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New: Application via WhatsAppNew: Application via WhatsApp
New: Application via WhatsApp

Team Trenkwalder

5 days ago

3 min read

Company NewsHuman resources

New: Application via WhatsApp

Introduction of WhatsApp as application and communication channel for applicants and employees

WhatsApp is one of the most important communication channels we use every day.

Now you can do the same for job applications - easily, quickly and in compliance with the GDPR.

As a first mover in the recruitment industry, Trenkwalder offers all job seekers the opportunity to apply via WhatsApp. Further communication can also be carried out directly via WhatsApp, as can communication with employees. 


This is how it works:

  • Select your dream job on our Trenkwalder job page.

  • Click on "Apply via WhatsApp" to start the chat.

  • Then follow the individual steps in the chat process to enter your application details.

  • At the end, simply click on "Send" - Done - your application has been sent!

Your personal Trenkwalder recruiter will get back to you via WhatsApp as soon as possible.

Applying can be that easy!


Interested in finding out more? Then stay tuned!


*The data is then processed in the back-end at Trenkwalder in compliance with GDPR and answered via a chat function in the sales tool!

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Mental Health at WorkMental Health at Work
Mental Health at Work

Team Trenkwalder

14 days ago

5 min read

Company NewsHuman resources

Mental Health at Work

How employees and employers can create a healthy work environment together

As work conditions evolve rapidly and new technologies demand constant availability, mental health at work is becoming increasingly important. But what does this mean for employees and employers?


The Challenges of the Modern Work Environment

Today's work environment is characterized by flexibility, mobility, and a high level of adaptability. New technologies and the constant pressure to be available are blurring the lines between work and personal life. This can lead to increased stress and a loss of autonomy, negatively impacting employees' mental health.


The Consequences of Mental Strain at Work

The AOK absenteeism report shows that mental illness in the workplace has increased significantly over the last ten years and leads to many and particularly long absences. According to the German Federal Ministry of Health approximately 50 million people in the EU suffer from depression, anxiety disorders, and burnout.. These issues are often stigmatized, resulting in a lack of support and treatment, which ultimately leads to negative individual and societal impacts.


Prevention Pays Off

Preventing mental health issues in the workplace is crucial. Here are some recommendations for how companies and employees can work together to promote mental health: 

  • Provide Autonomy and Decision-Making Power: Employees should have the opportunity to shape their work and make decisions.

  • Ensure Manageable Workloads: Workloads should be realistic and manageable to avoid overburdening employees.

  • Foster a Positive Work Culture: A positive workplace where respect and recognition are practiced significantly contributes to mental health.

  • Establish Effective Conflict Resolution: Clear and fair conflict management helps reduce tension and stress.

  • Encourage Work-Life Balance: Clear boundaries between work and personal life help ensure necessary rest and recovery.

  • Practice Mindfulness and Stress Management: Techniques for managing stress, regular breaks, mindfulness exercises, and self-care are vital for maintaining mental well-being. A healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise, also plays a crucial role.


Promoting mental health in the workplace requires the commitment of all parties involved. Employees should pay attention to their own needs and seek professional help when necessary. Employers must fulfill their responsibilities by implementing measures to support their employees' mental health. Only by working together can we create a work environment that supports mental well-being and contributes to long-term collective success.

Interested in finding out more? Then stay tuned!

Please note that all pages in the hyperlinks are in German.

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Diversity at TrenkwalderDiversity at Trenkwalder
Diversity at Trenkwalder

Team Trenkwalder

21 days ago

3 min read

Company NewsSocial care

Diversity at Trenkwalder

Respect and diversity is an integral part of our corporate culture and is firmly anchored in our Code of Conduct.

June is Pride Month - the month when LGBTQI+ communities around the world come together to celebrate the freedom to be themselves or protest against the lack of freedom to do so.

At Trenkwalder, we value diversity and embrace a culture of mutual appreciation and respect, regardless of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation and identity, ethnic or cultural origin and religion. We value our employees as unique personalities and benefit from their different experiences and backgrounds.

These rules of conduct are therefore laid down in the Trenkwalder Code of Conduct.

An employee's sexual orientation and identity is often considered a “private matter” for their career. This leads to employees hiding their identity and orientation or disguising themselves so as not to jeopardize their career and avoid discrimination.

At Trenkwalder, everyone can and should be who they are, as this is the only way for every employee to develop their full potential. Only an open-minded and open corporate culture releases synergies and promotes equal cooperation.

