DIPF Again Certified as a Family-Friendly Employer

DIPF Again Certified as a Family-Friendly Employer

Institute receives "audit berufundfamilie" certificate for the fourth time. The DIPF sees good framework conditions for the compatibility of work and family as an important success factor for the work at the institute.

In order to support the balance between professional and family demands, various offers and measures are developed at the DIPF under coordination of the personnel development. The certification with the audit berufundfamilie, which took place for the first time in 2010 and has already been confirmed three times with today's award, provides a framework for this. The institute refers to a broad version of the concept of family, which begins where long-term personal responsibility for others is assumed. This includes, in particular, children, parents, partners, siblings, grandchildren, grandparents, and persons in need of assistance or care, regardless of their relationship.
A central component of the compatibility of work and family at the DIPF is the day care center in the Frankfurt building of the institute. It was opened there on DIPF's initiative, is run by a large independent provider, and is partly available to the children of Institute employees. However, the DIPF supports its employees with many other measures in this regard. These include flexible working time models and opportunities for alternating teleworking in order to be able to combine work with childcare tasks or the care of relatives, as well as parent-child workrooms at the two institute locations in Frankfurt am Main and in Berlin, if no other care options are available.
The "audit berufundfamilie" (work and family audit) initiated by the non-profit Hertie Foundation is a strategic management tool that companies and institutions use to align their human resources policies in a family- and life-phase-conscious manner. Employers work together with berufundfamilie Service GmbH, which is responsible for the audit, to develop measures that are tailored to their needs. The auditing process is systematic. The main topics of personnel policy relating to the compatibility of work, family and private life are brought together. The target agreements drawn up in this way are reviewed and updated every three years.