Blue Star understands that skilled manpower and other staff members are an indispensable part of the manufacturing set-up and the management should work shoulder to shoulder with them. And so, the company lays stress on continuously upgrading the skills of operators, so that they keep increasing their productivity in the face of changing manufacturing practices.
Operators are put through training programs, on passing which they are given certificates. In the long term, these certificates also become a yardstick for measuring employee performance.
Management grade staff too is put through training programs on various aspects of manufacturing and business. Also, performance awards are announced every year. Apart from enhancing the skills of the staff, such initiatives create a positive, firm and lasting emotional bond between staff and company. This in turn contributes to greater productivity. Learning through cross functional activities is encouraged.
In addition to that, staff members and operators are encouraged to exercise yoga, play sports and participate in community development initiatives. This helps in the overall development of the individual and improves performance. Kaizen and 5S are an integral part of all factory operations.