Knorr-Bremse recognised for excellence

German braking technology company, Knorr-Bremse, has been certified as ‘Top Employer for Engineers in Germany’ for the fifth time by the Top Employers Institute.

“As a globally active company, we can offer employees exciting international positions in a dynamic sector,” said Knorr-Bremse Chairman of the Executive Board.

“At the same time, we are a family-owned business that applies high standards of fairness and responsibility. And our employees experience this anew every day.

“It is precisely this combination that makes Knorr-Bremse so attractive to our engineers and empowers our employees to take on responsibility and play an active, creative role.

“At the same time we are aware that we demand high performance from our employees – so we need people with an entrepreneurial spirit and a will to succeed. Beyond this, Knorr-Bremse also offers a raft of solutions for improving work-life balance as well as a broad portfolio of benefits,” he said.

This is the fifth time that Knorr-Bremse has been recognised for the excellence of its employment practices,  reportedly earning the company a place in the elite group of certified Top Employers.

Knorr-Bremse was appraised in the categories Talent Strategy, Workforce Planning, On-boarding, Learning and Development, Performance Management, Leadership Development, Career & Succession Management, Compensation & Benefits, and Culture.

Lizhu Qu, a participant in the Knorr-Bremse management trainee program who holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Management, said: “I was born and raised in China. I believe that you have to be open to new things – to new cultures, new people, new ways of thinking.

“This is a mindset that anyone can adopt. You just need courage, respect, and at the same time, a sense of fun. And I have encountered all of these things at Knorr-Bremse in Munich,” she said.

Ideal working conditions let people grow and develop in both their professional and personal lives, according to Steffen Neefe of the Top Employers Institute.

“Our detailed validation process showed that Knorr-Bremse has created an outstanding employee environment, which it continuously works to optimise,” said Neefe. “This includes the innovative secondary benefits offered to employees, the modern and flexible working conditions the company has established, and an effective performance management approach which fully aligns with the corporate culture.”

The annual worldwide analysis performed by the Top Employers Institute resulted in 1,620 companies in 116 countries receiving the award. As an essential component of this certification program, all participating companies undergo an internationally standardised evaluation process and must meet stringent criteria and very high standards to receive certification.

(Image: Knorr-Bremse Management Evolution Program Trainee, Lizhu Qu.)

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