BFFT CEO Markus Fichtner and Laura from recruiting with Nicole, the BFFT Firstbird Talent Scout 2017 (left)

BFFT-CEO Markus Fichtner honors the 2017 BFFT Talent Scout

The shortage of skilled workers in the automotive industry is also one of BFFT’s challenges. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to find qualified young professionals and to stand out from the competition. BFFT has been using the Firstbird  online program since March 2015 as a way to counteract this problem.

This online portal offers employees two options for making recommendations. They can directly recommend someone for a job or share a job on various networks (either by email or on social media portals such as XING, LinkedIn or Facebook). Firstbird is set up like a game, in which participating employees can earn points by recommending BFFT as an employer. Colleagues earn points for sharing positions, when someone submits an application for a candidate and when a candidate is invited to an interview. BFFT employees who advertise job openings are also awarded a 1,000-euro bonus for successful hirings.

So far, this employee recruiting tool has been seeing a lot of use. Almost half of the BFFT workforce are already registered as talent scouts.

Each year, the management personally honors the year’s BFFT Talent Scount and presents a small gift to the winner for their commitment. CEO Markus Fichtner presented the gift to the lucky winner and congratulated her on the title of 2017 BFFT Talent Scout. He expressed his great satisfaction with the development of Firstbird at BFFT, “I’m extremely pleased that so many employees are committed to Firstbird’s referral program and have been sharing so many job openings. This shows that our colleagues enjoy working at BFFT and enjoy talking about it and recommending us as employers.”

If you want to become a part of BFFT, please take a look at our job page.

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