May 03, 2013
Alcoa is among The Best Companies to Start a Career With, 2013
The organizational climate survey is the only one in the world aimed exclusively at the young
Alcoa, for the second consecutive year, was one of the companies included in Você S/A’s Guide – The Best Companies to Start a Career With, 2013, from Você S/A magazine. The Guide is a pioneering project by Editora Abril [publishing house] in partnership with Cia. de Talentos and the Fundação Instituto de Administração (FIA) [Institute of Administration Foundation].
“This award is very special for Alcoa, because it reflects the company’s initiatives on behalf of the future of our young talent. Alcoa seeks to motivate these professionals so they build a successful career in the company”, emphasizes Vânia Akabane, Human Resources director for Alcoa Latin America & the Caribbean. The award ceremony took place on Thursday evening, May, 2, and paid tribute to the 35 companies considered to be the best companies in which to start a career.
This is the only organizational survey in the world directed exclusively at young people and that evaluates the work environment and people management practices and policies for these particular professionals.
The companies that were classified replied to a questionnaire and some of their employees were randomly selected by the publication to reply to a survey and take part in focus groups. After analyzing the content, the publication attributed a final mark to the companies, entitled the Young People’s Happiness Index, which comprises three indicators: the employee’s perception of the company; the quality and consistency of the company’s personnel management practices and the publication team’s mark.
Alcoa Alumínio S.A. is a subsidiary of Alcoa Inc. which is the world’s leading producer of primary aluminum and fabricated aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina. The company employs approximately 61,000 people in 31 countries and for the eleventh consecutive year the company is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Alcoa is present in Latin America and the Caribbean where it has operations in Brazil, Jamaica and Suriname and about 7,000 employees. This year, the company completes 125 years of operations in the world.
In Brazil the company operates in the whole of the aluminum production chain, from bauxite mining to the production of transformed products. Alcoa has six production units and three offices in the states of Maranhão, Minas Gerais, Pará, Pernambuco, Santa Catarina, São Paulo and the Federal District. The company also has shareholdings in four hydroelectric power stations: Machadinho and Barra Grande on the border of the states of Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul; Serra do Facão in Goiás; and Estreito, between Maranhão and Tocantins. In 2012, Alcoa recorded revenues of R$ 2,6 billion in Brazil. In the same year it was considered a benchmark in sustainability, being one of the year’s 21 model companies in the Guia EXAME de Sustentabilidade [EXAME Magazine’s Sustainability Guide], besides being recognized as one of the Best Companies to Work for the eleventh consecutive year and Best Company for Women to Work in Brazil, by the Great Place to Work Institute. Further information can be found at www.alcoa.com.br.