The Human Talents area periodically undertakes a development needs survey of each Group company. Training requirement as mostly channeled to UniAlgar – the Algar group’s Corporate University that supports the competitiveness of our companies through education.
We have innovative methods, an educational content curatorship, interactive knowledge platforms, distance learning, case studies and other tools that support if the prosperity of our business and our clients. We balance training by allocating 70% to practice, 20% to mentoring and 10% to content, prioritizing experiences to consolidate results. In 2017, there were over 47,000 hours of training for the Group companies, in addition to 250 distance learning courses, with around 31,000 participations.
Another new departure is that UniAlgar ceased to have its own building, which enabled us to reallocate R$ 3.6 million in fixed costs with the former premises, to investment in new training courses. The building was no longer necessary, bearing in mind the profile of the training procedures and the possibility of holding them elsewhere.