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Employees

Our employees shape the company with their dedication – they are the foundation of tesa’s success. With our corporate culture and targeted support initiatives we take this fact into account.



Occupational Health and Safety: Safety Through Prevention

The Occupational Safety Guidelines, which are based on the international standard OHSAS 18001, apply for all tesa locations around the world. Targeted risk assessment and prevention measures are essential, however, for optimal protection against injury- and work-related hazards.

We take occupational health seriously.
We take occupational health seriously.

We regularly strive to build awareness of safety issues among our employees around the world including trainings, explosion and fire drills, extinguisher trainings, and targeted orientations. For several years, the accident rate at tesa has been significantly below the industry average of 14.5 percent. Internal hazard reduction processes make a significant contribution to this achievement. These are based on a combination of systematic hazard identification and risk assessment, employee responsibility, and an ongoing improvement process that integrates everyone involved.

In order to ensure that our demanding occupational health and safety measures are implemented consistently, we integrate occupational health and safety into the planning process for new facilities from the very beginning. The focus is on early identification and elimination of potential risks.

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Employee Qualification: Training and Continuing Education

We provide a diverse range of training to make sure that our employees around the world are properly qualified, including technical and communication training, seminars about industrial methods, foreign languages, health and work, as well as intercultural skills.

Sales and Marketing Qualification Program
Sales and Marketing Qualification Program

One example is our “Sales and Marketing Qualification Program,” which has special formats that are tailored to the needs of specific business areas. For instance, the offering for sales employees includes a combination of technical- and sales-oriented content. In addition, we offer a separate qualification program for tesa researchers and developers that includes topics such as patents and quality management.

Promotion of new talents
tesa practices intensive strategic personnel development in order to smoothly and systematically prepare successors for key positions on an international level. We have developed a new competency model that augments the previous talent management standards. The model is to be implemented in all personnel development instruments worldwide to enhance our ability to assess the performance and potential of our staff members. In addition, we have developed a uniform global template for employee interviews.

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Vocational Training in tesa Plant Hamburg
Vocational Training in tesa Plant Hamburg

Education
At the tesa plant in Hamburg, trainees have the opportunity to do practical training for the position of machine and plant operator. tesa also offers training for the positions of industrial mechanic, chemical technician, mechatronics engineer, and electronics engineer for operations technology.

In our trainee program, “Young Professionals@tesa,” we offer committed university graduates a practical and internationally oriented start to their careers, with interesting future prospects. We train young people with leadership potential in our “Management Development Program.”

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Fair Company

tesa has been among the supporters of the “Fair Company” initiative since it was established in 2004. This initiative recognizes companies that do not exploit graduates as permanent interns, thereby taking advantage of cheap labor that is below their skill level. Graduates have good career opportunities at tesa: An internship provides professional orientation during the training phase and is adequately paid. This allows us to spot new talents, and if it’s a good fit, secure them for our company.

Employee Satisfaction: Comprehensive Wellness Offering

We take responsibility for our employees. This is why we look for a good balance between work and relaxation.

Fitness training at tesa Hamburg
Fitness training at tesa Hamburg

Health and Wellbeing
For the new tesa SE headquarters in Norderstedt, a team of experts with members from occupational health services, social counseling, the works council and the representative association for disabled employees have developed a modern health management program that includes such features as the “tesa sport club.” The club offers top-quality endurance and strength training equipment and a range of courses, including spinning, yoga, and back-strength building, a lunchtime “active break,” physiotherapy, and massage therapy. tesa employees and their family members can also take advantage of low-cost memberships at the Beiersdorf Athletic Association to stay in shape. Hamburg’s fourth largest company athletic association offers over 40 different types of sports. The parent company’s wellness offerings are quite popular as well, as are the health and fitness offerings at other locations.

Excellent working environment
With our culture of feedback and dialog, we support open discourse and trust at all tesa locations. We do regular employee surveys and the results are always positive. For instance, employee loyalty at the tesa plant in Hamburg is in the top third in a Germany-wide comparison. And the tesa plant in Offenburg has been recognized several times with the internationally regarded seal of quality “Great Place to Work” for such features as its compatibility of family and career and its holistic management that has been shaped by long-term management culture, social responsibility, openness, and trust. 

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