PLANET Technology, a global leading IP-based networking company, has been recognized for its effort in cultivating talent by achieving First Place among medium-sized enterprises in the ‘2023 CommonWealth Talent Sustainability Award’ firstly organized by the CommonWealth Magazine.
Company development and talent growth must be considered simultaneously and PLANET understands that providing value to employees will enable a sustainable enterprise operation. PLANET has created a comprehensive sustainable talent development strategy and is committed to providing a workplace with diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) while having a positive influence on the employees.
Embracing Differences for Bringing in Diverse Talents
PLANET develops its talent strategy based on the company’s values and culture. From selecting diverse talent to embracing individual differences, PLANET also counts on the experience and the value brought on by the senior employees as well as investing in the long-term career development of women in the workplace.
In 2022, new recruits who were over 50 years of age and women who were returning to the workforce reached 7% and 10%, respectively, of the total number of employees of the company. PLANET also hires more employees with disabilities than the number regulated by the government. PLANET is committed to creating a friendly work environment by adjusting the job to fit the employee’s condition, taking into account the work hours and qualifications, as well as programs supporting women in achieving career goals. These measures demonstrate the value PLANET holds for sustainable diverse talents.
Equal Talent Cultivation and Development
For many years, PLANET has placed much importance on talent training by providing development plans for employees at various career stages. Adopting cloud learning platforms and various digital tools to enhance employee training and more to establish an effective learning environment and culture.
Women at PLANET develop their careers without any concerns about flexible working hours and get considerable support for childbirth and children's education. This helps to eliminate the gender development gap by providing equal opportunities to both genders in recruitment, training or performance evaluation. In the last three years, female employees have accounted for more than 50% of the company. At the same time, valuing equal rights in the promotion, female holding mid to senior management position has increased yearly in the company. In 2022, the number of female supervisors reached 52.3% with a balanced ratio between male and female supervisors.
Family-Friendly and Healthy Workplace
In the 30 years since its establishment in 1993, PLANET has always held the value of altruism, mutual benefit, innovation and sustainability to bring a happy and healthy workplace, cultivate sustainable talent and encourage employees to develop their careers and recognize their own values.
For employees with children, PLANET provides subsidies and benefits, ranging from pregnancy and childbirth to education, ensuring the health of the employees and their families are taken care of. PLANET implements health measures to prevent occupational disease and enhance employee health. These continuous efforts have earned PLANET many awards and government recognitions including the Sports Enterprise Certification, Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems certification and the Taiwan Mittelstand for Workplace Friendliness. Moreover, the company has obtained the ‘Family-Friendly Workplace Award’, sponsored by CommonWealth Parenting Magazine.
The ‘CommonWealth Talent Sustainability Award’ emphasizes the value of corporate commitment and selects the best companies that perform better practice in talent development and care in four aspects consisting of talent investment, health and well-being, inclusion and diversity, and salary and benefits.