SAN JUAN, PR—Monsanto Caribe, LLC was among the nineteen companies that were recognized during the 12th edition of the Mejores Patronos de Puerto Rico awards ceremony presentation held last August. Monsanto Caribe obtained third place in the medium-sized companies’ category.
The Mejores Patronos en Puerto Rico study – coordinated by Aon, PLC, a global leader in consulting and outsourcing services, and El Nuevo Día – aims to recognize companies that strive to identify, develop and promote human resources programs that their employees value the most, while maintaining high levels of engagement and better business results. Companies that obtain recognition as Best Employers are better positioned to compete for talent. They attract, select and retain the best candidates via a solid reputation and through a good value proposition for the employee. These companies are focused on being facilitators of cultures and environments conducive to achieving full engagement from employees.
The selection of Best Employers is divided into three categories according to company size: large, with 400 employees or more; medium, consisting of 151-399 employees; and small, whose workforce is less than 150 employees. Monsanto Caribe, LLC obtained third place in the medium-sized companies’ category.
Lourdes Torres Colón, Human Resources generalist at Monsanto Puerto Rico, said that management’s commitment to human resource processes has been key to obtaining such a prestigious recognition for four consecutive years. Torres highlighted that supervisors from the frontline to upper managerial levels have been equipped with the necessary tools to manage performance while creating an atmosphere conducive to better communication. Using the 70-20-10 principle they have been trained focusing on Monsanto leadership competencies.According to Monsanto’s development philosophy, 70% of development opportunities evolve from experiences, challenges, interactions on-the-job, taking on additional tasks and problem solving, 20% from continuous feedback and from managers, peers and mentors, and 10% from formal training, structured inputs, reading and education.
Torres also said that the company focuses on maintaining Operational Excellence, which has contributed to maintaining a workforce with a high degree of loyalty to the company, resulting in a very low turnover.
Third party organizations continue to recognize Monsanto as an employer of choice. For more information on these recognitions and others, see Monsanto’s list of workplace recognitions.
 Source: Monsanto India Limited Annual Report 2011-2012. (2015, November 13). Retrieved from http://www.monsanto.com/global/in/whoweare/documents/annual%20report%202011%20-%202012.pdf.