Louisenthal employs around 1,100 people across our two sites. Over the years, we have built up a corporate culture that respects and supports every one of our staff while encouraging dialogue at every level. For example, we organise regular informal meetings with the management team, so that our staff can have a direct dialogue with them and get first-hand answers to their questions. It’s a win-win situation: we maintain employee satisfaction and motivation that’s good for business, while our staff have a range of benefits and the freedom to develop according to their personal goals.
The way we treat our staff is a key factor in attracting the best people from around the world. We do this by rewarding performance, commitment and initiative appropriately; by offering opportunities for personal development; and by shaping the future of our company together with our employees. We don’t rest on our laurels either - we’re always honing and evolving our working conditions and HR tools to help our staff achieve the optimal balance between their professional and personal lives.
We have devised and implemented a comprehensive qualification and training programme that gives our staff concrete perspectives for their future and helps them map out their professional and personal development, whatever their job. As well as offering job-related, specialised training, this wide-ranging programme offers courses in “soft skills” that are just as helpful in everyday life as at work. Examples include teamwork and communication training along with intercultural skills and foreign language teaching. We’ve also implemented strategic succession planning for key roles and created development plans for staff with particular potential. And once staff reach managerial level, they all take part in focused training courses to ensure that we maintain a modern leadership culture throughout the company.
We have developed an attractive range of options to help our employees adapt their working hours to their lifestyle or family needs. For example, we offer multiple part-time, job-sharing and teleworking options and maintain discussions with our staff to personalise working practices to suit their needs. We also offer programmes for special cases, such as reintegration after a long illness and support for staff with a family member who needs long-term care.
At Louisenthal, we also do a lot to ensure our people stay healthy! As well as protecting their safety on-site, we offer them a subsidy for their gym membership and fun activities like the “Cycle to Work” initiative. We also organise regular Health Days to keep them well-informed on preventative measures they can take to avoid illness.
As an international company, a diverse workforce is a major competitive advantage for Louisenthal and the whole G+D group. We have signed the Diversity Charter to prevent and eliminate discrimination based on gender, age, cultural background and other factors and actively implement its principles throughout the organisation.
Daycare centre for children of Louisenthal staff
Our Louisenthal employees with small children can achieve a better work-life balance with our daycare centre, KITA-LOU. When space is available, we also offer daycare and after-school places in the centre to families in the local town, Gmund am Tegernsee, and other neighbouring communities. KITA-LOU is staffed and operated by Kinderland Weyarn GmbH, whose educational concept places great emphasis on supporting and nurturing character development, encouraging children’s independence and creativity as well as teaching them interpersonal skills. The centre’s holistic approach offers kids musical activities, physical exercise, language development and other initiatives that help prepare them for starting school.