About IKEA Ibérica

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IKEA is an international Swedish company, leader in the furniture and home accesories retail business. 328 IKEA stores in 28 countries were open and operating by the end of business year 2015. There are approximately 155.000 coworkers in the IKEA world. Most of them work in IKEA stores. In Spain there are 16 stores: Alcorcón, San Sebastián de los Reyes, Ensanche de Vallecas, Badalona, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Sabadell, Castilleja de la Cuesta (Sevilla), Málaga, Jerez, Barakaldo, Pola de Siero (Asturias), Murcia, Zaragoza, A Coruña, Arroyo de la Encomienda (Valladolid) and Alfafar (Valencia).

Facts & Figures

Industry Retail
Number of employees 6966
Number of active countries 43

The Research

Certification is only awarded to the best employers around the world: companies that demonstrate the highest standards of employee offerings. The Top Employers Institute’s research assesses all critical areas of the Human Resources environment, certifying organisations that can demonstrate they are continuously optimising employee conditions and leading the way in the development of their people.

The employee offerings of IKEA Ibérica

This is a selection of the Employee Offerings that this company offers to (some of) its employees.

Learning and development programs

  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Internship programmes
  • Job rotation programmes
  • Competency-based training programmes
  • Coaching programmes
  • Mentor programmes
  • Peer support programmes
  • Soft skill training programmes (e.g. feedback, time management, communication)
  • On-the-job training
  • Conferences/congresses/seminars (internal/external)
  • Workshops (internal/external)
  • Online training programmes (always available)
  • 180- and/or 360-degree feedback
  • (Peer) coaching
  • Mentor groups
  • e-Learning (module)
  • Coaching
  • Communities of Practice
  • Collaborative Learning Experiences (e.g. Action learning group/Team-based learning)

Compensation and benefits

  • Salaries
  • Variable compensation
  • Pension
  • Profit sharing
  • Training investment
  • Secondary benefits
  • Employee discounts on company services/products
  • Shift premiums
  • Meal subsidies/canteen services
  • Subsidy Medical Insurance

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Part-time working
  • Sabbatical/career break
  • Telecommuting/working from home
  • Bringing a child to work (in emergency)

Career and succession management

  • Job rotation
  • Training programme
  • Mentoring
  • Coaching
  • Special assignment
  • International mobility (expatriation or short-term assignment)

Communication Channels

  • Works councils
  • Special access to CEO/Leadership
  • Suggestions box/email
  • Forums/blogs on Intranet
  • Instant messaging
  • Social media
  • Employee surveys

Networking Activities

  • Flexible workspace at the office
  • Online chat/instant messaging
  • Personal online profile/social media
  • Seasonal social events
  • Special informal sessions with Executive Management

Onboarding Activities

  • Pre-Employment package (after contract is signed)
  • Step-by-step On-boarding programme (hard copy or online)
  • Employee handbook that specifies HR policy and regulations (hard copy or online)
  • Use of internal/external social media (networks) to chat with current employees
  • Meeting with HR to explain procedures
  • Check-in meetings at specific intervals
  • Meeting with manager regarding job role, tasks,expectations
  • A role-specific introductory training programme
  • A buddy is assigned to the new employee
  • A mentor is assigned to the new employee
  • Post-hire assessment
  • Announcement/introduction by management
  • A tour around the organisation
  • Meeting with CEO/Executive Management
  • Internal social media (network) experience sharing
  • Induction course (covering the organisation’s mission,vision, values)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safety policies and instructions
  • Follow-up session one year after joining

Secondary benefits

  • On-site parking

Well-being programs

  • Ergonomic support
  • Health & Safety officer/manager
  • In-house doctor
  • Maintaining salary level above legal requirements
  • Health screening programme
  • On-site flu vaccinations