Competition for talent

  • Career website established globally
  • Good scores in employer rankings worldwide

In the global competition for the best employees and leaders, we want to recruit qualified talent in order to achieve our ambitious growth targets. This is why we have expanded the measures that make our total offer package attractive for employees. For example, we added 34 countries to our new career website in 2015, and are making even greater use of social media to reach potential candidates.

We score well in worldwide employer rankings. In a 2015 study conducted by Universum, BASF was once again selected by science and engineering students as one of the 50 most attractive employers in the world. Furthermore, BASF Corporation in the United States received the Talent Board’s Candidate Experience Award for the third time in a row for our excellent performance in the management of external candidates. In Asia Pacific, we were awarded for measures such as our interactive career website.

Worldwide, the percentage of employees who resigned during their first three years of employment was 1.1% on average in 2015. This turnover rate was 0.4% in Europe, 1.9% in North America, 3.3% in Asia Pacific and 1.1% in South America, Africa, Middle East. Our turnover rates are therefore lower than those of many other companies.