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Photo by Luís Pinto, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Respect. (from the lat. respectu) n. 1. respect; 2. consideration; high regard; 3. deference; compliance; veneration; 4. honour; worship; 5. relation; refererence...

We believe that everyone should be respected for their work, for their attitudes, opinions and options.

Photo by Mila Teshaieva, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Rigor. (from the lat. rigore) n. 1. harshness; strength; 2.fig., severity; punctuality; accuracy.

There is no "more or less levelled", "more or less upright”, "more or less clean" or "more or less safe", but rather “levelled”, "upright”, "clean” and “safe". The rigour is reflected in our procedures, in time and in the rules to follow. In the light of moral and principles, being severe means being rigorous.

Photo by , finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2012.

Passion. (from the lat. passione) n. 1. intense and usually violent feeling (affection, joy, hate, etc.) which hinders the exercise of impartial logic; 2. derived from a feeling; 3. great predilection; 4. partiality; 5. great grief; immense suffering...

Under the sign of passion – a text of the Portuguese poet Regina Guimarães – is our icon. Passion is to reveal great enthusiasm for something, favourable encouragement or opposite to something.
It is the sensibility transmitted by an architect or engineer through work.
Passion is the dedication to a project. Passion is a state of warm soul.

Photo by Jakub Karwowski, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2012.

Loyalty. (from the lat. legalitate) n. the quality of being loyal; fidelity; sincerity.

Respect for the principles and rules that guide the honour and probity. Faithfulness to commitments and agreements undertaken, staunch character.
To remain loyal to the business partners because we depend on them and they depend on us.
Being trustworthy for being loyal.

Photo by Ian Lieske, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Solidarity. (from the lat. solidare) n. 1. the quality of being solidary; 2. reciprocal responsibility among the members of a group, namely social, professional, etc.; 3. sense of sharing another’s suffering.

Being solidary is being a friend, offering our hand with genuine generosity and bringing joy and human warmth to those who, somehow, are marginalized. Being solidary is being more human. A solidary company is recognized as a fair and non-selfish company. A solidary company is a preferred choice in business. It is a more competitive company. Volunteering is a vehicle to solidarity. It is modern, fair, cultured, friend, it is a noble gesture of moral elevation.

Photo by Clarence Gorton, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2012.

Courage. (from the lat. coraticum) n. 1. bravery facing danger; intrepidity; to have audacity; 2. moral force before a suffering or setback; 3. [fig.] to input energy when performing a difficult task; perseverance...

Courage is essential in our life. Courage to face less pleasant situations when complex issues come up, not expecting random resolutions.
It is a value that we must highlight as opposed to the fearful, cowardly and laziness.
The courage to react to criticism not with an attitude of demotivation or sadness, but rather to search for the means and the action to overcome its own reason. This kind of courage, which is also an intellectual courage, is highly recommended.

Photo by Filipa Alves, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Ambition. (from the lat. ambitione) n. 1. vehement desire of wealth, honours or glories; 2. expectation about the future; aspiration; 3. lust; greed…

Vehement desire to achieve a particular goal. Ambition not to resign ourselves. Ambition to take the best potential from ourselves. Ambition to deserve ourselves. Ambition to be athletes in our top-level competitive jobs. Ambition to beat our brands. Ambition to get the best deals with the maximum value, due to the high levels of proficiency and efficiency.

Photo by Scarlett Coten, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Esthetics. ESTHETICS (from the Greek aisthetiké, "sensitive") n.f. 1. Philosophy branch of philosophy that studies the beauty and nature of artistic phenomena; 2. author's own style, time, etc.; 3. harmony of shapes and colors, beauty; 4. set of techniques and treatments that aim to beautify the body.

We decided to build the company's economic foundations under a cultured, cosmopolitan and cool image. Because it is a charming state of being. Good taste because we are sustainable and we respect the planet. Good taste because we are sensitive. Good taste just because.

Photo by Karl Erik Brondbo, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Responsibility. (from the lat respondere) n. the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct; a form of trustworthiness.

We must be certain that, before a choice, we chose what is best for both of us and not just the best for each one. Each employee is responsible for his negotiated activity and co-responsible if the co-worker does not fulfil his own task, thus preventing the common goal. A team is a set of individuals - is a whole. In the business game, as in social or family contexts, everyone must comply with their own relative position and we shall not permit that one of ours fails to be in our team.

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dstgroup aims to hire 400 people by 2024. Workers will have a nursery at the Braga HQ complex


In the next two years, the Portuguese group wants to build a nursery in Braga for its workers’ children. 

dstgroup seeks to hire 400 people by 2024 in the areas of construction, renewables or telecommunications, and, in June, it will hold an open day at the group’s Braga HQ complex. The company, which raised the minimum wage in Portugal to 800 euros, wants “in the next two years” to open a nursery at its HQ for the children of its workers. 

With 2,700 workers, the Portuguese group wants to strengthen its teams and, for that, it will hold an open day on June 2, at 10 am, in Braga. The group seeks to hire different professionals, such as site preparers, drivers-operators, drivers and foremen, electricians, site managers, plumbers, electromechanics, mechanics, auto electricians, lathe operators, welders, metalworkers, CNC operators and people for the area of innovation and carpentry. 

In addition to the recruitment action – with networking and speed meeting moments –, the open day also includes a scavenger hunt making known the various companies present in the complex, such as bysteel or dte, as well as the restaurants in the complex, the gardens – with works of art – and the leisure spaces available. 

In a sector struggling with labor shortages, this is just one of the initiatives undertaken by the company to attract talent. “The strategies we have carried out consist of participating in job fairs all across the country at universities, polytechnics and other government initiatives. In addition, we have been promoting employer branding and employee experience initiatives as a way of attracting and retaining talent”, says José Machado, HR director, to ECO Trabalho. 

The group has also been resorting to recruitment in the external market to overcome the shortage of manpower. “We have been recruiting abroad, which has helped us meet our labor needs. The changes that occurred recently with the new work visas have facilitated the processes”, admits José Machado. 



Nursery for employees' children 

Since the beginning of the year, in order to “combat precarious work, promote the capture and retention of talent and provide well-being and quality of life to its workers”, the entry base salary was increased from 740 euros to 800 euros /gross – to which is added the “meal allowance, life insurance, health insurance and more than 70 other benefits in various areas” –, an amount above the national minimum wage of 760 euros. But the group's HR Department admits that this parameter is under constant analysis in view of the competitive climate in the sector. ´ 

“Our idea is to continuously evaluate and pay wages above the national minimum, increasingly valuing labor, especially in the engineering and construction sector, where labor needs will continue to be fundamental and relevant for the future development of the country, namely with the PRR”, assures José Machado.  

And also increase the benefits package that the company has to offer to its workers. Free appointments in general medicine, dentistry and psychology, a library, several soccer, tennis and padel tennis fields, manicure service and rest and meditation rooms are some of the spaces available to workers at the HQ complex. 

“In the next two years, we expect to be able to set up a daycare center at our complex for the children of our employees”, reveals the HR Department. The plans also include “identifying new ways that bring added value to the emotional salary of our workers”.