising strong development plans and having assigned coaches for talent and providing exposure to working in teams across the globe are some other ways in which we enable an individual’s overall professional growth.
We also let our people experiment and take informed risks during their professional career, by trying their hands at different projects across functions/verticals which really helps them tap into their hidden potential, and discover blind spots that they can work on. By providing diverse career experiences, you can expand your horizons beyond your core domain. We have many instances where trying out full-time roles in other domains is encouraged. For eg. we have leaders who have switched career paths from Finance to Business, or from Business to HR and successfully opened up new avenues for career growth for many others.
So if you have the attitude and passion to resonate with our purpose, you are Customer centric and Eager to Win in a compliant manner, then Philips is a place to be in.
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Philips is a world leading health technology company with a vision to make life better for people worldwide through meaningful innovation. Making good on this promise depends on our inclusive, passionate, inspirational, collaborative and diverse team.