Our human resource policy
The SDC’s human resource policy is based on institutional targets and core activities. Effective implementation requires capable and motivated employees. The SDC trains its employees, encourages linguistic diversity, promotes equal opportunities for both men and women, offers flexible working schedules and good career development prospects.
| The SDC’s HR strategy
The SDC has developed its own human resources policy based on the Agency's guidelines and organizational strategy. "Vamos!" embodies the process of change designed to support implementation of the SDC’s Strategy.
|Equal opportunity at the SDC
SDC policy on equal opportunity aims to nurture, deploy and use the potential of women and men to maximum effect, so as to achieve equal opportunity and genuine gender equality in the workplace.
| Multilinguism in
Efforts to nurture multilinguism are designed to secure appropriate representation of Switzerland’s four linguistic communities at all levels of responsibility and in all departments. The full benefit of cultural diversity can be felt only when all language groups are involved in policy-shaping and decision-making processes.
As a modern employer, the SDC tries to create working conditions that make it easier for mothers and fathers to reconcile work with family obligations. We support and encourage flexible working and work-time models and have our own childcare facilities.
|Using knowledge, experience and competencies in a targeted manner
Steadily changing conditions worldwide require employees to be assigned to areas where their skills are most needed. Personal commitment and a willingness to learn are key factors ensuring that knowledge, experience and competencies may be used in a targeted manner.