At InNature, we value our people and strive to provide a fair and equitable place where all individuals are treated equally. We make a conscious effort to help our employees grow as people.
#Diversity & Inclusion
We celebrate the diversity of people and reject the stereotype of beauty or gender. We believe that through diversity and inclusion, we are able to combine the strength of people and create a greater impact to our business and society. Our cause for women empowerment is reflected in our workforce, where 80% of our employees are women.
#Ethics & Compliance
We believe that all people have the right to a livelihood and will not tolerate the use of child or forced labour, nor exploitation of children in all our operations. We comply strictly with the local employment regulations and statutory contributions of the respective countries in which we operate.
We practice a fair and equitable remuneration policy and remunerate our employees according to their performance, expertise and experience without discriminating on gender, religion, race, nationality or age. In addition, our employees’ basic salary is paid above the minimum wage of the respective countries in which we operate
Our working hours, both regular and overtime, comply with all applicable local laws. All our employees are paid for overtime work carried out in excess of the normal hours of work as per the applicable employment regulations.
#Well Being and Development
We care for the well-being of our employees and strive to ensure a strong sense of job satisfaction amongst our employees as well provide opportunities for employees to achieve their full potential. We practice open and honest two-way communication between supervisors and employees and value regular conversations about the strengths and weaknesses of each employee. These not only encourage better performances but also inform the employees that their contributions are recognised and appreciated. We also conduct yearly appraisals to help our employees grow and develop in their career as well as to chart their prospects with us. It also allows us to understand the needs and expectations of our employees better to further improve the working conditions.
As we place significant importance on the development of our employees, we invest in continuous training and development programmes. All new employees of our retail stores are required to complete a comprehensive training programme followed by on-the-job training to ensure that they are able to provide the best most effective service to our customers. Our employees are also encouraged to attend external training, and seminars to improve their skill set, where applicable and relevant. In 2022, we provided various types of training programmes for our employees, which included training on product knowledge, sales and customer service, leadership development, anti-bribery and corruption, computer skills and etc.
Besides their career, we help our employees grow as people and provide them with self-fulfilling opportunities to contribute to society. Guided by our principle of “Business as a Force for Good”, we are constantly working on various campaigns that champion change or positive impact to our environment and community and in particular, female empowerment. Our employees are able to contribute to and participate in our campaigns and that has become a trait of our Group that helps to attract and retain talent. All our employees are paid to perform 20 hours of volunteering work, whether it is through activities organised by our Group or on their own.
In 2022, we have also enhanced our employee engagement mechanism with the establishment of Occupational Safety and Health Committee, Sports and Recreational Club as well as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. The committee members consist of employee representatives from various divisions of the business. In addition to these committees, InNature also conducts an annual employee satisfaction survey to ensure that employees have a direct channel to give their feedback to management.
#Health and Safety
We value the health of our employees and place great emphasis on safety in our HQ and stores. This means taking practical steps to ensure that the products, services and operations do not harm or pose an unacceptable risk to the health and safety of any person affected by our activities, including our employees.
Some of the steps we take include providing our employees with training on fire, health and safety. Our safety programme and training focus on the following priorities:
- Competence – people knowing how to work safely
- Communication – talking about health and safety
- Culture – health and safety is everyone’s responsibility
- Controls- having effective procedures that manage risks and accident reporting
#Connecting with Talents
The majority of our employees are local and we welcome people from all walks of life, disregarding age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, race or nationality. All talents including fresh graduates and undergraduates are welcome to join our dynamic team too.