Investing in our employees
By investing in and providing learning and development for our employees, we support and challenge them to grow professionally and personally throughout their careers with us. We adapt our approach to meet operational needs, enhancing the capabilities we need today and building talent from within the business to meet future skill requirements.
Our approach applies to all levels of the organisation. We actively seek ways to make learning a part of our culture and ensure it is accessible to all our employees. This ranges from formal learning to experiential on-the-job learning. Leaders have a role to play: demonstrating that they are committed to their own learning and being role models for life-long learning to inspire their team members and colleagues.
Having strong leadership across Rio Tinto is essential to our success. Our leaders provide the crucial link between how we operate, our values, and what every employee does every day. So we’ve introduced a multi-faceted leadership development programme called Leading for Success to create a common understanding of the responsibilities and expectations of Rio Tinto leaders.
"Each day, every one of us is relied on to provide a sense of direction, inspire others to truly stretch themselves, engage those around us so that we work together to achieve more and demonstrate our values and behaviours," says chief executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques.
Leading for Success is a six to nine month learning journey and extends to every leader across the organisation. It builds organisational alignment, develops an engaging leader mindset and strengthens overall leadership qualities.