Membership and Co-operations

Association of German Business Consultants (BDU)

The Federal Association of German Business Consultants (BDU) is one of the leading associations for business consultancies in Europe. As a representative of the German consulting industry, it has over 143,000 members with a turnover of more than €31.5 billion.

All members have to go through the admission procedure, adhering to strict criteria. The association verifies suitability through recommendations from clients and also undertakes quality control checks.

Both B&H Consult and B&H Placement are members. In addition, Manfred Bertschat, one of the managing partners of the B&H Group heads the association’s > Outplacement Service section.

AZAV Certification

B&H Placement is certified in accordance with AZAV. This legislature ensures that certified educational institutions and training programmes are optimised to ensure the successful integration of jobseekers back into the market. This accreditation is regulated by the Federal Employment Agency (BA).

With this certification, B&H Placement can prove that it meets all the requirements of SGB III and AZAV required to carry out subsidised measures in accordance with SGB III §110 & 111.

The > Cert-IT is a certifying body from DAkkS – the German national accreditation body. It was founded in 2010 by BITCOM, ZVEI, ver.di and IG Metall trade unions, the German Informatics Society and the Fraunhofer Institute.

The German Association for Personnel Management (DGFP)

The German Association for Personnel Management (DGFP) has been the main source and network for HR professionals since 1952. Small, medium-sized and German stock exchange listed companies are represented by the organisation, which focusses on the exchange of personal experience. Over 4000 decision makers and HR executives are involved in around 100 experience-exchange (ERFA) groups. The association also organises an annual conference.

The B&H Group has been a member for many years and is one of the sponsors of this > conference.

The Federal Association of Personnel Managers (BPM)

The Federal Association of Personnel Managers (BPM) is a leading professional association for HR Managers and those responsible for this area from companies, associations and other organisations.

The Association offers its members the opportunity to share opinions, experience and knowledge through platforms, bringing the HR executives together and promotes networking. In addition, it keeps all members up-to-date with the important and current HR topics. One of the main activities is the annual > HR Management Conference.

The B&H Group is a regular sponsor and holds workshops and lectures at this conference.