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Growth as “attractive employer”

By mid-year, the Ifo Business Climate Index had reached a new record high – German businesses rate the economic outlook more positively than they have done in a long time. This also applies for the Kurtz Ersa Group, which reported the third record year in succession in 2016 with turnover of EUR 247 million, and which continues on an expansion course in the current year. In addition to innovative products, this takes one other vital element: an effective, perfectly-networked team.

Kurtz Ersa - top employer

Growth always also means the expansion of the existing team – Kurtz Ersa has already reached a figure of 1,350 employees; mid-year (status 27.06.2017), the group reported 30 unfilled positions. With an unemployment rate of 1.9% in the Main-Spessart region in May, the reporting month (statistics of the Federal Employment Agency), finding suitable applicants for the advertised positions is becoming increasingly challenging. Here, Kurtz Ersa positions itself as an attractive employer with a lot to offer its staff – including flexible, family-friendly working time models, fringe benefits, productivity bonuses, development opportunities and an extensive programme of apprenticeships and advanced professional training. This appeals to applicants – in addition, with streamlined professional processes, the Human Resources Team has succeeded in achieving a recruitment time of just over 40 days for Kurtz Ersa.

Procuring new staff is one side of the coin – the other involves up-skilling the existing workforce for digital networking. An important success factor here is the company’s own knowledge platform, the Hammer Academy, which opened at the beginning of 2016 and was expanded this spring with a further two classrooms. Absolutely justified as the enrolment numbers have long since exceed the 4,000 mark; every year, 400 training courses take place. For many years now, Kurtz Ersa has also been extremely active as a company training apprentices, with the proportion of apprentices significantly above 10%. Many former Kurtz Ersa apprentices remain loyal to the company and launch their careers as skilled workers here. The specific measures aimed at enhancing our “attractive employer” status are therefore taking effect and becoming part of our corporate culture – in objective terms too: in this year’s Focus survey, run in cooperation with Kununu, Kurtz Ersa landed among the top five in German engineering – and even made second place among the small and medium-sized engineering companies. Confirmation and incentive in equal measure!


Kurtz Ersa - top employer at sports event WÜ2RUN

New Kurtz Ersa Image Film

Kurtz Ersa - YouTube Channel

“And … action!” was the instruction from the film crew to be heard at all kinds of different locations at Kurtz Ersa in spring. The film team was out and about on a mission to produce the new Kurtz Ersa image film. With “speed” as a leitmotiv, the film shows what Kurtz Ersa stands for: innovation, drive and high-tech processes. With a range of scenes and fast editing sequences the clip shows in just over 2 minutes what it is that characterises Kurtz Ersa. Enjoy watching it!



Kurtz Ersa Hammerwein 2017

In mid-March, the HAMMERWEIN 2017, was chosen on the Eisenhammer. For the 4th time, guests decided which of the six nominated wines achieved the greatest number of points in the categories bouquet, taste and harmony. The winner – and therefore, for the next year, holder of the title Kurtz Ersa HAMMERWEIN – was “DER BACCHUS”. Characteristics: old vines, dry, 2015 vintage from the vineyard Weingut Augustin, Sulzfeld.



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