Equal Opportunities and Achieving a Work-Life Balance at the WZB

Questions of equal opportunities as well as family-friendly standards are reflected in the strategic goals of the WZB and their structural implementation. The WZB takes a holistic approach to ensuring equal opportunities and the possibility of achieving a work-life balance. These topics form an integral part of processes and procedures that affect employees.

The WZB supports its employees in the coordination of work/family obligations. In 2017, the WZB was distinguished again for its family friendliness with the auditberufundfamilie (Work-Family Audit) certificate. Included in the family-friendly measures are flexible working hours, various part-time work models, a parent-child office, as well as childcare during evening events.

Furthermore, the WZB works together with the Family Service to help find dependable caregivers for children or other family members, including in emergency situations (for example during sickness or daycare closing times) among other services.