Human Resources Management
“Communication is the name of the game”
HCOB HR Head Judith Steinhoff in an interview with the leading trade magazine
It is not only our clients – above all the many family-run medium-sized businesses – who trade in turbulent markets worldwide. Hardly any other sector is currently as volatile as the financial industry. As a young bank with a long history, we are also in the midst of an exciting and challenging change process. In order to make the best possible use of this change for our purposes, we need employees with first-rate professional training who are able to approach people and at the same time are strong advisors both internally and externally. As a comparatively small but highly specialized bank, what distinguishes us from others is the people who work for us: Experts in their field, self-motivated, team-oriented and equipped with the necessary entrepreneurial spirit, which also makes our clientele so unique.
It is the commitment of our employees that makes Hamburg Commercial Bank’s corporate success possible. This is why we offer much more than “just a job”. Rather, in addition to interesting tasks and projects, we offer you a comprehensive overall package with one goal in mind: You should feel supported and valued, identify with your employer and thus always be able to give your best.
Personnel development: Fit for the future
It used to be a case of “knowledge is power”. This knowledge was enough to ensure a long and successful professional life. Today, all that has changed completely: Knowledge is becoming obsolete at an ever faster rate. No one should rely on the know-how acquired in the past for the long term. (Professional) life-long earning has become a core virtue for every company and its employees, because markets and technologies are developing at an ever faster pace – not least in the financial sector, as a glance at the rise of FinTechs or block chain technology alone shows. Hamburg Commercial Bank sees all these changes as an opportunity – and therefore does a lot to keep the qualifications and motivation of its employees at a high level. Without first-class and committed employees, no bank can survive in the long term in an increasingly challenging competitive environment. This is precisely why we support your personal development, both in your own and in our common interest, and offer a wide range of career opportunities so that you can make an optimum contribution and continue to develop, both now and in the future.
At Hamburg Commercial Bank you can rely on the following for your professional advancement:
Work-life integration: How to achieve peaceful coexistence
According to many surveys, those who successfully master the increasingly challenging balancing act between work and family life are particularly happy today. Anyone who regularly commutes by car on congested inner-city streets between the day care center, school and office knows a thing or two about it. As a modern employer, Hamburg Commercial Bank wants to help its employees with their work-life balance as much as possible. This applies in particular to mothers and fathers, but also to all those who wish to continue their training in addition to their job.
In this way, Hamburg Commercial Bank supports more flexible and individual working:
In terms of location
In terms of time
In terms of family
Health management: You are very important to us
Health is without a doubt the most important thing a person can have. And it is constantly being put to the test, by an increasingly hectic daily routine. An innovative employer like Hamburg Commercial Bank therefore has to do its part to ensure that its employees feel safe and happy at work. What’s more, we aim to maintain the performance of our employees and improve their health through comprehensive health management and thus make a decisive contribution to the improved well-being of our workforce.
We offer you:
Workplace and commuting: Safe and relaxed
We make no compromises when it comes to setting up the workplaces – after all, our employees spend a large part of their time there. Modern office workplaces and a modern IT environment are a matter of course for us.
What you can expect from us:
Leadership: We promote the best in you
Our employees are the backbone of our bank, which is why we promote their talents in the best possible way. Our managers encourage and motivate their employees, provide regular feedback on their performance and support them in their personal and professional development. The basis for this is our feedback culture.
In concrete terms, this means:
Communication: Active listening, exchange of views, and learning from each other
We want to create great things together and motivate each other to achieve top performance. The participation of each individual makes a significant contribution to the success of all. Those who achieve a lot together in their daily work usually achieve this through regular exchange, also and especially at joint employee events.
Social responsibility: Thinking outside the box
The radius of action of companies is no longer limited to their own premises. An increasingly critical public is assessing and questioning entrepreneurial activity – an exclusive focus on profit targets is a thing of the past. The common good – be it environmental or social aspects – is playing an increasingly important role. This also applies to choosing one’s own employer: Existing and prospective employees are quite rightly interested in the big picture and thus in the “purpose” of a company or a bank – and this has long since ceased to apply exclusively to the young Generation Z. We are happy to face up to these questions and assume social responsibility far beyond the business activities of Hamburg Commercial Bank. As a bank, for example, we not only finance renewable energies on a large scale, but are also involved in various sporting, cultural or social projects.
Long-term corporate success can only be achieved in a team of motivated, convinced and committed employees. Their performance ensures consistently above-average quality. In order to maintain and enhance this quality, Hamburg Commercial Bank is committed to the well-being of its staff in a variety of ways. This commitment is not only praised by our employees – it has also been honored and certified by independent juries in various studies.
Awarded the certificate of the Hertie “workandfamily” audit
With the “workandfamily audit” (audit berufundfamilie), Hamburg Commercial Bank is one of a group of certified companies, institutions and universities in Germany that are exemplary in their efforts to reconcile work and family life.
We will continue to maintain the high level of our family-friendly personnel policy in future in order to make it easier for our employees to balance work and family life.
In August 2007, the Bank was awarded the “family-friendly company” (familienfreundliches Unternehmen) seal of the non-profit Hertie foundation for the first time.
In this regard, we offer the following:
Career-enhancing & fair trainee program
The trendence Institute GmbH has been awarding Hamburg Commercial Bank since 2016 for its “fair & career-enhancing” trainee program.
In close cooperation with the Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich, the Süddeutsche Zeitung and other cooperation partners from the private sector, the trendence Institute GmbH has been examining the content and quality of the trainee programs offered by companies on the basis of various scientific criteria since 2011. The award is given to companies that are committed to high-quality programs and design them accordingly.
Hamburg Commercial Bank has actively sought this quality label and meets the requirements:
Further information can be found at.
Hamburg Commercial Bank is a “Fair Company”
Hamburg Commercial Bank supports the “Fair Company” initiative. With this initiative, companies reliably commit themselves to recognized quality standards and verifiable rules for student internships.
The “Fair Company” seal certifies that we ...
Further information about the initiative of “Junge Karriere” and the rules for a “Fair Company” is available at.
Trainers with recognized quality
Since 2003, the Schleswig-Holstein Chamber of Industry and Commerce has consistently been awarding us prizes as trainers of recognized quality.