Headquarters in São Paulo (SP)
With the goal of investing in developing qualified technical manpower for the business and of these young people working as specialists or in an entry-level leadership role, JBS has developed the Valued Youth program in Brazil.
Governed by the Company’s values, Valued Youth provides learning opportunities based on practical activities. In 2019, the Company expanded the program to those obtaining degrees in Engineering to work at Friboi. Out of the 27 young people hired, 26 are currently leaders or specialists.
This program uses on-the-job training and is accompanied by a project of improvements, shared supervision, technical training provided according to the area’s needs and personnel management workshops
The Company also promotes the inhouse talent program in Brazil. Its aim is to select operational staff members and develop supervisors for the maintenance, production, transportation and logistics business units. There are currently 318 team members who have gone through the program: 181 are active as supervisors and 37 team members are undergoing development in the program. In 2019, 55 spots were opened, with 37 internal team members hired at the end of the sixmonth period.
Camila Gulla – Quality Assurance Supervisor
People development programs at JBS
In 2019, JBS trained a total of 137,165 people, up by 11% year-over-year.
A JBS USA program dedicated to gathering company executives for intensive learning on topics geared toward leadership. The program provides opportunities for executives and leaders from different JBS businesses to exchange good practices and to gain knowledge on the Company’s business units.
An initiative of JBS Couros to develop leaders in Brazil on themes of people management with a focus on the challenges at JBS. Modules are held with an in-house multiplier team, using the synergy between the HR departments at the different business units. In 2019, 16 topics were developed, with a total of 850 people trained.
A distance learning platform that offers various career development tracks, discussing topics related to leadership, operational and administrative activities. Available to all Seara team members.
A development program for Seara Quality staff, aimed at: assuring up-to-date technical knowledge; developing multipliers, in an effort to harmonize concepts and fundamentals; and providing training to support Quality Assurance – “Know what you do and what really needs to be done”. A total of 157 professionals were trained in 2019.
A program geared toward selecting and developing attorneys to work in the labor area at JBS in Brazil. The program is open to lawyers who have recently graduated in the last two years. Training, which lasts 90 days and takes place at JBS headquarters in São Paulo, consists of theoretical and practical portions and covers behavioral, technical and legal topics. Since 2016, 32 attorneys have gone through the course. The program is currently developed at 11 group units.
Aimed at developing young Brazilians to work as specialists or in entry-level leadership positions in engineering and labor law areas, the program offers technical training, shared supervision and project development. The initiative includes the online Valued Youth plataform and a Facebook profile. The Company currently has 32 labor attorneys and 26 young leaders and engineering specialists who have gone through the program.
With its industrial focus, the program recruits young people who have graduated in the last two years with the potential to serve as leaders, capable of managing processes and teams at different JBS business units in Brazil. The selection process is done by plants, in the places where they are located.
INTERNAL TALENT PROGRAM
The 8-year-old program develops Company professionals to undertake supervisory positions in the Production, Maintenance, Logistics and Transportation areas. JBS currently has 318 team members who have gone through the program. In 2019, 37 inhouse talents were placed in positions after completing the six-month training program.
JBS USA INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
A JBS USA internship program in the United States, offering university students the chance to gain practical industry experience and develop leadership skills. It is held over 10 weeks in the summer, with approximately 150 participants, using practical learning and projects that provide relevant workplace experience, while also helping to identify future leaders at JBS.
JBS USA TRAINEE PROGRAM
A 12-month program to identify and develop future leaders by having recent graduates rotate through Company operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The goal is to contribute to developing their knowledge and abilities in the leadership, process management and people management areas.
JBS USA INTERNAL TALENT PROGRAM
Created to identify production team members who possess leadership skills, offering them the tools they need to accelerate their careers at JBS. The program includes a four-month training rotation at a JBS US A facility, training on leadership skills and the opportunity to meet and learn from other leaders across the Company.
JBS USA LEADERSHIP WAREHOUSE PROGRAM
This includes six different programs for JBS USA leaders, broken down into different profiles – leaders with high potential, mid-level managers, production supervisors, and managers who have been recently promoted or hired.
JBS USA WAY OF LEADING
A professional development program aimed at team members who have leadership skills. After they are mapped, these team members undergo a six-month training rotation at a JBS USA plant, in preparation to take on management positions.
Supplementary online training courses offered by JBS USA to any team member interested in improving their skills, in areas that include Cross-Generational Communications, Responsibility and Ownership, and Creating Engaged Teams.
This program provides specific training for all frontline JBS USA supervisors in four sessions held throughout the year, focused on practical leadership techniques and team management tools. Topics include building trust and respect, the cost of turnover, responsibility, delegation and prioritization, communication and information sharing.
Leadership Fundamentals is a new manager training program designed for team members who have been recently promoted or hired by the Company. This one-day program is held eight times a year, offering new leaders exposure to the values, mission and beliefs of JBS USA, in addition to basic leadership skills, such as effective team communication, delegation and performance management.
A program created in 2018 for team members in corporate positions at JBS US A, to meet their personal and professional needs.