Texas Instruments

2012 Corporate Citizenship Report

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2012 performance

Results | Looking ahead

In 2012, we made significant progress in growing our development infrastructure. We also designed, piloted and deployed programs that engage early career talent, and continued helping all employees learn, perform and grow.

With hundreds of new college graduates joining the company each year, we invested in the development and launch of a structured first-year development program called Make an Impact. We also expanded our global rotation programs and identified those rotation managers who offer the highest-quality experiences.

To align with our companywide execution priority, we increased the development opportunities offered to help build skills and knowledge for our sales and business-unit leaders.


The following are some of our accomplishments related to global learning and development.
  • Employees received on average more than 33 hours of training.
  • We successfully welcomed and provided introductory orientations to 3,496 new employees.
  • Our educational assistance program helped 454 employees further their education by reimbursing a total of $2.5 million in tuition.
  • Our global rotation programs had 364 new college graduates, a 79 percent increase from 2011.
  • Nearly 240 first-time managers completed the Choose to Lead program.
  • Our Technical Ladder elected 307 employees, with five elected to the most senior rungs as TI Senior Fellow and TI Principal Fellow.
  • Across all business units, more than 800 employees participated in formal mentoring programs.
  • Since the inception of the Women in P&L Roles initiative in 2009, the number of women leading P&Ls has almost doubled.
  • More than 3,000 employees attended technical conferences and sessions.
  • Nearly 17,000 employees visited Learn@TI, where they accessed software books 18,000 times, hardware books 34,000 times, and book summaries 70,000 times. The top areas of interest were career and self-development.

Looking ahead

In 2013, we will continue focusing worldwide talent development on initiatives that help drive company growth and sustainability. These include:
  • Launching myDevelopment, a rebranding of our employee learning and development initiatives to increase awareness of the variety of opportunities available worldwide.
  • Continuing to strengthen global rotation programs for new college graduates by further refining process, quality and execution consistency worldwide.
  • Completing the rollout of our Make an Impact program globally.
  • Implementing a new standardized quality assessment process to evaluate classroom training curricula.
  • Launching a series of engineering development initiatives that introduce new methods and tools to ensure the highest-quality outcomes at the earliest design stages.
  • Continuing to ensure that customized learning opportunities and development plans are available for each future leader of our company.