The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) congratulates Bombardier as it celebrates its 20th anniversary in Ontario.
Investing in and developing skilled talent is a critical success factor at Bombardier, and a key focus of the OCC as it works to achieve its Emerging Stronger vision.
In order to cultivate this key driver of progress, Bombardier recently rolled out a Performance Management Process and online global talent management tool. This framework empowers employees to take ownership of their careers through mastering the core competencies needed to succeed.
The Performance Management Process is a business–driven process that promotes the achievement of annual development objectives through an ongoing dialogue between employees and managers.
In identifying the core competencies required for its employees to succeed, Bombardier clarifies its expectations and fosters personal growth, which contributes to the tool’s success. Via its online global talent management tool, the company offers employees short, flexible and modular training via video tutorial to provide the appropriate, just‐in‐time, training structure to support its Performance Management yearly milestones (i.e. objective setting, mid‐year and year‐end reviews).
These innovative tools help explain why Bombardier continues to carry on Ontario’s strong tradition of manufacturing excellence. In only two short decades, the company has become a critical part of the province’s economic infrastructure. With over 6,200 highly‐skilled employees and close to 350 suppliers, its economic contribution is valued at over $2.7 billion.
Bombardier’s presence in Ontario is marked by the regional aircraft flown by Porter Airlines and Air Canada Express; ultra long‐range business jets that serve the corporate aviation sector; the GoTrain and Rocket subway trains used by GTA commuters; and the iconic yellow firefighting waterbombers that are produced in North Bay.
If you would like to contact Bombardier to obtain further information about its talent development program, or if you have a similar story that you would like to tell, please contact Kelly Pritchard, Corporate Engagement Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.