Mondadori pays its staff based on merit criteria related to skills, professional conduct and, in the case of managers, the results obtained.
In addition to a fixed salary, the employee remuneration system includes collective variable incentives (results-based bonuses), which exclude executives and employees (executives, middle managers and office workers) covered by the MBO (Management by objectives) system, based on individual and company profitability and productivity goals. The aim is to incentivise staff to play a more direct role in achieving results.
Mondadori’s focus on its employees is also reflected through the provision of benefits, services and activities for employees, both at and outside work, some of which were introduced following proposals from the staff themselves.
Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours, in terms of entering and leaving times, are permitted. Mondadori also tries to meet employee needs by adopting flexible part-time contracts.
The shuttle service connects the Segrate offices with strategic locations in Milan in order to accommodate as many passengers as possible coming from various city districts and suburban areas around Milan, in connection with public transportation (ATM network, railways).
Thanks to agreements with ATM and Trenord, employees and collaborators may purchase annual tickets at reduced prices for use on the entire urban and suburban transport network of the SITAM (Sistema Integrato Tariffario dell’Area Milanese – Integrated Tariff System of the Milan Metropolitan Area) area and the regional railway network (Passante light railways and regional railway lines).
The company buses are reserved for employees, members of staff, suppliers and guests of the company. Every ticket has a symbolic cost of 0.03 euro for employees and members of staff, while occasional visitors travel free of charge.
Supplementary health insurance coverage
The supplementary health insurance coverage is a benefit offered as an option to employees (of Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. and Mondadori Pubblicità, with the exclusion of executive managers), who have completed their trial period, and against payment of a monthly contribution: the supplementary health and social fund (FISS) partially covers some expenses and also makes other contributions in particular situations. Coverage can also be extended to family members.
The Mondadori France supplementary health insurance plan includes the children of employees free of charge. Against the payment of a voluntary contribution it is also possible to include spouses (for full-time and part-time employees).
The personnel operating in the Milan area can make use of a health service provided in the company offices, including blood tests, medical check-ups, pap tests and eye tests. In partnership with Avis, Mondadori has organised two blood donor days every year since 2006 at an Avis station at the Segrate offices; the following table shows the data concerning the healthcare service (excluding those of the two Avis blood donor days).
Employees and contract workers at the Mondadori France head office also have a nursing and social welfare service. In 2016 a “wellbeing campaign” was launched with the activation of numerous workshops.
In the last few years, a tax assistance service has been made available to employees for the filling out of their annual tax returns.
Subsidised products and commercial agreements
As well as the company bookshop at the Segrate site, where it is possible to buy books and DVDs with discounts of between 30% and 50%, Mondadori employees can also take advantage of discounts in the Group bookshops, on the e-commerce site and on magazine subscriptions.
There are also various discount agreements in place for the purchase of products and services: the updated list is published on the company intranet.
Company social club
The Cral Mondadori social club is a not-for-profit association set up by the parent company in accordance with art. 18 of the Italian Constitution, art. 36 – 37 – 38 of the Civil Code and art. 11 of the Statute of Workers’ Rights.
All employees, former employees and their families can be members of Cral Mondadori. At 31 December 2016 the club had 460 members, as certified by FITeL (the Italian Leisure Time Federation).
As established by the articles of association (regularly registered at the Milan Inland Revenue Agency), the association is democratically managed through the Management Board.
As well as its traditional activities, in 2016 Cral Mondadori was also involved in a number of social initiatives, such as: the purchase of culinary products from companies in the areas affected by the earthquake; support for the CELIM Association, contributing to the distribution of humanitarian kits for a number of Syrian families resident in the refugee camps of Dbayeh in Lebanon; hosting social cooperative Opera in fiore, promoter of artisan workshops in prisons.