The employee magazines
BSH publishes various employee magazines to encourage identification with BSH as a company and to promote exchanges between the departments and sites. One medium used for internal communication is the international employee magazine inform, which is issued for all employees at the BSH sites. In addition, various local and international staff media are published throughout BSH, providing employees with local news from their respective subsidiary or site in their local language.
All BSH sites: inform
The employee magazine "inform" appeared in 1978 as the BSH successor to the "Bosch-Zünder" and "Siemens-Mitteilungen" works magazines during the company's restructuring. The publishers were responding to the employees' wish for information about their company.
inform provides relevant corporate information and news, as well as information on legislative changes that affect BSH employees. It also reports on staff training, as well as personal success stories of BSH employees, such as awards or special activities outside of work. The magazine was initially published every two months in the first few years and then every three months from 1981. It was published in German (print and online) and then also in English (print) from 1999 to 2011, with some individual issues also being produced in Polish and Dutch. In December 2018 the last issue of the magazine was published.
Examples of works magazines
Spülzeit, Edition from March 1999, German and Spanish
The forerunner to "Dishwasher News" was published from December 1998 to December 1999. The first editions appeared in German and Spanish for the dishwasher devotees at the Dillingen site and the Montañana site in Spain. The final edition from December 1999 even appeared in German, Spanish and English.
Dishwasher News. Magazine for the employees of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH at the Dillingen site
Dillingen: Dishwasher News
The employee magazine "Dishwasher News" was first published in Dillingen in 2000. The magazine reports three times a year on the latest news in the dishwasher product division and the Dillingen site. It also deals with topics that concern BSH as a whole.
Fabriktelegramm, Edition February 1999
Giengen: Fabriktelegramm. Information for our employees
The employee magazine "Fabriktelegramm" was distributed for a while to the workforce at the Giengen plant. It published information from product division management, ran reports from other plants, and informed about employee events and projects.
Trommelwirbel. Plant magazine for the BSH home appliances plant in Nauen, Edition 1/2001
The "Trommelwirbel" magazine is published for all employees at the home appliances plant in Nauen. The plant magazine is issued three times a year and reports on all the key events at the site.
Nachrichten aus dem Kleinbauwerk, 1st edition 1953 (reprinted on 60th anniversary)
Traunreut: Nachrichten aus dem Kleinbauwerk
The magazine "Nachrichten aus dem Kleinbauwerk" was published from 1953 to 1957 at the Traunreut plant. The employee newsletter was distributed to the workforce as a supplement to the Siemens-Mitteilungen four times a year. The welcoming address by the works council to mark the first edition read: "What we are aiming for here is a lively in-house magazine that gives an account of all that's happening at the plant and not just a snapshot of individual departments."
Der heiße Ofen, Edition March 2016
Traunreut: Der heiße Ofen
"Der heiße Ofen. Magazin für die Mitarbeiter der BSH Hausgeräte GmbH am Standort Traunreut." The magazine for BSH employees at the Traunreut site reported on happenings at the plant for almost twenty years. The final edition appeared in December 2016.