Work-life balance

The Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW Dresden) is striving for a high degree of family-friendly personnel policy in order to support all employees in their balance of work and family life. Since 2007 the IFW has been accomplished and lived the "audit berufundfamilie" certificate. The following activities are offered to all employees in order to improve the compatibility of family, care and work:

  • Flexible working time: flexible working hours, part-time work, parental leave, fostering/caring time
  • Family-friendly organization of training courses, scientific colloquia and seminars
  • Providing support of individual solutions for a compatibility of family and work, in particular advice on "career and family" and "care of family members"
  • Health services
  • Preferential granting of holiday for families with school-age children during school vacation time 
  • Places in kindergartens are reserved in various day-care centers
  • Parent-child office, nursery and baby-care room
  • VVO-Job ticket