Competition - Family-friendly company

What constitutes a family-friendly company? Does it have to do with flexible work hours, the option of working from home or childcare provisions at the company?

The Anhalt-Bitterfeld rural district regularly organises a competition that seeks to identify the most family-friendly companies. This identifies companies that outstandingly fulfil the wish for the compatibility of family and work, thereby helping make the Anhalt-Bitterfeld rural district an attractive location for specialists. This special dedication strengthens our business location and encourages emulation. After all, the places where people work happily are the ones that also produce good results!

EWG supports this competition by being on the selection committee. We visit participating companies and find out how family friendliness is implemented effectively. Sometimes it only takes minor changes to workflows to make it possible for employees to come through particularly well for their families as well as their companies. The companies can use the award ceremony as an opportunity to get to know each other and adapt good models for themselves.

As an economic development agency, our job is to report on and publicise special examples of family-friendly companies. The goal is to compete for urgently-needed specialists and convince them of the value of Anhalt-Bitterfeld as both a business and residential location.