01/31/2012

Kerkhoff Consulting is one of the best employers among medium-sized enterprises

Düsseldorf, January 31, 2012 – Kerkhoff Consulting, the consultancy specializing in purchasing and supply chain management, has been awarded as one of best employers among medium-sized enterprises in the contest "Top Job 2012". The Institut für Führung und Personalmanagement [Institute for Leadership and Personnel Management] at the University of St. Gallen asked the employees of Kerkhoff Consulting about their job satisfaction. Kerkhoff Consulting landed among the top 5 with regard to companies having between 100 and 500 employees.

The consultancy received above-average ratings from its employees in all disciplines: Leadership, motivation, communications, employee development and perspective, family orientation and internal entrepreneurship. "I'm very pleased about this result", says Stefanie Kerkhoff, Managing Partner of Kerkhoff Consulting and responsible for personnel. "The feedback from our employees shows: Despite the high workload prevailing at consultancies, our executives are able to motivate their staff. Although they demand great commitment, they also foster their employees' talents as well. For that, I want to thank very much especially all our colleagues with leadership responsibility."

Kerkhoff Consulting has consultants with a high analytical competence as well as high emotional competence. "Our clients are predominantly SMBs or entrepreneurially driven companies", says Stefanie Kerkhoff. "Accordingly, we need people who not only have brains but who can also roll up their sleeves. That's how we are always able to meet our client's expectations."

In the past, Kerkhoff Consulting repeatedly received awards for its consulting quality. In 2009, the company won the title of "Hidden Champion of the Consultancy Market" in the business journal CAPITAL. In the special field of "Purchasing", clients gave Kerkhoff Consulting better marks than major international consultancies. In the years 2010 and 2011, clients elected the consultancy as one of the best supply chain consultancies in Germany ("Best of Consulting") in the trade journal Wirtschaftswoche.

Stefanie Kerkhoff says: "Our clients would not have awarded us again and again in the past if they hadn't been completely convinced of us. That conviction can only have been brought about by our motivated and committed employees: Our consultants on location at the customer; our administration, and our support staff at headquarters in Düsseldorf. That's why we must continue to be an attractive employer, getting young people into responsibility and offering them jobs they can enjoy and which will enrich them."

About "Top Job 2012": The contest is organized by compamedia GmbH. Since 2005, Heike Bruch is the scientific head of "Top Job". She is Professor and Director at the Institut für Führung und Personalmanagement at the University of St. Gallen referenced above. Mentor of "Top Job 2012" is the former German Federal Minister of Economics Wolfgang Clement. Altogether 94 companies received awards as top employers in 2012.