Work and Family
It is the ambition of the IGZ to offer its employees optimal conditions for reconciling work, care and family, and for achieving a sustainable work-life balance. Only those who have the opportunity to meet both their professional and family demands can realise their full potential and perform outstanding scientific work. In 2012, the IGZ first started using the audit workandfamily (audit berufundfamilie) as a tool for reinforcing its sustainable HR policy geared towards different stages of (family) life. Following a successful reauditing process, the IGZ was re-certified as a family-friendly institute in 2019.
Combining work and family life
The certificate involves a voluntary commitment by the institute to take necessary and appropriate measures to implement the promotion of balancing work and stages of (family) life and to engage in active gender equality efforts. The aim of these measures is to maintain employees’ motivation and health, and to enhance the IGZ’s attractiveness as an employer, facilitating excellent science.
Work related to the audit at the IGZ is coordinated by an audit berufundfamilie working group (firstname.lastname@example.org).