Together with partner Sandenburg Concept Creation DST provided Unilever with an onboarding and reboarding program for HIVE, their brand new R&D Foods Centre in Wageningen.
As a part of the R&D Foods Transformation strategic goals, DST provided custom employee programs. In these programs topics like company culture, new work methods, the high ambition level and the innovation pace among employees and future colleagues of Unilever R&D Foods are brought to life.
Inspiring and dynamic
With the relocation of several European branches to Wageningen, HIVE has become an inspiring and dynamic food innovation hub. HIVE is a catalyst for change, and offers the Wageningen Campus ecosystem new insights, innovations and chances to provide honest, healthy and sustainable food products, worldwide. To achieve this, employees who moved to Wageningen needed to be shown around first, before tackling the huge challenges the food industry faces.
In a multiple-day program employees of the three former R&D Foods sites discovered they were now part of the varied, multi-ethnic group of people at Wageningen. A group that is tied together in their passion for inspiring and innovative products. These require interaction and connecting to make them happen.
Reactions to the HIVE reboarding program were enthusiastic. In two months following the move, all 550 employees followed the reboarding program. After that, it was modified to provide an onboarding program for new colleagues, partners, trainees and interns.