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  • Who’s got what it takes to become a manager?

    The lack of skilled workers is also becoming increasingly noticeable in the energy industry. STEAG has developed special programs to identify and effectively promote competent employees in the company at an early stage.


    Motivated employees who are knowledgeable, goal-oriented and at the same time able to work in a team are a central success factor for businesses. STEAG’s management understood early on how important targeted human resources planning is. The Energy Development Program and the General Management Program support junior staff in their personal development and nurture potential managers.

    “Encouraging employees and supporting junior staff in their development is a key element in implementing our strategy,” says Alfred Geißler, Human Resources Director of STEAG GmbH.

    The one-year Energy Development Program is a basic program for younger employees or career changers within the STEAG Group. Participants get to know their colleagues from their own and other business areas in groups that come together from various Group companies and specialist divisions, and by doing so gain a better understanding of the company as a whole. “In this way, not only are their own skills developed, but the exchange also provides impetus for a broader perspective,” says Katrin Stürz, responsible for personnel development at STEAG.

    The General Management Program, which is designed to last one and a half years, is aimed at employees who already have several years of experience in the Group and have developed a visible profile beyond their own area. In interdisciplinary groups, strategically relevant topics of the energy industry and strategies of the STEAG Group are discussed. The learning focus is on the topics of markets and customers, corporate management, leadership and conflict management. “On the basis of their expertise, these employees are trusted to take on higher-value tasks and management responsibility,” says Christian Skibbe, Human Resources Development Officer and responsible for talent management at STEAG. “By means of our high-potential program we intend to prepare them for that and actively support them in their further development.”