Energie AG supports a good balance between work and family life. Except for the Waste Management and Czech Republic Segments, the Company has been certified via the “berufundfamilie” audit since 2012. This allows it to position itself as a family-friendly employer, gain advantages in the competition for skilled professionals, and help to create a positive working environment by means of the associated raft of measures for management and employees.
The “Active Parental Leave Management” programme supports employees in Austria in planning the periods they will be off work. A nursing care platform offers comprehensive information and service links for employees who care for and support dependents. To make holiday planning easier, Energie AG supported its employees through the summer months of 2020 by providing a varied programme for children between the ages of six and 14 (in the PowerTower in Linz and at an external holiday camp with overnight accommodation). Since July 2020, the cooperation with the Salzkammergut Hospital in Gmunden has been offering employees a year-round kindergarten for their children in addition to the daily bookable summer camp. Since the 2013/2014 fiscal year, Energie AG has been congratulating employees who became parents on the birth of a newborn by sending a baby gift package.
A work environment that nurtures innovation
At the PowerTower in Linz, former smoking areas on some floors of the building have been converted into contemporary common areas since 2018. Designed, furnished and equipped with a wide range of activities in mind, staff can use the areas to work on individual projects as well as innovative forms of collaboration. Modern technologies support the idea-finding and innovation processes.
Design-thinking experts who were trained for the Energie AG Group at two workshops are supporting employees in advancing innovation processes within their areas of responsibility with the help of modern techniques.