Work-life balance

Our aim is to enable our employees to strike an appropriate balance between their work and their personal lives. At the same time, we see the value of effective flexibility instruments in enabling us to react to downswings, fluctuations in sales volumes, and pressures on costs. The locations at which employees can work and the distribution of working hours represents a key element of this flexible approach. In Germany, the main emphasis is on trust-based working-time models; no working-time accounts are kept, and no checks are made on hours worked. We also make use of flexitime models, where staff can increase or reduce the balance of their working-time accounts over the course of a year. To varying degrees, both models provide scope for responding to fluctuating capacity requirements while helping to reconcile business and private interests.

Part-time work, which is particularly popular with female staff at present, is offered in various forms alongside semi-retirement plans for older employees. The solutions outlined take account of business needs and the personal interests of employees in equal measure and are open to men and women equally.

Part-time jobs in Germany

 

 

 

 

2015/2016

2014/2015

2013/2014

Part-time employees

206

228

228

Female

179

195

199

Male

27

33

29

 

 

 

 

Employees in active partial retirement

162

130

132

In Germany, 142 employees of Wincor Nixdorf were on parental leave in the period under review. Of these, 55% were fathers. In most cases, however, the employees concerned tended to opt for a shorter period of leave lasting only a few months.

Employees on parental leave in Germany

 

 

 

 

2015/2016

2014/2015

2013/2014

Employees on parental leave

142

150

151

Female

61

74

78

Male

81

76

73