Comprehensive skills and allow company-specific measures of demographic change with an increase in life expectancy in low birth rate brings a significant ageing of the society. This has a significant impact on the future availability of skilled professionals. Already exists a shortage, which is is expected to accelerate in the future in various areas. The need for occupational health management (BGM) is increasingly recognized from sites of companies and institutions in Germany. While this focus was long time especially on the sick - and accident rates, the effects of mental stress on performance and willingness and below on absenteeism in the foreground back increasingly lately.
Modern working environments demand their price today's work world opts for increasingly flexible workplaces and flexible working hours, what with modern technology such as mobile applications, cloud computing, etc. is supported. This applies in particular for those who are currently in their twenties or thirties, take advantage of the people, which occurred after the year 2000 in the labour market and strengthened social networks and mobile technology. Such flexibility in the workplace creates not only freedom and their own choices, but increases such as through any continuous availability - also the psychological pressure, which lies on the individual employee. For example, internal problems such as a high sick leave in the industry comparison, a high turnover or a work commitment of employees, estimated as reduced are way possible motives for an introduction of a BGM BGM. There, depending on the company/institution both physical problem areas such as such as high patient numbers in the range of muscle skeletal diseases as psychological stress due to high workload, permanent reachability etc. can be relevant, need skills comprehensive professionals in the field of BGM: by collecting data at the respective operation (E.g. in the form of workplace inspections or employee surveys) about the development, evaluation and further development of its own BGM concepts through implementation and guide individual implementing measures.