Compatibility of work and private life

WIAS pursues a sustainable family- and life-phase-conscious personnel policy in order to enable its employees to successfully reconcile work, family and private life.

WIAS Work-Life-Balance

We support our employees in achieving their professional and private goals through measures such as the possibility of mobile work and flexible working hours. Because only when our employees are in an overall balanced life situation can they freely develop their talents. Another goal of the Institute is to increase its attractiveness as an employer in the international competition for the smartest minds, especially among young scientists.

Certified by the audit berufundfamilie

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The reconciliation of work and private life at WIAS was certified by the audit berufundfamilie for the first time in 2013 and reaffirmed every three years thereafter. In March 2023, after the fourth audit of berufundfamilie, WIAS was awarded the certificate with distinction, in special recognition of its long-standing, sustainable family- and life-phase-conscious personnel policy.

As part of the certification process, the following possibilities, among others, were created to help balancing work, family and private life:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Possibility of mobile working
  • Part-time and life-phase oriented working time arrangements
  • Family-friendly organisation of appointments
  • Parent-child room
  • Assistance with work and private life from external service provider
  • Workplace health promotion

More about Work-Life-Balance at the WIAS: » Staff only