3 December, 1PM CET

Your people are greater than numbers

How Novartis is transforming their performance management


Join us on 3 December at 1PM CET for the sixth For a Better World of Work webinar to learn how certified Top Employer, Novartis is replacing their performance rating method with a new approach built on four elements to inspire and engage their people.

The webinar will be hosted live with an in-depth audience Q&A session. David Plink, CEO of Top Employers Institute will share performance management strategy insights and best practices from Top Employers across the globe. He will be joined by Sonja Catrin Fabian, Global Head of Talent Management and Leadership at Novartis. Sonja will share how employee feedback generated far-reaching actions for their performance management approach. 

What can you expect? 

Sign up to learn:  

  • How Novartis used a crowd-sourced approach to improve their performance management and the four key elements driving the new approach.
  • The top three priorities for Top Employers as they focus more flexible, ongoing and informal approaches to drive development and performance.
  • Why transforming performance management is a key lever in communicating the values and behaviours that underpin organisational culture.



Sonja-Catrin Fabian, Global Head Talent Management & Leadership, Novartis 

As Global Head Talent Management & Leadership at Novartis, Sonja has a passion for bringing the human back into human resources, and creating positive experiences with organisational processes for associates. At the same time, she has a strong focus to deliver value to the business with each initiative. Over the course of her career, she has shaped a track record in healthcare, consulting, and manufacturing at Novartis, McKesson, Capgemini, and Bombardier. Having worked for global organisations across Europe and in the US, Sonja has extensive experience in organisational change leadership, performance management, talent management, and leadership development.

David Plink, CEO, Top Employers Institute 

David brings more than two decades of experience in general, commercial and change management in global, results-driven companies in the HR space. As CEO, David is responsible for general management within the Top Employers Institute. Under his leadership the company has spread its wings to 119 countries/regions, enriching the working lives of more than 6.9 million people.