The average length of time that our employees in Thansau have been with us is – thanks to low levels of employee turnover – 14 years. It is important to us that our employees feel comfortable with us over the long term. With our in-house restaurant, attractive perks and a diverse development program, we reward our employees for the trust they place in us as well as the hard work they put in every day. Our corporate climate stands out through trust and recognition. Get to know us!
We want to encourage each and every employee and support them in their own personal development. For this purpose, various events and seminars are offered throughout the year that not only support a healthy work–life balance, but also expand specific technical qualifications and knowledge regarding internal processes.
Our JOBFIT programme consists of three areas: ‘Learning’, ‘Product and Process’ and ‘Active and Healthy’. The ‘Product and Process’ area focuses on knowledge with regard to our processes, structures and products. In a world which is becoming increasingly complex, we would like to give every employee the opportunity to learn more about processes and production techniques at Schattdecor beyond those in their own department.
The offerings in the ‘Active and Healthy’ area are meant to provide a balance between work and home life and places the topic of health in the forefront. The objective is to promote physical and mental fitness and to get to know colleagues better outside of everyday activities.
In our working world, it is important to constantly adapt to changing requirements and to expand and further develop our own abilities. This is why, as part of the ‘Learning’ area, we want to offer our employees a basis for professional fulfilment in their daily responsibilities in their own department through further technical training. This includes, among other things, acquiring and improving foreign-language skills.
Instead of regulations, we give our managers a set of principles to explain to them how we understand leadership. In this way, we ensure that all employees are led according to the same concepts, which enables us to keep tried-and-tested ideas while still precisely defining management responsibilities and making them more concrete.
We support our employees in achieving company goals and guarantee the necessary space for creativity. We convey an awareness of quality, service and performance and strive to clearly delegate responsibilities. Delegation of responsibilities is discussed early on and constructively. In doing so, we are open to suggestions and ideas that create new opportunities.
We see our working space as a living space and, by treating each other with respect, we create a working environment befitting this idea. Direct praise, feedback and criticism are a part of our leadership culture – but we are sure to remain fair, equitable and honest along the way. We are proud of our employees’ successes and show this through personal recognition.
We ensure a corporate culture shaped by mutual trust. We communicate openly, directly and with a focus on solutions, thereby fostering team spirit and helping to avoid negative developments.
We respect each and every one of our employees as their own individual – regardless of their heritage, religion or skin color – and promote their individuality.
We can only achieve company goals by working together. This is why we direct the abilities of each individual with this in mind and give everyone a significant level of responsibility and decision-making authority. We encourage entrepreneurial thinking and behavior just as much as collaboration across departments.
We develop our employees through structured promotion programs and further education and training. In doing so, we take both individual development wishes as well as the company’s needs into account. We see technical and personal development as a key to ensuring sustainability and support our employees in expanding their strengths and talents.
‘We want to make a difference at our workplace!’ This thought resulted in our improvement suggestion scheme which we call ‘Ideenreich’ (‘full of ideas’), and with which we constantly challenge ourselves to identify and improve weak points in our workplace. And our employees can easily participate, cost-effectively and without red tape.
Up to this point, we have implemented more than 300 improvement suggestions through our reward model which have resulted in savings in the millions. At our headquarters in Germany, the concept has already been in successful use for more than ten years. And our employees at foreign locations enjoy taking an active role in the improvement of working processes as well. We are doers, and we are happy about every employee who actively participates in this concept. You too can submit your ideas to us and become a part of our team!