Picture credits: Standortagentur Tirol

Work-life balance

The natural backdrop motivates people in Tirol to be active and perform better at work.

Work-life balance

The mountains right on your doorstep and great employers. A combination that provides a high degree of satisfaction in Tirol and – not excluding a possible connection – a long and healthy life.

Simply climb up and down a mountain in your lunch break and then put on your business suit and carry on working – not a problem for people working in Tirol who just want to get some fresh air, relax, do some exercise or simply have fun. After all, you can get to Tirol's recreation areas, forest paths, training routes or pistes quickly, anytime and anywhere. And the employers in Tirol appreciate their active, nature-loving employees as this kind of quality of life not only makes them far more stress-resistant but also more committed.

And that's official: because according to the World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) 2013, Austria ranked an excellent fourth place for labour relations as well as employee motivation. The natural surroundings, quality of leisure activities and a good relationship with their bosses are probably also reasons why 76% of the people here find their environment attractive to live and work in. The Tiroleans can enjoy this satisfaction for an especially long time – they have the highest life expectancy among the Austrians, 80.4 years for men and 84.5 for women. And this feeling of satisfaction keeps them fit. Because in the Austrian federal state rankings, they are also the healthiest Austrians with the highest expertise in this field.

The companies in Tirol greatly appreciate the motivation that the quality of the natural surroundings, of life and of leisure in the region provides. But they don't simply rely on this all, they also contribute to it. Just to name a few examples: the company World-Direct specialised in developing innovative IT applications have their headquarters in Sistrans, with 2,166 inhabitants, and offers its employees ample space for creative breaks, effective communication and fun with their colleagues thanks to the modern architecture, the free breakfast buffet, communal cooking and table football. It's not without reason that Tirol's companies are often voted the best employers in Austria. Fritz Egger GmbH & Co KG from St. Johann in Tirol has already been voted Austria's best employer for health promotion or the Tirolean supermarket chain MPreis, which has just been voted one of the best Austrian employers in the 500+ employees category.

A high quality of life and proactive employers – Tirol provides the perfect conditions for a healthy work-life balance as well as for a balanced working environment. And the people who live here benefit from it all.