What are your ideal working conditions

Michael Bost is the managing partner of the Saarland company G. Lang GmbH & Co. KG, which manufactures tools and plastics technology. He knows that it is increasingly difficult for medium-sized and small businesses to find good staff:

The big companies usually pay more salaries, which makes them more attractive to employees at first glance.

So it means to break new ground when looking for personnel. There are no limits to the creativity of the boss when it comes to “how”. Bost relies on his currently ideal team and does a lot to ensure that the employees feel comfortable. For older people, the work is reorganized in such a way that the physically strenuous shift work is minimized. The 21-year-old, talented trainee Pascal Weber can finish his apprenticeship earlier and wants to stay because:

Everything is familiar here, everyone knows everyone in the 45 employees and I have good opportunities to attend further training courses and do my master's degree.

Jörg Wolfanger is 50 years old and made a conscious decision to move from a large company four years ago:

Humanity is very important.

A high level of responsibility and the trust of his boss spur him on every day. Short distances, extra services and creative, varied work prove every day at G. Lang that work is not only good for making money. All employees also benefit from the introduction of a company health management system.

After nine months of preparatory work, we are now all working with aids and instruments that are good for health despite the physically demanding work.

the managing director is pleased.

He was supported by the Saaris Ü55 service point, which has set itself the task of accompanying small and medium-sized companies to attractive employers free of charge: “We try to encourage and challenge young and old,” explains the managing director.

Both have to contribute equally.

The prerequisite for this is mutual respect. The concept of G. Lang GmbH & Co. KG works. The success in figures: the company from St. Ingbert currently has a sick leave rate of 1.8 percent of the working time per year. In comparison: the Saarland average is nine percent. Anything under seven percent is said to be very good.

The service point Ü55 supports companies in the four intervention fields of further education, health, work organization and design, corporate and management culture.

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