Audit

After renewed audits of its services, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin was again awarded the certificate 'family-friendly university' (audit familiengerechte hochschule®) and the certificate 'family-friendly employer' (audit berufundfamilie®)

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Balancing work/study and family life

Our staff and students produce outstanding work. Being able to find a balance between work/study and family life is of crucial importance to all staff and students with long-term caring responsibilities - whether they are caring for children or other relatives. Aware of the importance of a healthy work-life balance, the Executive Board embarked on a new path in 2007, which is aimed at becoming a more family-friendly organization. By doing so, the Executive board committed the organization to reauditing as part of the 'family-friendly employer' and a 'family-friendly university' audits.

In March 2014, CharitéUniversitätsmedizin Berlin was again awarded the certificate 'family-friendly university' (audit familiengerechte hochschule® and audit berufundfamilie®).

Balancing work/study and family life

Having been awarded its first certification in 2007...

...CharitéUniversitätsmedizin Berlin is committed to introducing processes and services aimed at achieving a better balance of work/study and family life. Prior to its third reauditing process, Charité and berufundfamilie GmbH will be holding a joint event bringing together the project leaders of similar university-based audit projects from across Germany. The event will give project leaders the opportunity to shape the processes and procedures of future 'family-friendly university' audits.

As part of its preparation for reauditing in 2017, Charité is determined to continue implementing measures aimed at supporting members of staff and students. These include:

  • Providing support to staff planning to return to work following parental leave
  • Expanding and improving childcare options
  • Introducing events and advice for staff who care for a relative
  • Developing an 'honorary grandparents' scheme (Patengroßelternprojekt)
  • Developing an effective strategy for communicating best practice examples
  • Introducing emergency childcare services for students with children
  • Improving the scope of, and access to, flexible working arrangements

As part of its preparation for reauditing in 2017, Charité is determined to continue implementing measures aimed at supporting members of staff and students. These include:

  • Providing support to staff planning to return to work following parental leave
  • Expanding and improving childcare options
  • Introducing events and advice for staff who care for a relative
  • Developing an 'honorary grandparents' scheme (Patengroßelternprojekt)
  • Developing an effective strategy for communicating best practice examples
  • Introducing emergency childcare services for students with children
  • Improving the scope of, and access to, flexible working arrangements