HBPO again honoured as "family-friendly company in Soest District"

Lippstadt, Juli 2nd, 2020 – For the ninth time HBPO GmbH in Lippstadt has been certified as a "family-friendly company in the district of Soest". "We are very pleased about the recertification because it is important to us that our employees are able to reconcile their family situation with their working lives. Especially in times like these, family-friendly offers such as home office, flexible working time models etc. are more important than ever", says Stephane Rua Gomez, Manager HR Germany. HBPO employees have been using their home office since the beginning of the pandemic. Step-by-step they are returning to the Headquarters office. "Of course, childcare also plays a major role here - until the end of August, employees have the opportunity to work from their home office without restrictions," adds the HR manager.

But "family-friendly" at HBPO means more than "just" flexible working hours and mobile working.

It has become an established practice for almost all new becoming fathers make use of their statutory entitlement of parental leave, while the company subsequently makes it as easy as possible for fathers – and mothers as well of course – to return to work. "We see this as being part of reconciling work and family life", continues Rua Gomez.

HBPO also considers the needs of its employees when it comes to caring for elderly parents or other family members, and makes sure they are not left alone when such a situation arises. The "Elder Care" programme offers support when employees have to care for family members. An HBPO partner with many years of experience in the care sector provides advice on fundamental aspects and detailed issues, helping to arrange for care options and much more besides.