Harro Höfliger awarded TOP JOB seal for outstanding employer qualities
The production and packaging machine specialist has been recognized as one of the most attractive employers among German mid-sized companies.
Harro Höfliger has been honored as one of Germany’s best employers and was awarded the TOP JOB trophy 2022. The seal is awarded annually by the Center for Employer Attractiveness (zeag GmbH) on the basis of an employee survey.
The approximately 1,600 employees at Harro Höfliger gave their employer very good marks as part of the Germany-wide "Top Job" benchmark. The family-owned company had applied for the employer seal for the first time, which is scientifically supported by the Institute for Leadership and Human Resource Management at the University of St. Gallen. "After many years of rapid growth, we wanted to get feedback from our employees," says Uwe Amann, Managing Director Human Resources. "It was important for us to see how the changes are viewed by colleagues and how the attractiveness of the company and our HR work are rated."
Above all, it is the atmosphere of mutual trust, the lived values of a family-owned business and the future security that Harro Höfligers employees appreciate. Everyday work is characterized by project-oriented work and a high degree of freedom with regard to one's own activities: "A special feature of our company is the personal responsibility of our project teams," says Uwe Amann. "A project is processed holistically from A to Z, so our employees acquire a wide range of skills – anyone who needs additional specialist support receives individual training on the job."
Following this company philosophy, Harro Höfliger’s trainees are involved in specific projects at an early stage as well. "We recognize talent and create development opportunities," says Uwe Amann. The Swabian medium-sized company also promotes internal careers in a targeted manner. According to the company, a swift rise from apprentice to a key or management position is not unusual. The sustainable development of young professionals is seen as an investment in the future of Harro Höfliger. "We work for the demanding pharmaceutical industry," explains Uwe Amann. "Innovation is a key competence in this area."