Employee development is a key part of our talent management strategy for all employees around the world. This begins with our robust onboarding curriculum for US-based new hires which includes a multi-day introduction to the organization’s mission and vision and each of Elanco's core business areas, laying the foundation for a successful integration into the organization. The introduction program combines a focus on functional understanding with personal enrichment. The Bayer Animal Health acquisition significantly expanded our global employee footprint and in 2021 we have dedicated resources to develop a global new employee onboarding strategy.
Managers and employees review and discuss employees’ potential and opportunities to develop their talents and broaden their skill set on a quarterly basis. We support a variety of development options for employees such as specific on the job areas of focus, assignment to special projects, or through external learning and training opportunities. We offer a curriculum of foundational instructor-led courses to help employees better understand our common leadership language and develop skills to expand their leadership toolkit.