Keeping up with the times by combining career and family!
Zurich, June 7, 2019 – With the company program “Success Factor Family” (Erfolgsfaktor Familie), the Bundesfamilienministerium (German Federal Ministry for Families) is cooperating with the head associations of the German economy (BDA, DIHK, ZDH) and the Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (Federation of German Trade Unions) to make family friendliness a trademark of German economy. Since 2007, the initiative has been steadily growing and has meanwhile gathered around 7,000 members, from micro-businesses to DAX companies. PROMATIS, specialist for intelligent business processes and Oracle digitization solutions, supports and decisively promotes the compatibility of career and family – now also as a member of the company network “Success Factor Family”.
Gathering specialists and binding them for the long-term – family friendliness has become a strong locational and competitive factor for German employers. The better parents can combine family and career, the more likely the job market will be able to provide specialists. And not only when it comes to mothers and fathers with young children: most people in Germany who are caregivers to relatives are simultaneously in employment. But family-friendly offers coming from employers also gain more significance when it comes to young aspiring specialists – all in the spirit of a healthy work-life balance.
“For years, the compatibility of career and family has been an essential part of our HR work. As a member of our nationwide company network ‘Success Factor Family’, we now profit from the experiences and good examples of numerous members,” Karin McWatt, HCM specialist at PROMATIS, explains. “In the course of our family friendliness, we provide our employees, among other things, with trust-based working hours, attractive part-time models and home office positions, supporting them when it comes to combining their careers and families. In return, we profit from motivated and satisfied employees,” McWatt continues.
Furthermore, trained parent guides are available to advise PROMATIS employees about any concerns revolving around the topic of career-family-compatibility. Because family-friendly human resources policy requires people who stand behind that und actively live this culture – day by day. Here, parent guides play a key role. They have the task to accompany the business in grappling with the chances and risks of a family-aware human resources policy as well as demonstrating appropriate ways.
The reservation of spots at a company kindergarten, which will be made possible in fall 2019, is another step into relieving parents who are fresh out of parental leave by offering reliable childcare. PROMATIS views this contribution of childcare less as a cost factor than as an investment into the future, one that opens market opportunities and improves the company’s competitive position through committed workers.
„As a member of the business network ‘Success Factor Family’, we reinforce our commitment for a better compatibility of career and family in Germany, and emphasize that family-aware company management does not only express the societal responsibility of companies and institutions but also significantly promotes the company’s success. We are convinced that creating a family-aware working world is a central future task, one the demographic and economic development as well as the cohabitation of generations and genders in our country can sustainably profit from,” Dr. Frank Schönthaler, CEO of PROMATIS, adds.