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A Triple Win on the Front Lines of Care: Celebrating the Fifth Year of the Johnson & Johnson Secondment Program
Annet Eijkelkamp, Employee Engagement Director, EMEA,
Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact
Creating new business models for strategic partnership development for Hand in Hand International
Alona Perunova, J&J Consumer Ukraine Strategic Fundraising Secondment with Hand in Hand International London, UKRead more
Supporting the secondees through executive coaching to give back more
Marat Guriev, Janssen Russia Data Analyst Secondment with SOS Children’s Villages InternationalRead more in our Secondment Brochure
Launched in 2014, the Secondment Program provides Johnson & Johnson employees with the unique opportunity to give back to society by sharing their business skills and knowledge with our NGO partner organizations in long-term assignments (up to six months). By working with our partners in a holistic approach we can evolve and integrate the program, and fully leverage the skills of our employees to address our partners’ greatest needs.
Underlying the uniqueness of the Secondment Program is our commitment to put the needs of our NGO partner organization first, and to match the right Johnson & Johnson employee with the right skill sets, experience, authenticity and expertise to maximize their contribution to the NGO and long-term outcome.
“Professional nursing & midwifery associations are an important cornerstone in ensuring health systems quality. Each secondee has come with expert skills which combined with their extensive commitment to mentoring provides a very effective win/win model of sustainable capacity development. The Secondment Program has effectively strengthened the effectiveness and sustainability of our health capacity development”.
Professor Sharon Brownie,
Dean School of Nursing & Midwifery East Africa, Aga Khan University
By the end of 2018, forty-seven of our talented Johnson & Johnson employees from across our business sectors in EMEA will have completed a long-term secondment with six NGO partners in the field, with nineteen succeeding roles. Sharing their intellect, skills and passion to make a long-term and sustainable impact to those working on the front lines of delivering care whilst growing personally and professionally and bringing fresh insights back into our business.
All J&J secondees are coached on their Secondment journey by a team of retired J&J senior executives who invest their time for free to help guide the J&J employees through their often challenging and complex assignments. The team brings a wealth of consolidated business expertise gained from former senior positions, where they were responsible for managing Johnson & Johnson business operations across EMEA and globally.
Every year, we continue to invest in the Secondment Program to further innovate and scale the impact we can deliver. In 2017, we launched the Reverse Secondment Program, enabling employees from our NGO and Network organizations to be seconded within our Company to further develop their expertise and bring new skill sets back into their organisation. Read about Rita Batista’s Reverse Secondment here
Dolapo Ojo, J&J Consumer South Africa
New Business Development Secondment with Dharma Life South Africa
Read more about Dolapo’s story in the Secondment Program brochure.
New 2018 Secondment Brochure: Demonstrating the long-term impact to those on the front lines of careDownload the brochure here
Creating bold initiatives through the Secondment Coaching Program
Ragnar Svensson has been a coach on the Johnson & Johnson Secondment Program since 2016.Read more
First Reverse Secondee completes her HR role at Janssen Portugal
Rita Batista is the first NGO employee to have completed a reverse secondment with Johnson & Johnson.Read more