Our people

Investing in our people and communities helps us to ensure the long-term sustainability of our business. Our employment practices are designed to help us create the right workplace culture in which all employees feel valued, respected, empowered and inspired.

Working at GSK

We aim to create an inclusive, engaging working environment that encourages employees to contribute and help us achieve our strategic business objectives. Key to this is our investment in development, our approach to flexible working and our innovative safety, health and well-being programmes.

GSK employs more than 8000 employees of 40 different nationalities in Belgium, which constitutes about 25% of the total pharmaceutical industry.

Engaging and developing our employees

We aim for every GSK employee to feel engaged with their work and colleagues, and to understand the impact they have on delivery of our business objectives and performance. We know that one of the key motivators for our employees is that their contribution makes a positive impact on people’s lives – giving a real sense of purpose.

We offer all our employees a range of learning opportunities and tailored development programmes. For our employees to achieve sustainable high performance we encourage on the job learning through challenging project work, supported with more formal training programmes, mentoring and coaching, as well as employee volunteer opportunities through our PULSE programme.

Thinking flexibly about the way we work enables us to attract, retain and motivate critical talent groups. This includes formal arrangements such as flexible hours, part time working and job shares, as well as informal arrangements such as working from different locations.

Improving health, safety and resilience

We provide a healthy and safe environment for our employees. Our health and safety programmes enable employees to have healthier, safer lives at work and home. We provide preventative healthcare services, counselling support, coaching, resilience workshops and safety solutions that have a positive impact on people’s well-being, safety and productivity.

We want GSK to be an employer of choice. To achieve this we invest significantly in developing employees at every level from people in their early careers to those in senior management positions. Visit our careers site to find out more.

Randstad Award

GSK was named the most attractive private employer in Belgium for the third time in 2014. GSK achieved the highest score ever in the Randstad Award with a percentage of 58%. The study surveyed companies’ employer brand, which is based on the image of the company as employer. With this, GSK continues its strong performances from the past years. In particular, GSK also won the Randstad Award in 2004 and 2008 and has been in the top three seven times since the first presentation in 2000.

Employee volunteering

During volunteer programmes, GSK employees devote their time and expertise to create positive change in communities. An example of a volunteering programme is the Orange Day. This programme gives employees one paid day off each year to volunteer for their chosen local community project.