imc receives "Family-friendly company" quality seal
For the past ten years, saaris e.V., the government of the Saarland and the Saarland Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) have been honouring companies that make a special, credible and authentic commitment to the compatibility of family and career. This now also includes imc.
Saarbruecken, January 2023
imc has successfully completed the certification process to become a family-friendly employer. Project manager Ursula Kuningham of the "Servicestelle Leben und Arbeiten" (saaris e.V.) presented the corresponding "Family-friendly company" certificate in Saarbrücken on 12 January 2023.
For Sarah Pitzius, Human Resources Officer at imc, several aspects were decisive for the quick certification: "Firstly, our really flexible, hybrid working time model, which is particularly well received by parents," explains Pitzius. "In addition, we offer the possibility to work part-time during or even after parental leave - an offer that is very well received and is also used by fathers. In general, the proportion of fathers who take parental leave for longer than two months is steadily increasing, which we expressly welcome."
Saarland-wide, around 200 companies have been successfully advised and certified since 2013. Those who want the seal can apply to the responsible IHK "Servicetelle Leben und Arbeiten" at saaris e.V. and will be evaluated by them on five criteria: Flexibility of working hours, organisation and location; care for children, parental leave and re-entry; compatibility of work and care; communication and information; service and support offers. After two years, there is the possibility of re-certification.