Vibrant and committed to growth and the home to a future-forward mix of industries – this best describes the economic essence of Cologne, where HR Universal was founded and is still based today. Cologne has been harnessing and building up its strengths as a hub for services, logistics, IT, the pharmaceutical and chemical industry, and the media sector. Benefitting from its exceptional network, HR Universal has established itself in this environment as the go-to recruitment agency for professionals in Cologne, as an HR services provider for Cologne’s pharmaceutical industry and automotive sector, as well as being a recruitment agency for the Cologne Bonn economic region and the growing personnel leasing sector in Cologne.
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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.