At Ardena, we assist new employees in navigating the onboarding process.
We care about our colleagues because we know that we can only be successful if we work as a team. We treat each other with fairness and understanding. We’re empathic and are open to different ideas. We maintain high team morale through thick and thin and overcome challenges together. We adapt and persevere. We are passionate and never give up.
We care about customers
by navigating them through the complex drug development process. We're their expert guide and they can rely on us. We take responsibility for their projects and feel accountable for the outcome. We want to be a reliable partner who cares and delivers.
Moreover, we aim to contribute to the health of patients around the world by accelerating the development and approval of innovative medicines to address unmet medical needs. We care for patients by developing innovative, high-quality products and services that meet customer needs and comply with regulatory guidelines.
WE CARE about recruitment
Finding, hiring and retaining the right talent is our primary growth challenge. We want to hire people who are communicative, feel accountable, are reliable, and strive for excellence every day, not mediocrity. By asking questions about our values in job interviews, we can determine whether applicants fit our culture and values.
WE CARE when onboarding
We want new employees to understand our core values right from the start. During onboarding, we provide a comprehensive introduction to our mission, vision, and values. We assign an onboarding buddy to help new hires navigate their first few weeks and offer multiple training opportunities to develop their hard and soft skills.
WE CARE about your personal development
Once a year you create your personal development plan together with your manager to develop your career and skills.
Based on your personal development plan, we build a training plan using the Ardena academy to help you grow in Ardena (via e-learning, lunch and learn sessions, offline trainings, leadership trainings, hard and soft trainings and more).
WE CARE when making decisions
Our values simplify decision-making by providing a clear framework for what matters (or not) to our organization. At Ardena, we use our values to make informed choices and say “no” to things that don't align with our core beliefs. This ensures that our decisions are in line with our mission, vision, and values.
When new employees join Ardena we guide them through the onboarding stages.
During the pre-boarding stage, we make sure that our new hires are well-informed about what to expect on their first day and what documents are needed. When new employees arrive on their first day, we welcome them with an onboarding present and an onboarding book that gives them a deeper understanding of the day-to-day life at Ardena.
On the first day our you are welcomed with an onboarding present and will learn more about the day-to-day life at Ardena with our onboarding book. At this moment you will also be introduced to your onboarding buddy is an employee who is matched with a new hire to educate them about day-to-day processes, introduces them to the rest of the team, bridge social connections, and answer questions as they arise.
During your first weeks you will join multiple online and offline trainings to develop your hard en soft skills.
At Ardena, we host an online onboarding conference where new hires can learn about our company's mission, values, goals, structure, and business processes. Our Executive Leadership Team (ELT) leads this conference and provides an opportunity for employees to ask questions.
We believe that feedback is critical for personal and professional growth. Therefore, after 100 days, we schedule a feedback session with the new employee, his or her manager, and the onboarding buddy to discuss their experience, share insights and identify areas for improvement. Our goal is to provide our employees with the necessary support and tools they need to succeed at Ardena.
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