The expansion of our strategic health management was a focus of our activities in the financial year just ended. In so doing, we are responding to the demands of shifting demographics and helping to preserve the capacity of our managers and staff to do their job and to cope with the challenges placed upon them.
By way of introduction to this topic, we offered our managers a presentation event on working capacity, coping and health management that was geared to their concerns. The most visible measure, however, was undoubtedly the first company-wide health day, at which we communicated holistic knowledge on various issues of in-house health management in the form of talks and activities. A range of hands-on measures made for a lively setting and provided our managers and staff alike with pointers for initiating wellness-promoting measures on a direct and individual basis.
Given that relaxation know-how was an aspect that met with a particularly positive reception, we took this as an opportunity to design a specially tailored seminar as part of our regular in-house programme of further training. This training activity enables participants to create their own personal relaxation profile and to learn how to integrate the insights gained into their everyday routine.
A further important component of our health management is the Employee Assistance Programme. This has been available to our managers, staff and their family members since August 2016. The programme offers free and anonymous immediate counselling on personal, professional and psychological / health concerns as well as a service for families. This measure, too, contributes to wellness and serves a preventive function, thereby helping to ensure that challenges do not become burdens and that working capacity is preserved for the long term – in the interests of both our employees and the company.