Regardless of education, we support the continuous development of our employees. We see this as a critical success factor to ensure our competitive ability in the future, too. To give an example, ever-advancing digitisation presents us with many challenges. What skills will our employees need in ten years? What role will machines and artificial intelligence (AI) play in everyday business? What prerequisites must we as a company create today in order to successfully master these tasks?
Development demands technical, methodological, social and personal skills. At the same time, it is important to us as a company that we use our employees in accordance with their strengths.
Since 2012, the Pöppelmann Academy has also offered provisions for internal personnel development. All of our measures focus on providing needs-based assistance while meeting our operational requirements. If necessary, they are supplemented by individual external provisions. In consultation with their manager, every Pöppelmann employee can sign up for courses to help them attain their development goals.
In addition, every staff member has the opportunity to continue their education alongside their job with the support of the company, for instance through specialist training in the technical field. Upon successful completion, Pöppelmann assumes 50% of the costs up to a maximum of 5,000 euros. Extra-occupational training gives employees the opportunity to apply internally for positions with more responsibility. This, too, is a sign that at Pöppelmann, we place great emphasis on personnel development and long-term employee retention.
In 2018, a total of 2,073 employees took advantage of 7,887 personnel development measures for further learning.