Successfully balancing family, work, and private life

The audit berufundfamilie (audit workandfamily) has once again been awarded to the Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID).

ZPID has been honored for its strategically designed family and life-phase-conscious personnel policy. Bettina Leuchtenberg, employee for communication and events, and managing director Dr. Gabriel Schui are happy about the certificate, which was sent by mail due to the pandemic. Photo: Nils Schwager

On May 31, 2022, the Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID) in Trier was again recognized as a family-friendly employer by the berufundfamilie Service GmbH. The successful recertification of the audit berufundfamilie is valid for three years. "We are pleased and proud that we have earned recognition of our family- and life-phase-conscious personnel policy from an independent source," says the delighted General Manager, Dr. Gabriel Schui. "It was especially important to us during the time of the coronavirus pandemic that all 60 ZPID employees were able to easily balance their work and home lives." Moving forward, the team at ZPID will continue to have the opportunity to spend some time working from home. On June 21, 2022, ZPID will receive the award during the official online certification event (Zertifikats-Online-Event).

This certification verifies that ZPID has successfully gone through the auditing process offered by the berufundfamilie Service GmbH and continues to use a strategic approach to sustainably shape the compatibility of work, family, and private life. In the dialog between ZPID and the auditing panel, focus was placed primarily on employee appraisals, practical support in family emergency situations, communication with the staff council, the integration of new team members, and joint activities such as sporting events. Each year, the berufundfamilie Service GmbH will review whether the target agreements set with ZPID management are being implemented.

A total of 78 organizations received their audit berufundfamilie or audit familiengerechte hochschule (audit family-friendly university) certificate from the berufundfamilie board of trustees on May 31, 2022. Nationwide, the certificate recipients include 42 business corporations, 32 institutions, and four universities.

The audit berufundfamilie
The berufundfamilie Service GmbH is a service provider and think tank dedicated to promoting the compatibility of work, family, and private life. Its core services are the audit berufundfamilie and audit familiengerechte hochschule, launched by the non-profit Hertie Foundation. Applicable in all sectors and across a range of company sizes, the audit identifies the status quo of the family- and life-phase-conscious measures currently in place, systematically develops the individual potential of organizations, and establishes binding target agreements to ensure that family awareness is firmly anchored in the corporate culture.



Bettina Leuchtenberg
Kommunikation und Events
+49 (0)651 201-2028