Expanding, with a sustainable mix of industries – this is the business location of Cologne, where HR UNIVERSAL has its founding and headquarters. With around 1.1 million inhabitants, Cologne is the most populous municipality in North Rhine-Westphalia and is also one of the largest and most important cities in Germany. Cologne has successively expanded its advantages as a metropolis of services, logistics, IT, the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, and the media sector. Its perfect location on the Rhine, crossing the major west-east trade routes, has also contributed to many globally successful companies choosing Cologne as their base. The city is also an important congress and trade fair location, one of the leading centers of the global art trade and is considered an innovative media city.
HR UNIVERSAL is known for an enormous network of personnel consultants and recruiters in the field of commercial professions. Furthermore, as a successful personnel service provider for the Cologne pharmaceutical sectors as well as the automotive sector, moreover as a recruiter in Rhineland with Bonn and the capital Düsseldorf and in the whole of NRW – with its conurbation between Essen, Dortmund and the university region of Aachen. The academic HR UNIVERSAL personnel consultants support clients in the whole of western Germany in their search for qualified applicants. Thanks to various proven recruiting processes, HR UNIVERSAL finds the right person for vacancies.
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HR UNIVERSAL’s home in Cologne has a very special significance for our personnel consultants: This is the place where our company’s story started. After our foundation in 2006 and immediate recognition as Cologne’s start-up of the year in the same year, we were able to assert ourselves as the agency to turn to for personnel placement, executive search, headhunting, and management consulting services. Today, we are an established partner of the local automotive industry, SMEs, and the public sector. Cologne remains the headquarters of HR UNIVERSAL and our personnel consulting, personnel placement, and personnel leasing operations, the HR SIMPLEX division covering the exciting field of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), and our services as a strategic provider for innovative personnel consulting procedures.
Our campus management services are a perennial favourite for our clients. More than 49,000 students were enrolled at the University of Cologne and more than 20,000 students at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences in the summer semester of 2017/2018 alone. Cologne has always offered its residents – many of whom new arrivals in the city – a lively arts and culture scene and immense recreational value with its green spaces and parks. Cologne’s carnival, famous far beyond the city’s limits, guarantees a short break from everyday life with the typical Rhenish joie-de-vivre and is responsible for adding no less than €700 million to the local economy. With the city founded in 50 A.D., businesses from all industries have always congregated in Cologne, appreciating the talent grown at the University of Cologne, the immediate access to the Rhine, and the city’s central location within North-Rhine Westphalia. Today, Cologne’s economy, with its innovative and traditionally established mix of industries, is perfectly positioned to face the future with confidence and optimism.
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