Stay strong, live fit – Health at PROMATIS

Stay strong, live fit – Health at PROMATIS

Your health is one of your most important assets. However, a healthy lifestyle not only guarantees joy of life and satisfaction, but is also the basis for coping with the diverse demands of work and private life. Because only healthy people can be motivated, productive and effective, and feel good at the same time. But how does PROMATIS support its employees in staying healthy and fit in their daily work?

PROMATIS sponsors the participation in various sports events, such as CyberCup, a soccer event of TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe, running events like Badische Meile or Baden-Marathon and organizes training sessions in advance. These sometimes weekly meetings not only ensure physical fitness, but also promote team spirit and cohesion within the PROMATIS team. But above all, the social contacts that are cultivated, the fun we have together and the collective laughter have a positive effect on the immune system. Monthly after-work events, where bouldering, ice skating or even just going out for a delicious meal is the order of the day, strengthen a feeling of unity and promote a positive working environment.

It is important to create awareness for the topic of health. Thus, PROMATIS works closely with Techniker Krankenkasse and organizes several health days each year focusing on different topics.
During these health days, various trends are addressed in specialist lectures and subsequently expanded upon in workshops – or courses offered over longer periods of time.

One of these topics is nutrition, i.e. how we eat properly and what role the latest nutritional developments play in this regard. In the course of this, the importance of sufficient fluid intake is also made clear. To support our employees in this, we provide sufficient water and coffee, as well as fresh fruit. Our well-equipped kitchens provide the opportunity to prepare fresh lunches.

Another topic is back health. Working in front of a PC throughout the day puts a strain on the back muscles and leads to massive complaints of the entire musculoskeletal system. The lecture, which deals specifically with this PC-intensive work, provides information about the effects of a cramped posture and shows tips that can be carried out with little effort and integrated into everyday work, how back complaints are minimized or even eliminated.
Following this health day, we also offer back fit courses in which the muscles are trained under guidance.

Offers for an "active" lunch break are now also firmly established at PROMATIS. The daily lunch break run through the nearby forest or business yoga, which is performed online directly at the workplace, promote well-being.

Another aspect covered by the health days is recreation. After all, not only sufficient exercise and a proper diet contribute to a healthy everyday life. It is of course important to wind down after work and find the necessary relaxation, but also to minimize everyday stress as much as possible, as this has a negative impact on the body and psyche. We therefore provide our employees with important and helpful tips on how to reduce and avoid stress and offer, for example, stress tests. In this way, work can be optimally integrated into private life with a view to achieving a good work-life balance, which we actively support by implementing flexible working hours.

Through these programs, we enable our employees to analyze and rethink their previous behaviors. Because even small things can make a big difference when it comes to a healthy body and mind.

Author: Selina Finter
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The importance of a responsive HCM help desk for companies

The importance of a responsive HCM help desk for companies

The events of 2023, especially the crises, are likely to have a long-term impact and make the year a defining moment in history.

In today’s fast-paced business world, companies are faced with a variety of challenges, such as the energy crisis, the climate crisis, the economic crisis and the shortage of skilled workers. In view of these uncontrollable circumstances, departments such as Human Capital Management are becoming increasingly important. Employees are increasingly raising questions and concerns about their personal benefits, policies and procedures. In this context, HCM departments play a critical role in supporting employees and addressing the challenges that 2023 and beyond will bring.

The larger a company, the more complex and ineffective the exchange of information tends to be. Despite the importance of trust and support for employees, many employers still do not provide a central point of contact to support employees.

When inquiries are passed from one person to the next within an organization, it often leads to frustration and misunderstanding. An effective HCM help desk that answers questions quickly and accurately, without employees having to find their way around the company themselves, can be a great relief and improve work efficiency.

The Oracle HCM Helpdesk Portal provides a single point of contact that enables employees to ask HCM-related questions effectively and in a time-saving manner. Many HCM issues, including payroll, leave requests, and other HCM-related issues, can be resolved quickly and easily through the portal. By acting as some sort of interface between employees and the HCM team, the portal significantly improves communication and information sharing. In addition, the portal provides a uniform platform for recording and tracking inquiries and problems. Employees can also submit complaints here, which helps to solve conflicts and improve the working atmosphere. By integrating the portal with the Oracle HCM system, the management of human resources is simplified and duplicate requests are avoided. The portal is user-friendly and easy to manage, relieving the HCM team and allowing them to focus on more important tasks. With the qualified support of HCM specialists made available through the portal, the company saves time and resources to ultimately achieve greater efficiency and employee satisfaction.

Oracle HCM Helpdesk is an indispensable tool for companies striving for powerful human resource management. The seamless integration of best-in-class support and advanced technology enables companies to streamline their HR processes and ensure world-class care for their employees.

Author: Kevan Abdolvahab
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HCM in transition – What’s behind a successful Employee Journey?

HCM in transition – What’s behind a successful Employee Journey?

Employee Journey – the promising concept for a working world that puts people at the forefront of all considerations. This approach is supported, promoted and shaped by intelligent software solutions. And by using state-of-the-art technologies such as artificial intelligence, the systems learn and are able to adapt to changing conditions.

From recruiting to comprehensive HR management to talent management – a modern HCM system promotes the talents and goals of each individual employee until they leave the company, covering a wide range of requirements. In addition, thanks to efficient processes and maximum transparency of current and complete data, a modern HCM system allows relevant decisions to be made within the company. Particularly in the sensitive environment that is personnel management, an approach to the design and introduction of an HCM solution that is harmoniously tailored to the needs in the personnel area is indispensable in order to establish simple and innovative processes in the company through the new HCM system. In this way, a high level of acceptance can be achieved in the HR area and the benefits of a modern software solution can be achieved for both the employees and the company.

For this purpose, it is necessary that, in addition to the introduced modern processes, the unpleasant administrative background work in the specialist and IT departments can be reduced through automation and through interlocking processes so that the focus of the departments can be shifted to prioritized topics. This calls for innovative solutions that specifically address the issues of human capital management.This is evident in the stumbling blocks that occur in practice. A clear approach to the introduction with attention to the needs of the specialist departments as well as a change management focused on the end user on the way to the new system form the basis for successful projects. In addition, it is always a challenge for companies to establish future support organizations, including release management, and to use practical and user-oriented approaches for documentation and end-user training.

PROMATIS is known as the expert for excellent processes, a distinction that is based on established Best Practices. Structured, agile and with high quality standards, PROMATIS implements its solutions, which consist of real Best Practices in addition to the Oracle solutions. See for yourself and learn more about our concepts for your specific HCM – we will happily help you out with our knowledge.

Author: Ansgar Haase

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