About Piening

We move people, people move us.

Piening is one of Germany's largest recruitment agencies, and one of just a few that are family owned and operated.

As a family-owned business, stability is important to us. Holger Piening is the second generation of the family to lead the company, and stands for a corporate philosophy that centres employees, just as his parents did. Only when employees can contribute their skills and abilities will Piening Personal be successful as a company. Piening Personal is a 100 percent equity financed recruitment agency. This allows us to think not in terms of quarters, but in terms of generations, and to focus on long-term and sustainable, healthy corporate development.

Satisfied employees

Satisfied employees are our capital. Fair payment is important in ensuring that satisfaction. Because this was not always the case in temporary work, Piening has been engaged to improve working conditions and fair wages in temporary work for many years.

Over 20 years ago, Holger Piening, Managing Partner of Piening Personal, took over leadership of the negotiations for the first collective agreement on temporary work (iGZ collective agreement), and has achieved major successes for all employees involved in employee leasing since that time. Today, unskilled workers earn at least 13 euros per hour, and specialists earn significantly more. In addition, temporary workers benefit from industry bonuses, equal pay, and mandatory hiring offers after completing their university studies.

Obligations to the collective agreement are almost 100 percent, and significantly higher than in any other industry.

Awards and certificates

We have received multiple awards and certificates recognising our outstanding quality. Quality on every level is important to us – when it comes to people and when it comes to our work. We are a reliable partner across every level.

Siegel Great Place to Work
Siegel Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Zertifizierung von Qualitätssicherungssystemen
Top Company Siegel von kununu
Open Company Siegel von kununu


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Facts and figures

  • Over 40 years industry experience
  • More than 90 locations across Germany
  • Around 7,000 employees
  • 307 million euros revenue in 2022
  • One of Germany's largest recruitment agencies (Lünendonk 2022)

Whistleblower process

At Piening, corporate responsibility and acting in accordance with the law are our highest priorities. That is why we have established a process which allows all of our employees to submit tips if they become aware of or suspect that legal violations are occurring within the company.

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