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​Kienbaum cooperates with Dutch consulting specialists Berenschot

Adding Belgium and the Netherlands to Kienbaum’s compensation database

Gummersbach, 12 February 2015 The consultants of Kienbaum and their Dutch counterparts at Berenschot have joined forces in Utrecht with a new partnership in the field of compensation consulting: Kienbaum is adding wage and salary data for Belgium and the Netherlands to its popular Compensation Portal. As Kienbaum’s partner, Berenschot has full access to Kienbaum’s Portal with its unique data for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and many markets across Eastern Europe.

“Our partnership with Berenschot brings two great advantages for our clients: First, we are now covering all important markets from the eastern end of Europe to its western shores, with benchmarks for the amounts and structures of compensation everywhere. Second, Berenschot as a partner gives us many synergies to tap into. The clients of both firms will reap the benefits”, says Julia Zmítko, Head of Data Management at Kienbaum.
The Kienbaum Compensation Portal currently covers over 400 corporate clients and is becoming a source of intelligence for increasing numbers of international businesses. The new data from Belgium and the Netherlands can now be retrieved with Kienbaum’s user-friendly search feature. “Many companies have long understood the benefits of operating local branches in other European countries. For internationally active businesses, this means harmonizing their HR processes and systems across national borders. One thing that should never be forgotten is the right salary for the people on the ground, but many companies have no way of knowing what and how much goes into the pay cheque abroad. And this is where we come in”, as Julia Zmítko explains.

For more information, please contact Dr Julia Zmítko (phone: +49 2261 703-608, email: More details about compensation and Kienbaum’s services are available at:

Now including Spain: The online Kienbaum Compensation Portal offers exclusive access to Kienbaum’s compensation data sources – unrivalled quality data at your fingertips. In addition to the familiar quality of Kienbaum’s data, the portal offers comfortable handling, versatile search criteria, and a free selection of queries and data reports. Our online portal covers the following European countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Spain, Hungary, Romania, and Russia. And: Your data is in safe hands. The Kienbaum Compensation Portal is the only TÜV certified online compensation database in Germany.

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Kienbaum Consultants International is an HR and management consulting enterprise that puts people at the heart of its consulting portfolio. It is dedicated to moving people in organizations on their way to successful changes and transformations. Kienbaum actively supports its clients with executive search, human capital services, change and organization consulting, and communication services. Its interdisciplinary teams can draw on decades of consulting experience, intensive industry knowhow, and the practice-oriented research produced by Kienbaum’s dedicated research institute. Kienbaum was founded more than 70 years ago and is still being managed by the Kienbaum family and its managing partners. From its head offices in Cologne, Kienbaum operates offices in 18 countries across four continents.

Editor/Responsible for the contents: Saskia Leininger