We believe that by helping our employees grow as professionals, we grow as a company. We support career development and growth through a number of programs, including Grow with Tiffany, the Tiffany Academy for Excellence and Diversity in Retail Leadership and our performance management process.
We launched our Grow with Tiffany career-development program in 2017 to make a variety of resources available to employees at all levels, including career-mapping exercises and discussion guides. We launched the Tiffany Academy in 2015 to give high-potential professionals the chance to experience different business roles and build rewarding careers. Combined with the training programs we’ve developed for workers in our global manufacturing facilities, these career development programs aim to help our employees achieve their career aspirations and our business objectives.
We created our performance management process to provide a structured approach to employee evaluation and to identify opportunities for our employees to excel in their careers. This process utilises tools that aim to help employees and managers identify strengths and areas for growth, while attempting to mitigate unconscious bias that can affect performance assessments.