We are committed to a diverse future of equal opportunities.
The permanent changes and challenges of our world of work require a modern, future-oriented corporate culture. We have launched the PORR Diversity Initiative so that PORR can retain its appeal as an employer in the long term. Our goal is to guarantee equal opportunities across every level and every country and to draw on the diversity of our colleagues from more than 60 nations even more effectively in future.
How an idea became a concrete initiative.
The issue of diversity had been on our unofficial agenda for months. Finally, the green light for the first subproject of our PORR Diversity Initiative was given in the fourth quarter of 2015: Work&Life@PORR.
The groundwork involved two areas: on the one hand workshops with employees from different company divisions. Together everyone had to identify the issues they consider important with regard to Work & Life. On the other hand, we conducted a benchmark analysis so that we could learn from previous successful initiatives. The findings were incorporated into our concept for the Diversity Initiative.
Equality not exclusion, making the world of work more flexible, and achieving a better work-life balance for every staff member – these are the issues we are focusing on intensively in our first subproject. The next stage will involve exploring questions related to age, gender, ethnic origin or religion, as well as securing future talent, heterogeneous teams at every level of the hierarchy and promoting good health.
Work&Life@PORR: our project is taking off.
We have three focal points on our agenda for 2016: flexible models of working hours and leave, family support and care, and seizing opportunities. A brief overview of the content shows you the concrete features of our project Work&Life@PORR:
Standardised, flexible models of working hours and leave
- Developing work models which facilitate work independent of time and place
- Developing models of leave
Family support and care
- Developing standardised measures to improve the balance between professional and private life
- Targeted offers for skills development
- Opportunities to exchange experience in specific network groups
The measures are being evaluated regularly to ensure that they are optimised to our requirements. This allows us to make any sensible adjustments in good time and create an even more diverse future with even greater equal opportunities.