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  • 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report

A magnet for global digital talent

As a leading European ICT img service provider, we need the best minds: creative thinkers and employees with a knack for technology that want to help us design the digital transformation. We look for top talent in all countries, which also contributes to the further internationalization of our Group. Our global Employer Value Proposition showcases what distinguishes us as an employer.

We offer applicants a worldwide platform for job searches and international standards in our selection process. We use diverse digital channels for recruiting, including our Global Online Challenge Platform, for example. It is aimed at students, graduates and IT professionals worldwide who enjoy mastering virtual business games. Since 2018 we have been testing the use of online games in application processes. They were used in the Assessment Center of our trainee program Start up!, for example. The games supply us with additional information on applicants’ personality. We also opened the doors to the open workspace CMD+O in Munich and Cologne for a few weeks at the end of 2018. It offered IT experts, young professionals and students space to implement their own projects, forge valuable contacts, and broaden their horizons. They could take part in workshops and attend presentations. By employing these and other measures, we were able to acquire over 3,000 new employees, mainly in ICT, in Germany alone in 2018.

Diversity is an integral part of our corporate culture, which is why we are trying to attract greater numbers of women to our company. We encourage women in STEM img subjects and professions with the Women’s STEM Award, which we have been presenting since 2013 in collaboration with the “audimax” student magazine and the MINT-Zukunft-schaffen (Creating a STEM future) initiative. We also support Femtec, a career-building program for female STEM students with management potential, as well as Global Digital Women, an international network of movers and shakers in the digital industry. We also attended women&work, Europe’s key career trade fair for women, to specifically target female candidates.

Awards

We also received several honors for our recruiting activities in 2018 and defended second place in the overall ranking of the market research institute Potentialpark. We even captured the top spot in the individual categories “Career Website” and “Social Media.” We also won the trendence Employer Branding Award in the category “Best Employer Branding for Students” in 2018. In addition, we were named the most attractive employer for our trade fair presence at women&work.