BSH again one of Germany's top employers
CRF recognizes home appliance manufacturer for its excellent personnel managementMunich, March 9, 2012 (bsh) – Again this year, BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH is officially counted among the best employers in Germany. In a new study from the CRF Institute, Europe's leading home appliance manufacturer has been named "Top Employer in Germany 2012" for the sixth consecutive year for its outstanding and progressive HR management. Training and development opportunities in the company received especially high ratings; here BSH got the highest possible score. A total of 118 companies were certified in the Germany-wide, cross-sector study.
BSH offers its employees very good working conditions, excellent development opportunities and a corporate culture with a strong emphasis on values – which shows in the latest ranking by the CRF Institute. With the "Top Employer in Germany 2012" designation, the company has demonstrated its leadership among German companies in modern and effective personnel management for the sixth straight year.
"Since we view the continual development of our employees as a key factor in our long-term success, we are very pleased to receive this award once again," says Rainer Kinateder, head of personnel development and HR communications at BSH. "Enabling lifelong learning for our employees and promoting open communication among them belong to our corporate culture."
Since 2003, the CRF Institute has been identifying Germany's most attractive employers every year. The participating companies are evaluated according to five different criteria: career opportunities, primary benefits, secondary benefits and worklife balance, training and development, and corporate culture. In addition, business journalists have gained insights into day-to-day corporate life from on-site interviews. In four of the five examined criteria, BSH scored at least 4.5 out of five possible points – including the highest possible score in the training and development category.
"We are especially pleased that we did so well in this particular category since we emphasize modern and innovative concepts for our staff development," adds Kinateder. For over ten years, the BSH Academy has offered a wide range of continuing education opportunities with over 80 internal and equally many external trainers; the offerings are selectively expanded as needed. It has a training center at Kloster Zangberg in Upper Bavaria and is also represented at all German locations and many international ones. Learning on the job via e-learning programs is a further important feature of the training landscape at BSH. For instance, e-learning programs about compliance are available at BSH in eleven different languages.