Sycor continues to pursue its growth strategy. The IT service provider based in Göttingen was able to recruit more than 50 new employees within six months. Currently the Sycor Group has over 700 employees worldwide. At the beginning of August, 16 new trainees joined the company that earned the Great Place to Work® award.
650 employees – it was only in February of 2017 that the Sycor Group announced a new record in the company's history. The positive order situation and good reputation as an employer have now allowed the company to hire more than 50 new employees. "We are very happy that we have been able to attract numerous new colleagues in such a short time," says Martin Renker, Director of HR Management for the Sycor Group. "We are especially pleased about our new trainees. This year we are training 16 talented young people to fill internal positions," Renker adds.
Training of new IT talent is taking place across the locations in Germany. Sycor has more than 20 locations around the world, with 14 of them in Germany. Before the up-and-coming IT specialists and IT management assistants go to the respective locations, they are attending various introductory events at the company headquarters in Göttingen. "It is important for us that our new employees get off to a good start and get to know our company values. And of course also the people who work here," emphasizes Managing Director Dr. Marko Weinrich, who is also holding an introductory event himself.
Not only trainees but also all other new employees are personally welcomed by company management. The company has made a good name for itself as an employer both regionally and across Germany. Among other things, Sycor took first place in the Great Place to Work® competition "Best Employers in Lower Saxony-Bremen" in the size class of companies with more than 250 employees. The company has also established itself in the IT market: With total sales of EUR 71.7 million in 2016, Sycor according to a special analysis of the independent market research firm Lünendonk & Hossenfelder is among the top 20 German midsize companies in the IT consulting market. Sycor expects sales for the current financial year to jump to well over EUR 80 million.
The search continues: "We are not going to rest on our laurels and will continue to pursue lasting growth," Martin Renker explains. Currently the Sycor Group has about 50 open positions for IT professionals and beginners to fill. The increase in the number of employees means more space is also required at the Göttingen location, where about two thirds of the staff works. Sycor is meeting this challenge with flexible working hour models and plans to move into a new office building at the former freight terminal "Alter Güterbahnhof". The construction firm is GWG Gesellschaft für Wirtschaftsförderung und Stadtentwicklung Göttingen mbH. Construction has already begun and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2018. Sycor as the future main tenant is actively involved in designing the new building. The company headquarters at the Göttinger Bahnhof railway station will be maintained.
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The Sycor Group is a full-range IT service provider with more than 650 employees around the world. With headquarters in Göttingen and further locations in Germany, Austria, America, and Asia, the company has an international presence. Sycor supports customers with custom IT services and solutions for all corporate divisions along the entire value chain, integrating individual solutions harmoniously into existing ones or setting up completely new infrastructure and application landscapes. Sycor implements and operates cloud, on-premise, or hybrid solutions according to customer requirements.
Its own solutions, vertical add-ons, and all services in the area of SAP ERP and Microsoft Dynamics 365 are just as much a part of the selection as quality-assured solutions and services for IT outsourcing, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Enterprise Content Management (ECM). This broad know-how also includes unified communications, software asset management, licence procurement optimization and software lifecycle management, security and networks, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT), and Big Data. Sycor also implements professional online solutions in the field of business-to-business and business-to-consumer applications with ERP or CRM integration.
SYCOR GmbH maintains a quality management system certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001. ISO 27001 certification of the technology division confirms a robust information security management system. Furthermore, Sycor is a Gold-Level Channel Partner, Hosting Partner, and Partner Center of Expertise of SAP Deutschland AG & Co. KG. As a Microsoft partner the company is a Cloud Solution Provider and Strategic Development Partner for the areas of leasing, trade, service, and maintenance of mobile goods and fleet management. Sycor's expert knowledge in the areas of professional services and manufacturing has made the company a member of the Microsoft Dynamics Industry Partner Program (EMEA). Various gold and silver competencies represent the broad expertise in the Microsoft environment.
The Sycor Group generated sales of EUR 71.7 million with an average of 560 employees in 2016.
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