Our employees are one of our company’s most important success factors. Employing successful staff on a long-term basis is one of the ten key points of our Group Strategy. With this in mind, we systematically support the professional growth, personal development and health-related well-being of our employees and enshrine this approach in the strategic principles governing our human resources management. When it comes to preserving the well-being of our staff, we are continuing our commitment to health management with a focus on the prevention of disease.
One of the cornerstones of our successful business activities, along with our employees’ skills and commitment, is the considerable degree of diversity in the workforce – since this is vital to safeguarding our high global quality standard. At Hannover head office alone the members of staff come from 39 different nations, a reflection of the international dimension of our business operations. By expanding our mentoring programme we help women at our company to reflect on their professional development so far and take active steps to shape their future career path. Our range of seminars serves to develop all the company’s employees and is designed to encourage a positive attitude towards life-long learning, even among our more seasoned staff. The co-determination of our staff is enshrined in their right to have a say through the Group-wide and / or local Employee Council. In addition, the three employee representatives on the Supervisory Board of Hannover Re ensure the participation of our staff in this oversight body.
We also stress the importance of enabling our employees to strike the right balance between their career and private life. Consequently, we offer individually customisable part-time and telecommuting models as well as flexitime working arrangements with no core hours. By offering such flexibility we want to help our employees organise their daily routine in various stages of life such as starting a family or preparing for retirement, e. g. through partial retirement opportunities for older staff.