2. Our employees
2.1 Realizing potential
As outlined in the Corporate Values and Ethical Guidelines, the NextGenTel Corporate Values are based upon a number of important principles and capture qualities that each employee is encouraged to embody as an essential part of our success:
- Innovative: – In NextGenTel we strive to build a culture that inspires innovation and continuous improvement through all fields of our business
- Respectful: – In NextGenTel we respect our customers, shareholders, colleagues and partners by being accountable and committed to deliver results and quality. We emphasize being honest, showing empathy and always being service minded
- Simplistic: – In NextGenTel we strive for simplicity in our communication, operations, product portfolio and development process
- Courageous: – In NextGenTel we dare to think different, dare to do the impossible, dare to challenge the existing, dare to prioritize
- Fun: – In NextGenTel we celebrate the success, achievements and challenges!
2.2. Fair working conditions
All employees are entitled to fundamental human rights which shall be known, understood and respected and be applied equally. No one shall be subject to corporal punishment, physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse. Forced labor, exploited or bonded labor is strictly forbidden. Employees shall not be required to lodge deposits or original identity papers as a condition for employment.
Employees shall not be forced to work more than the limits on regular and overtime hours allowed by the law of the country in which they are employed. Overtime shall be compensated at the legally required rate. All employees shall have contracts specifying the terms of employment. Children under the minimum working age established by local law or fifteen (15) years, whichever is greater, shall not be used as labor force. Employees under eighteen (18) years shall not be engaged in hazardous or heavy work, or on night’s shifts.
NextGenTel does not accept discrimination, whether active or by means of passive support, whether based on ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, union membership, political affiliation or age. NextGenTel regards diversity as a lever for profitability. The ambition is to focus on behaving in a way that attracts diversity.
The rights of employees to freely associate and to bargain collectively, in accordance with the laws of the countries in which they are employed, shall be recognized and respected.
2.3 Compensation and benefits
Employees shall be paid at least the minimum total wage required by applicable national law, including all mandated wages, allowances and benefits. All employees shall have the right to equal pay for equal work, as well as periodic holiday with pay.
2.4 Health and safety
We aim to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for all our employees, outside contractors and visitors. The company aims to comply with all relevant local legislation or regulations, and best practice guidelines recommended by national health and safety authorities. We also liaise with staff regarding our policies and practices so that we can continue to maintain a healthy, safe and enjoyable environment.
2.5 Communications and employee satisfaction
NextGenTel recognizes that, as a rapidly changing, knowledge-based business, communication is a critical ingredient for success. We place emphasis on both formal and informal communication. The manager has a key role to play in communication. Managers are accessible, encourage collaboration and the development of ideas that contribute to business performance and continuous improvement. We perform an annual employee survey, the Human Capital Index, to monitor the development of employee satisfaction.
In addition to face-to-face meetings, and as a provider of such services, we encourage the use of video conference calls to allow business management to talk frequently to employees, without the need to bring them together in one place.
NextGenTel’s «Corporate values and ethical guidelines» document forms the basis for the company’s corporate social responsibility. The company has not implemented separate environmental policy guidelines.