At Whirlpool we believe that all our employees need high-quality tools and training to do their best work. We provide a wide variety of flexible learning opportunities around the globe to enable our employees to develop and grow in their careers, and to prepare them to pursue new opportunities and take on additional responsibility.
Our employees have access to Whirlpool University, our resource for professional development and building best-in-class knowledge and skills. It provides access to instructor-led and self-led courses and learning content aligned with Whirlpool’s strategic imperatives. It is designed to create robust and personalized learning plans for our employees.
Whirlpool’s performance management process, Every Day Performance Excellence, focuses on both the “what” and the “how” of performance. Employees create objectives in each of four performance categories: business performance, strategic/project impact, organization and talent, and my leadership and values. To drive results, formal reviews at midyear and year-end are supplemented with continuous coaching and feedback from people leaders and cross-functional partners. Our approximately 20,000 global white collar employees participate in Every Day Performance Excellence. Performance management processes for our blue collar workforce vary by geography, and they incorporate various manufacturing plant metrics for performance measurement.