Work/life balance: finding the ideal mix

Work/life balance means maintaining a healthy relationship between work and personal life. We sup-port our employees in achieving this, and have held the “Familie UND Beruf” (Family AND Career) accolade from the specialist office UND since 2018.

Depending on their organisational unit and employment level, our employees are assigned their personal annual working hours based on a 40-hour working week. They can decide in agreement with their manager when exactly they will work these hours – within a window from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.

All employees can work up to 40% of their hours from home.

  • All posts are advertised with the possibility of part-time working.
  • Part-time trials: employees working full-time (100%) have the option of reducing their hours by 10–20% for a three-month trial period.

  • At least 27 days’ paid annual leave (over the age of 50: 32 days)
  • Option to purchase up to 10 days’ leave per year
  • Possibility of unpaid leave and sabbaticals

  • Basic salary plus variable remuneration
  • Attractive discounts on basic and supplementary insurances – including for family members
  • Voluntary pension contributions over and above those required by law
  • Reka-Checks, rail vouchers and many other special offers

  • 16 weeks’ maternity leave, 3 weeks’ paternity leave, both on full pay
  • Possibility of reducing the employment level to at least 80% for six months
  • Care allowance of CHF 100 per child, per month
  • Parenting courses to help improve work/life balance

In addition to three days off per incident, additional help is available, such as advice and support and the Swiss Red Cross (SRC) respite care services.

Thanam Pangri, Software Developer and Agile Coach: Thanam Pangri, Software Developer and Agile Coach:

Thanam Pangri, Software Developer and Agile Coach:

“At Helsana, I can achieve harmony between my professional and personal life. They have got the work/life balance right!”

Stefanie Hauser, Controller: Stefanie Hauser, Controller:

Stefanie Hauser, Controller:

“Thanks to the flexible working hours here, I can attend music practice in the afternoon. That really enriches my life.” 

Contact

Kenny Apel, HR Consultant Kenny Apel, HR Consultant

Kenny Apel, HR Consultant

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