The Essen Audit is a cooperative project for the certification of family-friendliness in companies in the city of Essen. The focus lies here on the family – job balance. Companies from Essen can submit to a voluntary certification procedure with various checks. In the end, their family-friendliness is rated by a signal light system and awarded the family seal. Schwarzer Precision is one of the first companies which got the family-friendly certificate by the Essen Audit.
A single mother has to leave the meeting early because the toddler in kindergarten is running a fever. A dad has a demanding job, at home he needs to support his working wife by taking care of the children. Single parents, family members in need of care, both parents working – the demographic change increasingly challenges companies to a paradigm shift. New offers need to be created to help employees maintain a good family – job balance.
Family-friendly personnel policies create satisfied, qualified and motivated employees – this insight exists not only in theory at Schwarzer Precision but has long been practiced as a matter of course. Flexible working hour arrangements and part-time models are part of our everyday work life just as much as the systematic support when returning to work. To improve even more we have applied for certification as family-friendly company. After several months of subjecting ourselves to the multi-stage checks and consultations of the Essen Audit we got the family-friendly award as one of the first companies.