June 2013, Sensirion AG, 8712 Stäfa, Switzerland
According to Universum, the research institute for HR marketing, Sensirion is among the most popular employers in Switzerland. The company rose 6 places in the rankings this year, coming in at 38th place among surveyed engineers. Among students of the natural sciences, it rose an even more impressive 12 places to 34th. The research institute surveyed roughly 10,000 Swiss students regarding their preferred employers and career plans. Sensirion employs approximately 500 employees worldwide, with 450 in Switzerland alone, and was awarded the “Entrepreneur of the Year” prize by Ernst+Young in 2010. The award recognizes companies which, through determined action and a willingness to take risks, contribute to strengthening the competitiveness of the Swiss economy.
“We're delighted to be ranked among the most popular employers,” says Co-CEO Moritz Lechner. “We invest a lot in our employees and they give back a great deal in return. We regard this strong ranking as a validation of our determined efforts to attract the very best talent.” The company places high demands on its staff, primarily seeking for physicists, electrical engineers, computer scientists and chemists. Nearly half have university degrees and roughly 15% have doctorates. “It's not always easy to find the ideal candidates, but as an attractive company that offers young people optimal development opportunities, we can attract the best,” adds Lechner.
It's no coincidence that a highly-regarded employer attracts the best applicants. Sensirion regards Human Resources as one of its central tasks and pursues an innovative path in this field. To give even greater weight to the HR function, Sensirion split the department into two units with their own directors, who are both represented in the executive management. The “Employer Branding and Recruiting” unit headed by Peter Kosel looks for and actively recruits the best talent for Sensirion. Meanwhile the “Human Resources” unit under Heiko Lambach focuses on employee support and development. “Employee issues are dealt with directly at the executive level and directly impact our decision-making, ensuring that we can continue to attract and develop the best technical and management talent,” emphasizes Lechner.
Sensirion provides employees with a corporate culture founded on fairness and honesty, constructive cooperation based on mutual respect and an uncompromising dedication to achievement.
More information about the Universum study: www.universumglobal.com
Sensirion AG, headquartered in Staefa, Switzerland, is the world's leading manufacturer of digital microsensors and systems. The product range includes humidity and temperature sensors, mass flow controllers, gas and liquid flow sensors, and differential pressure sensors. An international network with sales offices in the USA, Germany, China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea supplies international OEM customers with tailor-made sensor system solutions for a vast range of applications. Among other things, these include analytical instruments, consumer goods and automobiles, as well as the medical and HVAC industries. One of the hallmark features of Sensirion products is the use of patented CMOSens technology. CMOS-based sensor elements and systems permit intelligent system integration, including calibration and a digital interface. Sensirion's credentials as a reliable OEM supplier are underscored by its ISO/TS 16949 certification.