“It's all in the mix” – this sums up our approach to achieving a balanced mix and we are constantly working to keep the ingredients in the right proportions. This means that we adapt and learn from social and technological developments, but also from the work and lives of our employees.
All of us together constitute "the mix" – and we have been living and adapting this mix for over 130 years. With a modern corporate culture full of tradition, a sense of family, characteristic advantages of a medium-sized company and, at the same time, of an international company.
In order to fulfil this great common mission – to protect life worldwide – we expect and encourage our employees to have professional qualifications, a sense of responsibility, a high level of independence and a high degree of personal initiative.
We believe that a corporate culture that enables a mix of people to work in a constructive and successful manner is essential. At schülke, we therefore call for a culture of open exchange on an equal footing, of common sense, down-to-earth attitude, reliability and agility.
And that is why we promote our culture – wherever we are active – through intensive, inspiring, international, intercultural and supportive cooperation across departmental and divisional boundaries. From research and development to management, production and marketing, to sales and logistics.
Diversity management is becoming increasingly important in our personnel planning. We put together the mix of our employees regardless of nationality, gender, age or ethnic origin because we understand that plurality, variety and diversity offer great opportunities for further development. This concrete diversity, which is reflected in different opinions, cultural backgrounds and ways of thinking, challenges us. It is important to critically question processes that have been lived for years in order to keep our thinking flexible and unconventional as an employer and international competitor.
Not in the mix: rigid hierarchies and well-trodden career paths. At schülke, you can expect rather flexible structures and numerous opportunities to optimally deploy your individual strengths and to further develop your personal qualities.
This can be witnessed around our organisation: we place a lot of confidence in our employees and let them quickly take on responsibility. In doing so, we support them with continuing education and training right from the start. The success of schülke in the area of human resources is also essentially based on considerable exchange. Together, we discuss professional perspectives in regular feedback discussions, which we consider important and trend-setting motivators in the career planning mix – from immediate goals to long-term development and advancement opportunities.
We consider our main human resources task to be ensuring the optimum balance between personnel-related development needs of the company and the employees‘ potential. The aim is to set the right course to promote your talents and, at the same time, effectively combine your goals and our requirements.
We attach great importance to promoting the next generation of managers. To hand over responsibility early on means for us: giving strong support to up-and-coming managers, being at their side, providing experienced guidance and training.
schülke places high demands on its employees, but above all, on itself as an employer. We are proud of the high level of identification that our employees have with their company and this stems from the many opportunities to balance professional challenges with a private life, family and social activities.
Additionally the health of our employees is very important to us, as are long-term leave and sabbatical options.
We believe that concentrating on trying to grow and benefit together encourages our employee motivation, focus and enjoyment whilst working at schülke – very often for many years and even decades.