The magazine Focus and the employer assessment platform Kununu join forces each year to honour the best 1000 employers of the year. Printing press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer, with plants in Ba-varia, Saxony and Baden-Württemberg, landed in 27th place in the latest list and is thus one of the ‘Top National Employers of 2018’.
The annual analysis is based on more than 127 000 employer assessments collected through an inde-pendent online survey, as well as survey data from the career network Xing and from Kununu. The most influential factor was whether or not employees would recommend their employer to others.
Employees are today increasingly critical of the extent to which a company matches their personal expectations. At Koenig & Bauer, flexible working hours, on-site canteens, child day care, company pensions, barrier-free accessibility, health promotion measures and further training opportunities are just a few of the many benefits for employees. Xing members were especially appreciative of the solidarity among colleagues, the interesting work tasks and the work atmosphere. There was also positive mention of an ideal working environment, which in turn leads to a maximum of job satisfac-tion.
President and CEO Claus Bolza-Schünemann, ‘The pioneering spirit of our founders has been driving our commitment to further development of the print industry for 200 years. In the social sphere, too, we have assumed a spearhead role. Already before the introduction of state social security legisla-tion, for example, Koenig & Bauer established the precursor of a company health insurance fund in 1855.’ Koenig & Bauer can also point to long traditions in vocational training. The in-house training school will be celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and is thus one of the oldest in Germany. ‘There is no contradiction between continuity and innovation at Koenig & Bauer. Both are inherent components of our corporate DNA – and that is felt by our employees,’ Bolza-Schünemann said.