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Table 3 Aspects of personnel policy addressing diversity of staff in participating German hospitals (2019, n = 112)

From: Diversity-sensitive measures in German hospitals – attitudes, implementation, and barriers according to administration managers

  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree n/a
We strive to keep our personnel diverse concerning age, gender, migrant background, or physical and mental disabilities 21.4% 45.5% 22.3% 9.8% 0.9%
We recruit employees in other countries in a targeted manner 25.9% 25.0% 10.7% 35.7% 2.7%
We publish vacancies on community networks and other sources to explicitly reach people with disabilities 11.6% 21.4% 33.9% 32.1% 0.9%
We offer specific services (e.g., mentoring) to facilitate integration of employees with special needs 16.1% 25.0% 39.3% 18.8% 0.9%
We increase the proportion of females in leadership positions through specific leadership training 8.9% 29.5% 33.9% 23.2% 4.5%
We improve German language skills of our employees through training courses 31.3% 26.8% 16.1% 25.0% 0.9%
We improve foreign language skills of our employees through training courses 9.8% 17.9% 28.6% 42.9% 0.9%