A focus on the value of people and their mental and physical well-being, because people are the real added value of any organisation. Human Resources look after the development and training of employees and touch on aspects linked to motivation, identity and communication. The HR Manager, Patrizia Rudilosso, talks to us about it
Patrizia Rudilosso, as Human Resources Manager, you deal with talent every day. In your opinion, who are the talents of today?
They are the people who want to overcome their limits, who follow their dreams with relentless determination, they are the ones who are never satisfied and always look for improvement. Companies should help this type of person to grow, developing them and investing in them in the long-term. In fact, I think that our task is to develop talents, to let them improve their skills and to gain new ones and to absolutely never take away their motivation. However, at the same time, we have to protect and look after the increasing number of people who have the value of experience, of understanding the ethical sense of their work and of responsibility for what they do. Qualities that young people, as talented as they are, often do not have yet.
When talking about work, we inevitably talk about mistakes. What role do you think mistakes play in training?
It is important to experience mistakes, so we do not repeat them and learn the right thing to do from them. However, there is a type of “failure” that we cannot tolerate and this is not following company values. Ethics and respect, expertise and worth, innovation and excellence, internationalisation and multiculturalism, rights and sustainability, fairness and loyalty, these are not mere recommendations, but rather values that must be upheld by every employee. Anyone who does not follow them fails – both for the company and individually – and we must take a hard line on this issue.
Another key issue is diversity, in various aspects: cognitive, cultural, ethnic and ideological. All of which fall within the professional field, where these dynamics meet. What do you think and what strategic role do Human Resources play?
Diversity is about abundance and fusion between different cultures – and therefore habits, approaches, experience and training – it brings added value and, in fact, internationalism and multiculturalism are two of the ten values in the Leonardo Group’s Charter of Values. In particular, in terms of our company, the distribution of people all across Italy and the background of many of us from such different corporate cultures and experiences (all of the Group’s departments and companies are represented here at LGS) have involved and still involve the challenge of establishing, starting from this abundance of approaches and points of view, a real company culture for LGS, an “LGS model” as a unique company and organisation with its own languages and codes, standards and values which guide conduct. In this respect, Human Resources have the task of (re) producing, spreading and developing this culture where the narratives of individual contexts converge.
A message to share.
Promote the company culture, be proud of your job and stand for Italian excellence each with your own work.