Birgitt Schmidt-Tophoff

Director Recruitment, valantic

Birgitt Schmidt-Tophoff, Director Recruitment, valantic

Expert when it comes to optimal candidates and employee experience

“Recruiting is more than just hiring new employees. The focus of our actions is the optimal candidate experience. As recruiters, we are the face of the company and the first contact for our candidates. That’s why it’s essential that we treat our candidates well.”

Acquiring new employees and ensuring their custom-tailored development has changed a lot in the last few years. Earlier, hiring was for specific jobs; today, we are seeking suitable candidates who can take on complex roles. The agility of digitalization projects and the associated requirements for employees have long since been a crucial part of recruitment.

Mastering the challenges of complex recruiting is Birgitt’s passion. With lifeblood, innovative recruiting methods, and agile methods, she always succeeds in re-orienting her team and thus remaining a step ahead of the market.

Birgitt Schmidt-Tophoff has been concentrating on HR topics since 1996 – her spectrum ranges from personnel marketing to recruiting to personnel development. After completing her studies in Psychology at the University of Trier, Birgitt worked as the Director of HR at an international software and IT services provider before she went out on her own. As a partner in a management consulting firm, she advised and supported customers in a variety of industries with regard to the topics of leadership, management auditing, talent management, and coaching. Since 2017, Birgitt has been Director Recruitment; together with her team, she is responsible for valantic’s organic growth. In this role, she can make optimal use of her many years’ HR expertise and experience in internal and external roles.

Birgitt, lovingly called “the Director” by her team, is unflappable. She is a Cologne native, and her relaxed Rhenish manner helps her confront the challenges of HR work successfully.