Our people - our Strength
Deutsche Post DHL owes its success to the commitment, creativity and expertise of its approximately 475,000 employees around the world. The high level of motivation among our employees can be attributed to a corporate culture founded on openness, trust and mutual respect. Future-oriented and sustainable human resources development is key to ensuring our long-term business success, as is the creation of an attractive work environment free from prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping.
In many countries throughout the world, demographic changes have become an important factor in our personnel planning. In Europe, the aging workforce is the main demographic challenge for HR managers. In the highly populated emerging economies of Asia or South America, on the other hand, the challenge is to promote the development of young talents by way of education and training.
To ensure continuous succession planning and the long-term success of our business, we take a systematic approach to preparing motivated and committed employees for the challenges of management. Our HR development covers a broad spectrum across all levels of the company, including talent programs for employees and managers, professional training for junior employees, or targeted support for teams and organizations undergoing change.
The ideas, skills, experience and opinions of our employees are our company's biggest asset. Each and every member of our global team has an individual area of expertise and is in the best position to assess the efficiency of his or her own work processes, and understand the needs of his or her own customers. For this reason, we give employees at all levels of our organization a role in designing workflow and work processes. It is our way of tapping the innovative power of our company while fostering a culture of dialogue, openness and mutual respect.
We are responsible for the safety of our employees. Certain occupational groups, such as delivery personnel, drivers or machine operators, are particularly vulnerable to the risk of accident and/or exposure to hazardous materials. To ensure their safety and security, we regularly conduct workplace inspections, including inspections of relevant equipment and machinery, as well as workplace safety and accident prevention trainings.