The topic of mental health is particularly close to her heart. Two years of the Covid19 pandemic, economic instability and the Ukraine war so close to one's own border have also left many people in Poland deeply exhausted. "We offer our employees webinars on emotional intelligence and mental health that they can access at any time." In other words, exactly when they need them, regardless of office hours. A Pandemic telephone hotline also helps people seek professional help. "We do far more for the mental health of our employees than is required by law," says Beata Molska. "For example, we offer time off to colleagues who help Ukrainian refugees."
All colleagues in the HR team at Xella Poland are trained psychologists or psychotherapists, including Beata Molska. "How to deal with stress", she says, "that's what we want to teach our colleagues". Because everyone knows stress whether it's professional or private. "But the most important thing for me is that all colleagues know that they can contact our HR team personally at any time. No matter whether they are exhausted at work, have a problem in the family or are deeply worried about something else. With us, they find a 'protected space'. Whatever someone reports to us does not find its way into a personnel file or anything like that. Trust is our most important asset."