The commitment, professionalism and performance of all employees worldwide are the basis for the long-term success of the Kuehne + Nagel Group. Every day, around 70,000 employees ensure to fulfil and if possible to exceed the expectations of customers around the world, thereby reinforcing Kuehne + Nagel’s reputation as a reliable, competent and innovative logistics partner. Working together across more than 100 countries and cultures offers Kuehne + Nagel employees an inspiring work environment.
At all levels employees are offered a wide range of training and personal development opportunities. In 2016 for example, over 27,000 live training sessions took place. The possibility to refresh or increase knowledge through computer-based training sessions (CBTs) was also taken: Over 210,000 CBTs were completed. The trainings focused on updating industry-specific knowledge, products, processes and IT as well as compliance. The Forwarder Programme launched in 2014 has become an integral part of professional training at Kuehne + Nagel. In 2016, several hundred young employees from over 30 countries were taught the theoretical content of the German apprenticeship in a six-month training programme and gained a certificate of professional qualification. Sophisticated leadership programmes offer training modules tailored to managers.
Another important element of Kuehne + Nagel’s human resource management is the ability to identify and secure prospective manpower requirements at an early stage. As part of its Global Talent Programme, in 2016 44 young people from all regions and business units were successfully prepared for taking on key positions. With its innovative approach to employer branding, Kuehne + Nagel is addressing the challenges of recruiting external talent. Additionally, a global e-recruitment solution and extending activities to include online platforms are making a positive contribution to identifying talent in a more targeted way and speeding up the recruitment process considerably.
Kuehne + Nagel is actively engaged with digital evolution in human resources. The focus areas include organisational development and work culture. Kuehne + Nagel is taking the opportunity provided by technological innovations to design a more efficient way of sharing knowledge globally. Thus, interactive working is supported by digital working platforms.