The Lufthansa Group has more than 117,000 employees worldwide. With a broad spectrum of options for continuing education and flexible working hours, they have choices for their professional development and maintaining expert knowledge, and for making career and family compatible. Comprehensive offers concerning health care and health maintenance mean that physical fitness is also taken into account. The highly motivated and qualified team of employees from 149 different nations is thus as well prepared as possible for the future’s challenges.
The number of employees at the Lufthansa Group has more than doubled from 56,802 in 1996 to 117,019 today. Significant reasons are a continuous increase in the demand for mobility and the consolidation process in the air transport industry, in which the Lufthansa Group participates actively and with a clear strategic orientation.
Be it SWISS, bmi or Austrian Airlines: When it comes to the integration of new companies, Lufthansa pursues an approach that is based on the principle of partnership. The basis for this approach is the strategy of “integrated independence,” which Lufthansa developed successfully in the context of linking SWISS into the Group. It is now adapted for the HR integration of Austrian Airlines – a process that started in September 2009 and has continued beyond 2010. The strategy of integrated independence makes it possible to provide answers for classic integration issues quickly and efficiently – such as possible synergy potentials, customer advantages or the consequences that flow from the affiliation under corporate law. Another consideration is to maintain the positioning on the new Group members in their respective markets and to ensure decentralized decision-making paths and responsibilities.
Source = Lufthansa