Our people are the source of our competitive advantage. Our success depends entirely on the strength of our talent pipeline, which we primarily build from within and manage with a disciplined approach. Developing leaders at P&G is simple. We apply the same rigor we use to develop innovative products and services, and apply it to how we develop people around the world at every level.
Our Purpose, Values and Principles are the foundation on which we develop leaders at P&G. Together we work to improve the lives of the world’s consumers with trust, integrity, ownership, leadership and passion for winning.
We pride ourselves in attracting and hiring the top talent in the industry. Using a proven selection process that measures character, leadership and aptitude—applicants are identified and hired based on how well they fit our company culture and aspirations.
We believe there’s no substitute for hands-on experience when it comes to leadership development. That’s why we create early, meaningful responsibilities for every employee matching business needs with personal strengths and interests. Typical assignments demand collaboration, disciplined project management, and the need to work with consumers, retail customers and other internal and external stakeholders.
Our business leaders are actively involved in the recruitment and mentoring process. Our CEO, vice chairs, presidents and functional officers recruit on college campuses and teach in our executive education programs. Executives also act as mentors and coaches, helping younger managers develop the skills to lead large businesses and organizations.
We create opportunities for careers at P&G, not just jobs. One way we accomplish this is by managing P&G talent globally, starting at mid-levels of management to build mastery, diversity and capabilities required to win across businesses and geographies. We start early to groom employees with varied and enriching assignments to prepare them for future roles.
In addition to on-the-job experience, we provide a wealth of technical, functional and leadership skills training. Some programs are offered at career milestones, such as when an employee first takes on responsibility for managing others. Other programs take managers out of the classroom and into retail stores or even into consumers’ homes.