Employers can be helped with part-time models and other support schemes. In the district of Minden-Lübbecke, companies were called to apply for the award "Family-Friendly Company". This week, Landrat Dr. Ralf Niermann handed over the relevant prizes to the award winners. The Minden locations of the Melitta Group have also been awarded.
In addition to the “Kreis Minden-Lübbecke”, the “Industrie- & Handelskammer”, the employers' association and the community of interests also support this initiative. The announcement was held for the second time after 2015. 23 companies were distinguished for their family-friendly offers, most of them in Minden and Bad Oeynhausen.
The jury's decision is based on a questionnaire, which the applicants have to complete. Amongst other things, flexible working time models or the possibility to reduce the number of working hours after parental leave were included. "We also pointed out the kindergarten for our employee’s children as well as the Parent-Child Office for emergencies" explains Jana Dobrunz, Head of Personnel Marketing at the Melitta Group.
The jury has also visited the companies. "Four female employees (who have children) reported on their personal experiences, that also individual arrangements were possible and that there exist understanding for the private situations".