Occupational health management: Which requirements do you have to meet? [+ Checklist]

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Occupational health management is "in", but many are not sure how to define the task at all and what the candidates should be able to do. Therefore here an overview with checklist.

Occupational health management: Which requirements do you have to meet? [+ Checklist] health-care

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What Company expect from a health manager

A health care manager is expected to have a plan to promote health care and to maintain healthy performance even in demographic change. What skills should he bring?

Health managers should not only be able to build a WHM process, they should also be the "engine" of WHM in their home. For this they should bring the following skills.

Skills for communication and motivation

There are now many companies that are very committed to workplace health promotion and provide their employees with a variety of services. Not infrequently with the effect that at the beginning of all "yes" scream and a lot of colleagues also join in, but with the weeks many programs fall asleep and the number of participants fall.

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Therefore, health managers should be very communicative and actively seek permanent exchange with the workforce. Only those who know what their colleagues want can also operate a good health marketing in the company. Employee surveys can be carried out for this purpose, but the personal interview with the employee is to be replaced by nothing.


At least as important is the ability to work in a team, for example in cooperation with the HR department and the executives. In many cases, the position is also affiliated to the personnel area. Here it is about personnel development measures, for example, on the topic of "healthy leadership" with the PE colleagues vote and organize.

But the managers should also be brought into the boat by the health manager. This is not always easy since these are often measured on indicators other than health scores. Whoever manages to win the superiors as an ally and multiplier makes the work enormous.

Sportiness with exemplary function

"Last but not least" it is important for him to be "athletic" and to prove endurance and frustration tolerance. Not always, all offers are accepted as you imagine and wish for yourself.

From time to time there are even "health malady", which seemingly always have an excuse mating, why this offer just does not fit for them or why the operation would have to do much more. It's best to go jogging regularly or do some other sport to get fit for this job. This keeps you healthy and ensures that you are a good and credible role model.

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Which requirements are made exactly to a health manager, we have listed here again in a checklist:

  • Can collect and evaluate health figures
  • operational resources and burdens
  • To develop solutions for the promotion of health resources
  • Solutions / ideas to reduce stress
  • Organize and coordinate measures for health promotion (project management)
  • health-promoting offers in the company permanently communicate
  • high participation rate
  • Build up / expand the interest and motivation of the employees and keep them long term
  • creative and innovative ideas themselves
  • Making the success of health promotion measurable

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