About Leroy Merlin

Leroy Merlin is the leader of the DIY retail sector in Spain. It offers the broadest portfolio of products, solutions and services for four business areas: gardening, decoration, DIY and construction. Leroy Merlin distinctive culture and business model places the client at the heart of the business, and so it dedicates intensive efforts and resources to guarantee customer satisfaction, through the quality its human capital, through the construction of the broadest portfolio of the market with the best combination of quality and price and through a participative and decentralized business model that gives the stores and their teams, broad room for local initiative.

Facts & Figures

Industry Retail
Number of employees 8500
Number of active countries 12

The Research

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The employee offerings of Leroy Merlin

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

Communication Channels

  • Formal sessions (e.g. one-to-one meetings between employee and manager)
  • Works councils
  • Forums/blogs on Intranet
  • Social media
  • Employee surveys

Learning and development programs

  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Internship programmes
  • Competency-based training programmes
  • Coaching 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
  • e-Learning (module)
  • Coaching
  • Communities of Practice
  • Collaborative Learning Experiences (e.g. Action learning group/Team-based learning)

Compensation and benefits

  • Salaries
  • Variable compensation
  • Profit sharing
  • Long-term incentives
  • Employee discounts on company services/products
  • Shift premiums
  • Meal subsidies/canteen services
  • Subsidy Medical Insurance
  • Overpay

Networking Activities

  • Sports events (e.g. sports day)
  • 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)
  • Safety policies and instructions
  • Follow-up session one year after joining

Career and succession management

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

Secondary benefits

  • Laptop
  • Mobile Telephone
  • Telephone allowance
  • Car/travel allowance
  • Company car
  • On-site parking
  • Group transport

Well-being programs

  • Safety programme
  • Stress management
  • Time management
  • Ergonomic support
  • Health & Safety officer/manager
  • Maintaining salary level above legal requirements
  • Maintaining employee contractual rights above legal requirements
  • On-site sports facilities
  • Health screening programme
  • Wellness programmes
  • Nutritional information programmes

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Flexi-time working
  • Part-time working
  • Time off in lieu (TOIL)/Time-for-time
  • Telecommuting/working from home
  • Reduction in company travel
  • Take your family/child to work day
  • Onsite nursing/feeding/mothers’ room