After attending a lecture by Márcio Fernandes, president of Elektro Electricity and Services, during the XVI National Seminar Development of Swine organized in July by the ABCS, Choice Genetics has decided to put into practice some of the principles presented.
In his presentation “Happiness Makes a Profit,” Márcio Fernandes showed how a work environment based on respect, motivation and happiness of employees can generate profit for the company (in the Guide “YOU S/A Best Brazilian Companies to Work For 2014 “Elektro received most of the research into the history of the note published since 1997).
Elektro is open one day a year to employees’ children who accompany their parents on this day in their workplaces. Children discover the world of work; understand a little more of the daily lives of their parents and end up respecting them more. This experience can also equal a vocation for the parent.
Based on this concept, Choice Genetics opened on the doors of a farm in Brazil to the children of its employees. The event that was baptized with the name of “Different Day” and brought together 17 children ages 2-16 years. After taking a shower and changing clothes, the children started their tour. The employee in charge of each sector presented information about running a pig farm, from gestation to termination. The culmination of the day was without question the visit at the maternity ward, with some piglets being only a few days old. At the end of the tour, a snack was offered to children and staff.
Choice Genetics had great feedback from this initiative, and has been encouraged to organize a similar event every year.