Reconciling Career and Family at the HZB

The HZB regards itself as a family-friendly employer that supports its employees in the challenges of striking a balance between career and family. This family-friendly company culture was already officially certified in 2011 and again confirmed in 2015 following a three-year auditing phase by the berufundfamilie gGmbH - an initiative of the Gemeinnützigen Hertie-Stiftung.

The HZB supports his employees with Reconciling of Career and Family by offering:

  • Flexible working time and electronic flexitime account
  • Opportunity to reduce existing volume of over time by taking days off
  • different Part-Time-plans
  • Telework to support the childcare for children under the age of 18 or the caring of Family members in need of care
  • Home Office in agreement with the supervisor, in cases where the nature of the work allows
  • Family-friendly meeting times
  • Consulting and Support by the Department of Personnel and Social Matters
  • external support by the pme Family-Service