An HR Strategy Focusing on Performance and Responsibility

Vonovia’s HR strategy is aligned with our mission statement and corporate strategy. The fundamental component of the HR strategy is to support the development and sustainable growth of the Group by placing the right people in the right positions. In order to achieve this, we focus first on external recruitment and second on identifying the options available to us internally, such as vocational training, further training and filling positions with in-house staff.

We value a strong focus on performance and development on the one hand, and pronounced social responsibility on the other. Creating conditions that help to promote employee loyalty play a key role in this regard, because our success rests to a decisive degree on the expertise, commitment and motivation of our employees.

Vonovia’s workforce comes from around 30 different nations. This sort of diversity is a matter of course for us and is consistent with the diversity of our tenants.

In order to allow them to master both current and future professional challenges, we support our employees not just in their endeavors to obtain additional qualifications and pursue further training, but also in helping them to stay healthy and be able to achieve a good work-life balance.

Further Increase in Number of Employees

As an employer, the Vonovia Group had a total workforce of 7,437 employees as of December 31, 2016 (Dec. 31, 2015: 6,368 employees). The increase in the number of employees is largely due to the increase in the number of employees working for the craftsmen’s and residential environment organization. A balanced staff structure is important to us. This means that we truly live and breathe diversity. We employ people from all age groups, various nationalities and cultures, both genders and with a whole range of different educational backgrounds. We also employ people with varying levels of disability.