B. S. B. – I measure my personal success as Chief People Officer – besides other elements – by the fact that employees approach me directly, regardless of the issue. This shows me that our people approach – our doors being always open to everyone – is actually being put into practice. We must not make the mistake of reducing our colleagues merely to their labour. We need to bear in mind that they are human beings, some of whom face challenges in their private lives or have to deal with personal issues. It is very important to me that we, as an employer, support them actively if possible. Apart from that, it always takes the necessary empathy and the ability to see things from someone else's perspective to be accepted as a People department. For me, one thing is certain: dealing with people determines whether you are successful in the long term – as an HR department and not least as a company.
5. What is on the agenda for you as the CPO of the Zur Rose Group in 2023?
B. S. B. – There are already quite a few things planned for 2023. We want to further advance the digital integration of People work so as to simplify processes and make them more efficient. Our benchmark is to be positively perceived by our employees in their day-to-day work with us. #OurJourney should be established as a shared experience for all, across the Group. Ultimately, my main concern is that the People department should be seen as a go-to department, with doors always open to everyone.