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The “audit berufundfamilie” family and career audit

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​ZALF Müncheberg was once again awarded the “audit berufundfamilie® certificate” on 17 June 2014. The audit is a strategic management tool to sustainably improve family-conscious personnel policy and to anchor family consciousness within the corporate culture.

Certification ceremony 

Flyer of re-audit at ZALF Müncheberg (German)

Flyer of re-audit - text (English)

Iris Gleicke, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (on the right of the photo) and Dr. Frank-Jürgen Weise, Chairman of the Board of the non-profit Hertie Foundation (on the left) presented the certificate to the representative of ZALF, Dr. Marion Tauschke (second from the right), during an official ceremony in Berlin.

ZALF offers its 380+ employees a wide range of measures for reconciling career interests with family life. These measures include flexible working hours and work places, the family-conscious organisation of events, an increase in the flow of information and communication, the promotion of young academics, arranging local child care, external advisory services for its employees and their families, and a corporate further training programme for employees over the age of 55. One of ZALF’s primary concerns is to offer longer-term job opportunities at ZALF; to support all employees with regard to their career planning and training; and to create good conditions in order to gain highly qualified staff.

ZALF was one of the 129 recipients of the certificate that have already undergone the audit a second time. A total of 322 companies, institutions and higher education institutions were awarded a certificate during the event.

berufundfamilie gGmbH, founded in 1998 by the non-profit Hertie Foundation, is considered nationwide to be a centre of competence in matters concerning the reconciliation of career interests with family life. Its work receives funding from the federal government and under the European Social Fund. Federal Minister of Family Affairs Manuela Schwesig and the German Minister for Economic Affairs Sigmar Gabriel are the joint patrons of the audit.

More information: Dr. Dagmar Balla, Equal Opportunities Officer/ audit berufundfamilie berufundfamilie® Project Manager

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