Icelandair has fostered and developed a capable and knowledgeable group of employees that possess valuable airline and aviation expertise. It seeks to attract talented and qualified employees to ensure that it can meet and exceed its current and future operational challenges while ensuring and facilitating a good and progressive working culture in which the employees can both thrive and perform at their best.
Therefore, it is imperative that our employees have and display a growth mindset where they are both willing and able to learn and develop so both may gain. To that end, Icelandair's People & Culture team has taken measures to supply its diverse employee groups with access to market leading learning and development material. By the same token, Icelandair upholds high safety and security standards and has in place detailed action plans designed to achieve these goals with mandatory training carried out for all employees working roles that are designated as part of aviation safety and work environment that is considered risk to occupational health and safety. All new employees go through a company orientation training which includes health and safety training when they commence their employment with the company.
However, training procedures within the company have changed a lot during the pandemic. With less opportunities to group employees together in training halls or classrooms, we have had to rely even more on online meeting tools and the online learning management system, Eloomi, to provide training.
Even though this has been challenging, it has also provided valuable experience and opened up different possibilities in training. In addition, it is possible to bring employees and leaders, who are located in different parts of the world, closer together by using online training sessions that everyone can attend, wherever they are located.