Best Employer Award 2016 Germany

Published on 30-01-2016

Last Thursday night CompanyMatch (Jil Sporleder and myself) joined the Best Employer Award Ceremony 2016 in the Museum of Communication in Berlin. The Best Employer Awards in Germany is initiated by Focus and powered by three leading HR partners in the German market: XING, Kununu and Statista.

For our Dutch readers: XING is what Linkedin is to us in the Netherlands and it is the leading online professional network in the DACH market. Kununu (a XING company) is what we know as Glassdoor in the Netherlands. A cool initiative which allows  you to recommend your employer or investigate them when you are looking for a (new) job. Statista is a Research & Analysis firm. Together they collected data from 2.000 companies and recommendations of over 70.000 employees within a different set of industries to determine the winners of 2016.


CompanyMatch serves over 350 companies in 4 countries (NL, BE, UK and DE) like: Henkel, Philips, ASML, Deloitte, Randstad. As we entered the German market with CompanyMatch in 2015 we are now actively building on our client base on the concept of – the hire for cultural fit – with companies in Germany like: Siemens, Sky Deutschland, Barmenia, Philips and Manpowergroup Germany (and more to come), we joined the event to meet up with our existing relations, partners and potential new ones.

In the Netherlands we are familiar with several best employer listings. However I must say that the German version is impressive. Well organized, top location and with key note speakers from the political scene, whom to my surprise were pretty clear on how they think the labour market should evolve with and without Governmental interference. I personally like the German ‘gründlichkeit’ in how the Award Ceremony is put into place. Together with good food & drinks and people dressed up for an evening out, I would say this is a very successful event. For that matter, I would like to see the same happening in the Netherlands again where according to my observation the events seem to have eroded and where the corporates involved don’t seem to care that much anymore.

These are the top 5 winners of the German Best Employer Awards 2016:

  1. DM
  2. Audi
  3. Techniker Krankenkasse
  4. BMW
  5. Airbus


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