The many job offers are already in preparation for the expansion of the company headquarters, which is still to come today – because the modern new building on Salzburger Straße in Radstadt, including the organic canteen, is already too small.
Here is the basis for what is now 160 people, who will soon be 200 in the medium term, says company founder Martin Klässner: “We have had constant growth and increased our sales every year even during the CoV crisis. To do this, we are increasing our workforce – while other companies are cutting.”
“Company stays true to the region”
The software engineer and manager is convinced that the company will never relocate to urban centers like Munich or Berlin because the Pongau with its mountains is the ideal environment: “The overall costs and the economic environment are more attractive here in the inner mountains than in the metropolises. We have lower living costs, higher quality of life. We also manage to attract people from other European countries here.”
“Quality of life attracts innovative professionals”
The company founder himself is originally from Bavaria and came to Pongau a few years ago for family reasons. The mixture of mountain tourism, mountain agriculture and modern industry makes the region a very livable district, says Klässner. There are many reliable, well-trained and young workers in Innergebirg: “That’s important for the company and the region.”
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Many women and men in his company are good athletes, the entrepreneur emphasizes: “We are in an area here where other people go on vacation. That’s where our center is. Our people get out of work and can go straight to the mountains. This makes a major contribution to sustainably increasing the quality of work. We rarely have staff changes. And we succeed in reducing the termination rate of our good people to zero. That increases the innovative power.”
With state-of-the-art technology, this factor is becoming increasingly important – also in America, says Klässner. Information technology corporations try to keep their best forces within the company whenever possible.
Targeted support for volunteers in rescue services
In to other companies, has-to-be in Radstadt welcomes workers who volunteer for the common good alongside their job and also go on assignments during their working hours – for example with rescue workers. Martin Klässner is himself the head of operations at the Radstadt volunteer fire brigade: “People in emergency organizations are actually always team players. You have learned to make important decisions when you are stressed. They are always ready and motivated and have the spirit that we want to represent in the company.”
Has-to-be was also a topic from Pongau in our TV focus “Bezirk Specifically”:
Martin Klässner goes so far in supporting the fire brigade, Red Cross and mountain rescue services in the Salzburg mountains that he rewards his employees for their honorary posts with company money from has-to-be. All deployment times are also billed as service times at the end of the year. Membership in organizations is also likely to be one of the supporting factors in job applications.