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Kurtz Ersa once again top employer

For the second time in succession, Kurtz Ersa was confirmed as one of the “Best Employers in Germany” in February 2018. This was the conclusion reached by a study published by the business magazine FOCUS BUSINESS in cooperation with the business network Xing and the employer rating portal kununu.

As in the previous year, the machine builder Kurtz Ersa is therefore among the country’s most popular employers. The local Main-Spessart region enjoys almost full employment with an unemployment rate of 1.8 % (status April 2018) – and at Kurtz Ersa, in particular, employees find ideal conditions in which to promote their professional careers and specifically advance the fortunes of their company. The external jury for the FOCUS ranking assessed Kurtz Ersa as particularly good in the categories “Electronics & Electronic Engineering “ (16th place), “Manufacturing and Processing of Raw Materials and Construction Materials” (16th place) and “Machine and System Engineering” (14th place).

For the first time, in addition to the overall winners, and winners in the various branches, Statista also declared the Top 50 companies in the eight new categories “Internationality”, “Digital Workplace”, “Working Environment”, “Careers”“, “Initiative”, “Advanced Training & Development”, “Management Culture” and “Healthy & Fit”. Here too, Kurtz Ersa achieved good ratings – with regard to further training and development, the company’s internal Hammer Academy and the diverse further training options secured Kurtz Ersa 19th Place. Employees at Kurtz Ersa also enjoy excellent career prospects– as reflected by 27th Place in the category Career.

Believes in sustainable teaching methods: Kurtz Ersa is a Premium Partner of “Smart Lab 4.0”
Believes in sustainable teaching methods: Kurtz Ersa is a Premium Partner of “Smart Lab 4.0”

Confirmed: Outstanding personnel work

For the Human Resources Team at Kurtz Ersa, the excellent result in the study, which was conducted for the sixth time, represents confirmation of the significant intensification of personnel development – particularly in view of the increased use of digitalised tools. Across the company, this extensive use of resources led to over 200 hirings in 2017 and, in terms of turnover, ended with the fourth year of growth in succession .  “We are doubly delighted with the rating – on the one hand, with the fact that we were able to match the outstanding result of the last ranking and, on the other hand, that we are performing in the same league as such global players as Bosch and Siemens,” said Verena Alina Bartschat, Head of Personal Development at Kurtz Ersa.

Premium partner of “Smart Lab 4.0”

For the determination of the best national employees, the Hamburg market research institute Statista drew on over 127,000 employee ratings from an independent online questionnaire, a survey among Xing members and current kununu data. The decisive question was the extent to which employees would be willing to recommend their own employer to others. With a rating of 4.44  points (maximum 5 points), Kurtz Ersa also received an above-average rating in kununu from the employee perspective. In order to maintain this high level, Kurtz Ersa also implements sustainable teaching methods. Since March 2018, Kurtz Ersa has been a Premium Partner of the “Smart Lab 4.0”. The alliance with the Vocational School Centre in Wertheim encompasses the use of a Smart Factory in miniature format. The approximately five meter long conveyor belt makes all the aspects of control engineering, automation and robotics available for teaching purposes with a fully integrated production line at 4.0 level as well as the regulation and control of a comprehensive merchandise management system. The 3D printer, too, can be used to train apprentices, students and employees of Kurtz Ersa within the framework of the Hammer Academy. Kurtz Ersa therefore goes one step further down the road of innovative and future-oriented staff training.

Strong alliance for the future: the “Smart Lab 4.0” as a joint undertaking in the Main-Tauber Administrative District – among others, Kurtz Ersa CEO Rainer Kurtz
Strong alliance for the future: the “Smart Lab 4.0” as a joint undertaking in the Main-Tauber Administrative District – among others, Kurtz Ersa CEO Rainer Kurtz

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