Employees rank among the most important factors in Hannover Re's success. Employing successful staff over the long term is one of the ten key elements of the Group Strategy. The company is committed to fostering its employees to the best of its ability in their professional and personal growth. Personnel management at Hannover Re is assisted by the "Performance Excellence" management system. For example, agreements are reached with managerial staff on targets (management by objectives) and Personnel Development Workshops are held with the aim of furthering staff development.

The high regard in which Hannover Re is held as an employer is demonstrated not only by a low staff turnover rate by industry standards but also by, among other things, the findings of the international employee survey.