This benefits employees and the company in equal measure.

Find out more about diversity at Trenkwalder on YouTube.





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Workplace SafetyWorkplace Safety
Workplace Safety

Team Trenkwalder

about 1 month ago

7 min read

Company NewsHuman resources

Workplace Safety

For the prevention of accidents at work

According to Anette Wahl-Wachendorf, Vice President of the Association of German Company Doctors, it has been proven that fewer accidents occur in companies that are supported by a company doctor and that occupational illnesses occur less frequently.

When it comes to healthy working, the focus is not only on the correct design of the workplace, but also very importantly on the issue of occupational safety.

After all, the most attractive and ergonomic workplace is useless if safety is not guaranteed.

The aim of occupational safety is to minimize the risk of accidents for employees. Every employee must therefore be made aware of potential hazards in the workplace.

In principle, all work equipment must be checked for health hazards. This applies to machines and working materials as well as office equipment.

Especially in the commercial sector, such protective measures are very important to prevent accidents. This includes the provision and wearing of protective clothing as well as precise instruction on the operation of equipment and machines and possible hazards.

The following points ensure safety in the workplace:

The risk assessment is regulated in §5 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and DGUV Regulation 1. It is an important prerequisite for safety in the workplace. Only if a risk assessment has been carried out in accordance with the regulations will employees know how they should behave at the workplace, when which type of protective clothing must be worn and which tasks require caution due to health risks.

Instruction in this is the employer's duty and takes place during working hours. New instruction is required when changing jobs. An instruction sheet serves as documentation and is confirmed by the employee's signature.

First aid must be guaranteed in an emergency, which is why every company must have trained first aiders who know what to do in an emergency. The number of first aiders in the company is regulated in §26 DGUV Regulation 1.

The occupational safety specialist ensures compliance with all safety requirements in the company. They are specially trained by the employer. The requirements and scope of their work are set out in DGUV Regulation 2 .
It is supported by the safety officer, an honorary, advisory function.

The role of the company doctor is regulated in §3 of the German Occupational Health and Safety Act, DGUV Regulation 2 and in the regulations of the employers' liability insurance associations. It has the task and duty to support the employer in occupational safety and accident prevention in all matters relating to health protection.

Many employees work from home. How is occupational safety regulated there?

A teleworking workplace is defined in the Workplace Ordinance and is permanently set up by the employer. The home office has not yet been legally defined. Nonetheless, companies must comply with their duty to protect, through the German Occupational Health and Safety Act and the German Occupational Safety and Health Act. The DGUV, together with the employers' liability insurance associations and accident insurance funds, has published tips for the optimal home office, which we have summarized in our blog article Healthy at work.

IMPORTANT: It is not only the employer who is responsible for safety and protection in the workplace, but of course every employee too - for themselves and for their colleagues.

Interested in finding out more? Then stay tuned!

Please note that all pages in the hyperlinks are in German.

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Sustainability & environmental protection at TrenkwalderSustainability & environmental protection at Trenkwalder
Sustainability & environmental protection at Trenkwalder

Team Trenkwalder

about 2 months ago

5 min read

Company NewsSocial care

Sustainability & environmental protection at Trenkwalder

Sustainability and environmental protection is an integral part of our corporate culture and is firmly anchored in our Code of Conduct.

“Sustainability - We are aware of our responsibility towards the environment and are committed to sustainable action. We strive to use resources efficiently and minimize our ecological footprint.” (Excerpt from the Code of Conduct 2024)

Trenkwalder sees it as its duty and obligation to play a positive role in shaping society and to assume both social and societal responsibility. The aim is to play a pioneering role towards customers, employees and applicants and to set a good example.

Sustainability is the core element of our actions and an integral part of our strategy. Sustainability extends from the actions of every employee to the way in which projects are carried out. This also includes topics as occupational safety, quality management, environmental and energy management, compliance and business conduct, right through to our cooperation with interest groups.

Our employees at Trenkwalder consider environmental protection issues in all their activities and use energy and resources consiously, are trained in this and become prudent partners when it comes to sustainability.

Trenkwalder's sustainable environmental management is DIN EN ISO 14001 (Dekra) certified. The core idea of DIN EN ISO 14001 is the promotion of environmental protection, the reduction of environmental impacts and thus the correct implementation of operational environmental goals.

Hence, Trenkwalder participates in environmental projects such as Plant-for-the-Planet. With this cooperation we support the protection, renaturation and reforestation of Mexico's tropical forests.




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