Around 40 leading family businesses from all over Germany presented themselves to 650 highly qualified specialists and executives on the "Family Business Career Day" at the end of November on the premises of B. Braun Melsungen AG.
Prof. Dr. Heinz-Walter Große (photo), CEO and HR Director at B. Braun, outlined in his welcome address the set of values that family businesses stand for, "longevity and sustainability dictate the personnel policy in family businesses - and that includes high-priority to develop measures that bring family and work in harmony."
The 15th Family Business Career Day took place at Kärcher in Winnenden at the end of June. 550 highly qualified managers got to learn about concrete job offers from the 50 family businesses represented in the new auditorium.
"Family businesses have much to offer," said Hartmut Jenner, CEO of Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG. In addition to flat hierarchies, experience abroad and a long-term orientation, Kärcher itself entrusts young people to take responsibility for projects with seven digit (Euro) figures.
The recruitment of specialists and executives has once more become urgent for all family businesses because of political legislative initiatives, Jenner explained, referring to the retirement age of 63. At Kärcher, one had expected 50 employees to take the opportunity to retire earlier. In fact, it was 200.