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Soeren Frickenschmidt is bringing together the worlds of modern recruiting techniques and large, multinational organizations. He is heading the recruiting department of Boehringer Ingelheim in Germany, a worldwide pharmaceutical company employing around 47.000 people. Soeren spent the last 2 years transforming Boehringer Ingelheim’s recruiting department from an administrative shared service center to a full service recruiting unit. Before that, Soeren was a manager with Promerit, Europe’s leading HR consultancy.
Soeren is one of the rare breed of HR people with a passion for the numbers side of the profession. He has pushed forward Boehringer Ingelheim’s ability to create meaningful metrics on recruiting. He is a very active networker in the recruiting community and a regular author of articles on employer attractiveness and talent acquisition. When he has something to share, Soeren prefers the old-school flavor of printed paper. You can read his thoughts on recruiting in various trade journals and books.