We are well aware of our responsibility as the employer of around 28,500 people. As far as we are concerned, a sense of responsibility means ensuring that ERGO is future-proof and remains competitive. The objective is to make sales more agile and to provide a more digital structure for the Company. Comprehensive structural measures are necessary in order to achieve this goal. These changes will also lead to a painful and unavoidable reduction in the number of jobs. We will make arrangements to ensure that job cuts are made within a framework that is as socially acceptable as possible. ERGO is in negotiations with the co-determination bodies with a view to structuring the arrangement.
We activate the potential of our employees by actively promoting them, giving them scope for getting the work-life balance right between family and the world of work, and safeguarding their health – this is the platform for our success. We offer our employees long-term perspectives. The members of our workforce benefit from the great diversity of functions in an international group with ambitious targets – and the opportunity to grow. We support the professional development of our employees with individual training programmes and prepare them for new functions.
Our independent sales partners can take part in comprehensive training packages which focus on service and advisory competence. ERGO takes part in the initiative of the German Insurance Association “Gut beraten – Die Weiterbildung der Versicherungsvermittler in Deutschland” (Well-advised – Advanced training for insurance agents in Germany) in order to maintain the quality and relevance of advanced training for insurance agents constantly at a high level.
ERGO benefits from the different qualifications, experiences and mindsets of its workforce. We want to be more proactive in promoting this diversity and the potential of our employees. ERGO is one of the signatories of the “Charta der Vielfalt” (Charter of Diversity). All the signatories make a commitment to creating a working environment that is free from prejudices and exclusion. Employees should be respected – irrespective of their gender, nationality, religion, disability, age and sexual orientation or identity. Our Code of Conduct for employees also contains a clear prohibition on discrimination.
ERGO is committed to integration of people with disabilities into the Company. A dedicated integration team with representatives of disabled people in the Company, the human resources department and the Works Council ensures that their needs are looked after over the long term. This might be by providing appropriate equipment in their workplace or offering the opportunity to work for a trial period.
The Group in Germany takes part in the initiative “Fair Company” which is dedicated to fair and paid internships and opportunities for university graduates.
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