Lacon can now officially adorn itself with the high-quality employer seal 2018/2019: an award issued by zeag GmbH for particularly attractive and sustainable SMEs in Germany.
TOP JOB, under the organisation of zeag GmbH, uses a method especially developed by the University of St. Gallen to analyse the personnel management of German SMEs.
The renowned quality seal is only issued to those employees who achieve above-average scores in their HR and employee survey. Attention is focused on the determined employee satisfaction, including how this is reflected in personal willingness to work and change.
Lacon is currently one of the Top 20 service providers in Germany’s EMS industry, and wants to move into the Top 10. It therefore wants to continuously increase its attractiveness as an employer. A company culture, which combines professionalism with a personal atmosphere, an informal culture throughout where everyone is on first-name terms, and welfare, including for the personal concerns of employees, helps to achieve this.
"Although we are not a family-run business in the true sense of the word, we are nonetheless guided by a family concept," reports CFO Dr Andree Metzger.
For years, Lacon has therefore invested in a design-orientated and ergonomic layout of workplaces and workstations, in a large number of employee sport and leisure events and in its offer of flexible and versatile working hours models, to make the compatibility of work, family and health easier for its employees.
Lacon considers education to be a rewarding investment in the future. Each year, up to six trainees are taken on, who receive intensive support and, where possible, are offered a permanent position at the end of their training. In addition, the replacement of retiring coworkers is planned long-term and an internal successor is trained accordingly. The offer of educational and development measures provided by the Lacon Academy for all is very wide-ranging and extends from language, IT and management training to continued technical development courses (IPC, soldering, etc.) through to placements on higher education sandwich courses and further training as a technician, master or business administrator.
"Here in the Greater Munich area we compete with many other attractive employers. This is why, for us, an international and amicable-informal corporate culture, the participation of all employees in the company’s success and fringe benefits (in the form of sports promotion, employee events, bonuses for various events/occasions) play a large role in employee loyalty and retention," summarised Dr Metzger.