We seek out people who embody our values and exhibit attributes including integrity and accountability, passion for improvement, adaptiveness to change, energetic perseverance and open communication.
People: Where strategy and values unite
Hiring the best people is both a core value and a strategic objective to enable Devon to realize our vision to be North America’s premier independent oil and natural gas company. Devon is building an inclusive and diverse workforce to accelerate our performance. We value the unique identities, backgrounds, perspectives, experiences and abilities of our employees, and we are committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment.
Out of concern for our employees’ health and happiness, Devon offers wellness programs, amenities and inclusive benefits that clear the path for them to concentrate on our shared mission.
Devon has employee-friendly practices for flexible hours, maternity and parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child, part-time work and telecommuting. We seek to boost workplace flexibility, innovation and creativity and to help employees give their best effort while enjoying a healthy work-life balance. We continue to monitor our workplace practices to ensure they meet our business needs and support our employees.
Encouraging everyone to learn and grow
We provide career development opportunities for all employees, which enables us to build technical expertise and fill up to 90 percent of leadership positions from within our organization. Employee learning at Devon encompasses new employee curriculum; targeted and technical development for all employees; and specific orientation, toolkits, information and corporate development for leaders. We offer individual development and learning in many forms, from formal classroom instruction, assessments and coaching, to interactive seminars and custom training.
We make a point to know our employees’ career aspirations, accomplishments, education, training and job preferences.
This helps us identify technical experts and future leaders and support them in reaching their development goals, making Devon a great place for a fulfilling career. Additionally, annual succession planning ensures our overall depth of talent and organizational leadership readiness.
We encourage our employees to create individual development plans with career goals in mind. Plans typically include two or three key development areas such as training, practice with coaching and feedback, special on-the-job assignments and new job assignments.
Our corporate goal is to strengthen individual, team and organizational capabilities to achieve sustained top-tier performance. We made progress in 2017, enhancing our leadership development programs, launching career paths for technical professionals, updating critical skills per discipline and significantly increasing utilization of our online learning modules.
Devon will continue to give our employees training and development to drive the technical and operational performance we need to realize our corporate vision.