Talent Management Case Study: Samsung

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Talent
Management
Human resources are the most valuable asset
in any company. At Samsung Electronics,
our faith and commitment to our people are
one of the core values governing
our business activities and an integral part
of the corporate culture.
Guided by the belief that “a company is its
people,” Samsung Electronics values the diversity
and individuality of its workforce as great asset
and is committed to retaining and nurturing
the best talent.
We uphold a culture of meritocracy and promote
an environment where each individual is motivated
to take the initiative with a sense of ownership.
We encourage our people to reach their
full potential with the ultimate goal of
advancing themselves, the company and the society.

Global Harmony with People,
Society and Environment
● Contents ●
•Employee Value

Respected and Admired
Global Company
Creation

Innovation

- Recruiting Global Talent
- Promoting Diversity
- Enhancing Employee Value

Change
•Work-Life Balance

Integrity
Green
Talent
Management Management Management

Social
Contribution

•Employee
Value

•Pursuing a
Happier
Society

•Work-Life
Balance

•Corporate
Ethics

•Addressing
Climate Change

•Fair Trade
Compliance

•Developing EcoProducts

•Intellectual
Property
Protection

•Promoting EcoFriendly
Workplace

•Partnership
Programs

Partner
Collaboration

Products &
Services

•Global
•Customer
Delight
Competitiveness
Service
•Win3
•Customer
Partnership
Trust

•Green
Communication

- Creative Organizational Culture
- Remuneration & Benefits
- Human Rights & Work Environment

● Highlights of 2009 ●
•No. of New Recruits : 27,418
•Ratio of Foreign Workers : 46%
•Ratio of Female Workers : 39.3%
•Education Hours per Employee : 90
•Education Expense : KRW83.0 billion
•Welfare Cost : KRW1,808.6 billion

Harmony between Business Vision and Vision for Society

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Employee Value
Samsung Electronics recognizes that attracting and retaining top talent is vital to building a competitive organization. We are dedicated to recruiting global talent, promoting diversity, and increasing employee value.

I Recruiting Global Talent I

Overseas Recruiting

Attracting and retaining high-caliber people is crucial to staying competitive on the global stage and sustaining growth. Each year, Samsung Electronics recruits people across the world based on its annual business plan and mid- to long-term strategy. The number of new hires (domestic: 6,230, overseas: 21,188) decreased in 2009 compared to a year earlier in the aftermath of the global financial crisis.

•No. of New Recruits

Locally hired employees who have a good understanding of their respective markets and the skills to cater to local needs are an important part of our workforce. The recruiting process differs according to region. Samsung Electronics holds on-campus recruiting events at major universities twice a year in the U.S. and Europe and organizes job fairs in emerging market such as China, India and Russia.

(Unit: persons)

2007

2008

2009

42,147

Global Total

47,327

27,418

Domestic

7,644

8,654

6,230

Overseas

34,503

38,673

21,188

•No. of New Recruits (Overseas)

(Unit: persons)

2007

2009

38,673

21,188

5,133

North America

2008

34,503

Total

3,923

1,384

Europe

4,134

5,229

1,634

China

17,980

19,077

8,075

Southeast Asia

3,428

4,194

4,444

Southwest Asia

2,125

2,279

1,855

Latin America

931

2,094

2,186

Other

772

1,877

1,610

Job Fair

On-campus recruiting event

Career Forum
We held our first career forum in 2009. Science and engineering students were invited to the Samsung Electronics premises to get a glimpse into our organizational culture and career vision and to gain information related to recruitment. We plan to hold a global career forum in 2010...
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