Our activities and measures for enhancing our attractiveness as an employer are designed to enable us to recruit and retain a sufficient number of specialized employees and qualified managers in the competition for talented staff. Our primary objectives here are to ensure attractive and fair compensation and to establish and maintain a work culture that enables outstanding performance and a high level of motivation and satisfaction among our employees.
We remunerate work in accordance with the same principles at all Group companies around the world. Our Corporate Compensation Policy, which is valid for all groups of employees, establishes the framework conditions and minimum requirements for the design of the remuneration systems. Internal audits are conducted on a random basis to make sure these conditions and requirements are met. In our desire to offer salaries and benefits that are customary in the industry and the respective markets, we also give consideration to local market conditions within the specified framework. The salaries are determined on the basis of each employee’s tasks and performance and in line with their qualifications and experience. In setting the remuneration of the employees we are not guided by gender or origin, but exclusively by the employee’s function and responsibility.
Employees who have complaints regarding remuneration can report these to their immediate manager. If the questions cannot be resolved satisfactorily in this way, employees can contact their HR department or the Works Council. In companies subject to collective bargaining agreements, such as
In employment relationships subject to a collective bargaining agreement
- € 18.336 billion on wages and salaries
- € 3.536 billion on social welfare services, and
- € 0.8 billion on retirement benefits for a workforce numbering 301,839 on average.
We conduct income reviews for employees and managers on a regular basis. The associated integration rounds with the managers in question are carried out under the direction of the human resources units in a manner that ensures salary decision-making transparency. This is done in order to prevent any possibility of discrimination. The remuneration guidelines and tables for employees paid according to collective bargaining wage tariffs, for example at
The hourly wage we pay temporary workers in the commercial and industrial units corresponds to the wage offered to newly hired employees with temporary or permanent contracts in the same units. This policy, which is based on the master/ERA collective bargaining agreement for the metalworking industry in the state of Baden-Württemberg, is adapted in line with the requirements of the job profile in question.
Modern working conditions
Modern forms of living and working now also include new work models such as mobile work, reductions in working hours, part-time work, job sharing for managers, and leave of absence programs for sabbaticals, training, and home health care.
We have introduced numerous measures and programs that allow our employees to organize their working times flexibly in line with their individual situation and enable them to reconcile their professional and personal responsibilities. For example, Daimler offers its employees throughout Germany child care places at 14 company facilities, and additional child care places are available via partnerships.
We also offer our employees opportunities to further develop their skills and qualifications and to integrate new working methods and learning techniques into their daily activities.
In order to remain successful in the future, we work constantly to improve our management culture and the way we cooperate. This is also why we launched the “Leadershi
We have also launched a human resources development and performance process for managers and executives known as “IMPULSE,” in which managers work with their teams to define the contribution they wish to make to the success of the company, and then monitor the effectiveness of the associated measures. We have established the NAVI process for non-production employees at