We have grown together with our people. As a family business, respecting and caring about our employees have been fundamental principles of the way we operate and do business since the very beginning, and we have built an attractive, inclusive workplace full of growth opportunities.
The SDGs we are committed to
Occupational health and safety
The challenges we undertake
Italian language support for non-native speaking employees
Recruitment of 90 people with disabilities in the next 3-5 years within Markas Austria
MARKAS CAREER PATH
Exploring employee development opportunities for multidisciplinary growth
Certification of the commitment to adopt strategies and behaviours aimed at promoting and improving the work-life balance of employees
Occupational health and safety
Further improving the OHS Management System through the introduction of a corporate behavioural safety protocol based on the analysis and study of the behaviours adopted by workers and taking any necessary corrective actions
AUTOMATIC PROVISION OF PPE
Implementing a digital mode to track PPE deliveries to workers and related checks on the proper use of PPE
Between 2020 and 2022, 10,532 people joined our team.
Today, our employees come from 90 countries around the world and speak 50 different languages.
We believe that diversity is a value.
profile of Our people
on permanent contracts
on part-time contracts
the average age in Italy
the average age in Austria and Germany
An inclusive working environment
We offer everyone the same opportunities. Our goal, indeed, is to support the growth of our people to achieve better results.
Employee Satisfaction Survey
carried out online with a 20% participation rate
the certification process is underway
Caring for talent
Offering people development opportunities means enriching internal skills and building a stronger foundation for growth. Training is therefore a strategic activity for us, to which we pay a great deal of attention.
Training hours provided in 2022*
average training hours per employee**
* Data concerning Markas Italia and Markas Austria
** Data concerning Markas Italia
A safe place where our employees can feel good in order to work well. Occupational health and safety have always been among our priority and key commitments, to which we dedicate various welfare initiatives to help increase corporate well-being.
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From words to actions
One of the key issues that emerged from the 2022 Employee Satisfaction Survey is the need to improve interaction and communication between Markas’ offices and contracted staff. This is why we launched MarkasXvoi (Markas for You): an initiative aimed at being closer to our staff who carry out their day-to-day work at our clients’ premises. In the framework of this initiative, Markas teams – composed of managers, employees and directors – visit our clients’ premises to get to know staff members and talk about issues related to the management of the employment relationship, health and safety, welfare and the latest company developments. In 2022, two days of meetings were organised in Trieste and three days in Rome, which saw the participation of more than 600 staff members.
Working in an inclusive way
Markas focuses on the employment of people with disabilities. During a workshop involving colleagues from Austria with and myAbility, a social enterprise, Markas developed a plan of goals and measures and continues to organise events in order to network with other companies engaged in this area.
The “Inclusive Working” project, promoted in Austria, aims to employ more people with disabilities in Markas, thus supporting their independence and autonomy. The goal is to create a work environment tailored to their needs and to enhance the employees’ strengths, allowing them to focus on their personal skills and abilities. The Markas Inclusion Officer is responsible for the strategic and long-term implementation of the project and is the internal and external point of contact. In 2022, the focus was also on raising awareness among facility managers specifically with regard to the relationship with people with disabilities. Internal communication through payroll inserts and Markas News has been increasingly used to inform employees about this initiative and to help create awareness in this area.
The issue of inclusion was also touched upon in the onboarding of new colleagues. Finally, to break down communication barriers, a sign language course was also promoted.
Markas Health and Markas Safety
Measures adopted as part of the “Markas Health” and “Markas Safety” projects aim to promote the health of employees and to ensure their safety.
In 2022, among others, Markas Health included a movement analysis that identifies incorrect stressors in daily work. In addition, a back fitness course was offered at the Markas Austria headquarters and the “moving break” initiative was introduced.
In internal communication, more attention was paid to informing employees about healthy eating.
As part of the Markas Safety project, an online platform was also created to disseminate content on occupational safety. Training courses on risk prevention were held in Salzburg and Tyrol. An information campaign on the topic of “Falls” has been launched. In addition, focus was also placed on body protection, offering training on workplace ergonomics.
Markas Lift: a lift for the future
Markas launched Markas Lift to give the children of all employees – and in particular those of operational staff – access to training programmes otherwise not easily accessible to them.
As the name “lift” implies, the project acts as a “lifting” mechanism for young people to gain access to the world of work, an accelerator of skills to better prepare them for their professional future. The initiative, which is held in Bolzano every two years and involves 16 children of Markas employees aged between 18 and 29, offers the opportunity to take part in a bootcamp dedicated to growth and the discovery of individual potential.
During the first edition held in September 2021, the participants spent a week in a facility surrounded by nature in the Bolzano area, the city where the company’s headquarters are located. The participants’ days were filled with indoor and outdoor training and workshops.
Company directors and managers participated in the project discussing the world of work with participants and sharing with them the dynamics behind a structured company like Markas, as well as introducing them to the main business processes, to be able to take advantage of the experience gained “from and in Markas”.
The project will be back for its second edition in 2023, giving other young individuals the opportunity to participate in this important initiative.