HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
AEON PEOPLE ARE ‘IRREPLACEABLE ASSETS’
Realising the importance of human resource development in sustaining the business growth, AEON put high focus on the training and development of its people.
During the year under review, AEON had developed comprehensive training programmes for AEON people to close the gap on skill and competency in all levels and disciplines. The types of training programme rolled out in the year 2009 included the leadership programme, the skill enhancement programme, the AEON in-house retail programme and development programme for non executives.
A firm believer in life long learning, AEON continued to encourage its people to pursue further education for their personal and career growth. Under the OUM programme in which AEON collaborated with the Open University Malaysia, AEON subsidised 80% of the education fees of its people. For year 2009, a total of 95 employees were enrolled under this programme in various academic fields.
AEON also continued with the New Leader Development Programme, Japan Trainee Programme and Management/Retail Trainee (MT/RT) Programme that involved identifying and grooming future leaders for AEON. A total of 296 AEON people have gone through these programmes.
In addition, AEON had conducted various other learning programmes such as the Emergency Response Team (ERT) Programme and Fire Drill Programme, with assistance from the Fire and Rescue Services Department (BOMBA) to educate and equip AEON people with the right knowledge and skills.