Pioneering diagnostics

Our employees' success

Mérieux Université was launched in 2014 to support the professional development of the employees of the companies that are part of Institut Mérieux. It also ensures the transmission of a strong entrepreneurial culture and helps build bridges within the Group.

The head office of Mérieux Université is located west of Lyon near the bioMérieux headquarters. Mérieux Université also provides training in the 3 regions of the Company: Americas, Europe - Middle East - Africa, Asia Pacific. 

It aims to support employees in a rapidly-evolving professional environment, encourage innovation, foster talent development and bolster employee engagement. In a sector marked by ongoing change, a dynamic training policy represents a strategic investment and a priority for bioMérieux.

Employee skills training

One of the chief roles of Mérieux University is to develop training programs and implement them to ensure that the skills of employees of the companies within Institut Mérieux keep pace with the changing needs of customers. Training is covering numerous sectors and functions.

Management and leadership

  • New Leader Induction program: This training program for newly recruited managers fosters the development of a shared management culture while facilitating a successful transition. Since it was started in 2015, it has been an added feature in the Company’s attractiveness.
  • Fit for the Future program: This week of intensive training is a genuine talent booster, bringing together employees to work on topics that are of key interest to bioMérieux. They also attend presentations by renowned speakers from outside the Company. After six months, participants present a project for validation by the Management Committee and implementation of actions plans across the Company.
  • GMs & Cluster Heads program: The GMs & Cluster Heads seminar was organized for subsidiary and cluster directors for the first time in May 2016. This training seminar is designed to communicate the Company’s strategy, address the challenges of this function, build a community of practices and gather participants’ insights and feedback about selected crossfunctional initiatives.

Orgazinational effectiveness

Mérieux Université also works with bioMérieux teams during team-building exercises designed to enhance the organization’s collective performance while helping to transform and improve the ways teams work together.

 

 Key figures

  • A total of 188,625 hours of training were provided in 2017
  • 30% took place through e-learning, representing 5% of all training hours