ESG Topic of the Month: Work-life-balance

Striving for more flexibility for our employees

HENSOLDT has once again been awarded as a family-friendly company and is one of the top 15 within the electrical/electronics industry in Germany. The award from the magazine Freundin and the applicant platform kununu recognises the compatibility of family and career, a good work-life balance, feel-good factors and equal career opportunities among employers. With our sustainability initiative (Environmental, Social, and Governance), we also always keep this in mind.

At HENSOLDT, employees can expect needs-oriented support in every phase of life. With flexible working hours and workplace arrangements, HENSOLDT gives its employees the freedom they need for their families, their loved ones and also for themselves, in addition to their jobs.

Support for families

At HENSOLDT, we have a wide range of options to make family life more flexible.

  • Legal parental leave can be extended through company parental leave.
  • We can receive various forms of childcare support.
  • Holiday care for children is offered, on-site cooperation with day-care centres or, alternatively, support with a childcare allowance.
  • Support with caring for relatives.
  • Attractive parent-child offices are available for self-organised childcare, and offspring are always welcome in the company canteen.
  • Quiet rooms for expectant mothers complement the family-friendly concept.

Professional and private training and development opportunities

The development of our employees is the basis for our joint success at HENSOLDT. Therefore, it is essential that HENSOLDTians are aware of their strengths and their development potential. To this end, the company offers a wide range of professional and private development opportunities.

Retirement, care and sabbaticals

It is important to the company to support our employees with a company pension scheme and support in preparing employees for the time after working life. For this purpose, we offer financial support, partial retirement models and lifetime work accounts.

In the area of care, we enable our employees to take a longer break or reduce their working hours for personal purposes, such as caring for relatives. This allows them to react flexibly to special life situations and to better reconcile work and private life. In addition, our company care guides provide support on all topics related to care at home.

A flexible value account gives you the opportunity throughout your working life to take time off from your work duties for a certain period of time and take a so-called sabbatical, we call it "Care for Life". This allows you to adjust to special life situations and to better reconcile work and private life.

The Flexible Value Account is a contribution to overcoming the challenges of demographic change in the company together with the employees, as well as supporting the compatibility of family and career in working life.

"Healthy Workplace" through preventive and active health management

Sustainable health management is crucial to successfully ensuring a good "work-life balance". In addition to a gym at our largest location in Ulm and sporting activities at all locations, we also offer regular services such as preventive health care, seminars, lectures and company social counselling.

HENSOLDT takes its responsibility in its role as a global citizen and sustainable local company very seriously and has set itself the goal of pioneering technologies and human potential that promote the protection of all species worldwide. At the same time, its activities serve the higher purpose of securing the freedom and future of our planet, our nature and our lives. It is also for this reason that HENSOLDT supports numerous initiatives aimed at sustainable investment in local communities, education, employees and the environment.

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