FH Kufstein Tirol receives multiple Awards as Top Employer
FH Kufstein Tirol has many awards under its belt that recognize the institution as a family-friendly and multi-faceted employer. With flexible working hours, an open culture, and constant internal exchange, FH Kufstein Tirol promotes a pleasant and creative work environment. “We are very pleased about the positive reviews from the representative platforms, surveys and rankings. The well-being of our employees and a collegial atmosphere are our greatest assets. This is also reflected in the recently published employer branding video – a great way for outsiders to take a look behind the scenes,” says Christoph Reimer, MA, Head of Human Resources Management at FH Kufstein Tirol.
A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES AT FH KUFSTEIN TIROL
The University of Applied Sciences Kufstein Tirol is a continuously developing organization in the knowledge industry. It is an employer offering versatile and engaging roles and responsibilities in teaching, research, and administration. Staff can expect a work environment that is both family-friendly and promotes performance, with flexible working conditions in a culture based on partnership. Benefits include an institutional health and wellbeing policy, subsidized meals, and career breaks.
In addition to the great workplace atmosphere, the quality of life in Kufstein is another selling point, offering a central location in the heart of Europe and the unique flair of a fortress town. All of this is further complemented by countless leisure opportunities in one of the most beautiful regions of the Alps. FH Kufstein Tirol has been certified as a family-friendly employer since 2012 and has already received multiple awards in the business journal Trend.
For the fifth time, the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein has been ranked among the 300 top employers in Austria by the business journal Trend. A total of around 1,300 Austrian companies were selected for the survey, which compared and evaluated employers against the best companies in their industries. FH Kufstein Tirol was ranked 125th overall and 11th within education and research. The business journal trend determines Austria’s top employers every year together with Kununu, Statista and XING.
Just recently, the university received two awards from the job platform Kununu, namely the ‘Kununu Open Company’ and the ‘Kununu Top Company’ awards. The Kununu Open Company seal of approval is awarded to employers who, among other things, provide insights into everyday working life in the form of a Kununu company profile. The Kununu Top Company label is awarded to companies that have been rated at least six times by (former) employees.
In the employer screening ‘Great JOBS’ 2020/21, FH Kufstein Tirol likewise received an award as a top employer. In the study, the university achieved an overall score of 82 percent. The survey covered areas such as the employer’s website and social media presence, as well as an analysis of its job application process. The study covered the time period from March to October 2020, and is thus representative of employee satisfaction during the initial lockdown resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. “Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, our employees have had job security as a result of our policy allowing staff to work 100 percent remotely. At the same time, they have been able to fulfill their increased care obligations thanks to flexible working hours,” says Reimer.
As part of Austria’s national ‘Family & Career’ award (Staatspreis ‘Familie & Beruf’), a special prize was awarded for the best employer branding on family and career compatibility in times of the pandemic. In this special 2020 category, FH Kufstein Tirol received a certificate of recognition for its commitment. Employees with care responsibilities in particular were faced with a difficult balancing act as a result of the pandemic. The University of Applied Sciences Kufstein Tirol worked with affected employees to find individual solutions that offered the additional flexibility needed to ensure work and family obligations could be reconciled.