27 Oct 2017 | Press Release No. 22
As one of 64 organisations from the business, science, administration and association sectors, the Federal Employment Agency has been recognised for the sixth time for its forward-looking, successful and sustainable human resources policy. It also successfully applied for the add-on rating for diversity, which was awarded for the first time this year.
Valerie Holsboer, Director of Resources at the Federal Employment Agency, accepted the award in person on Friday in Gelsenkirchen. With its comprehensive gender equality policy and work-life balance programme, the Federal Employment Agency guarantees equal career development opportunities for men and women. Against a backdrop of demographic change, the cultural diversity of employees represents a major opportunity for the Agency. As Valerie says: “When employees enter our teams, they bring their own professional and life experiences with them. This applies to everyone, from the Turkish careers advisor to the severely disabled placement officer or the almost-retired head of the division. Together, they form a team with a diverse variety of skills. They can learn from each other and respond professionally to a wide variety of customer needs.”
The Total E-Quality rating is awarded on a yearly basis. The award is valid for three years and is the result of an extensive application process. In particular, the jury’s decision takes into account the involvement of the Federal Employment Agency in networks and its role as a skilled and professional partner in various multidisciplinary projects. Thanks to its successful, sustainable external ventures, it also serves as a role model for the German business sector.
“The managing bodies of our award winners have recognised that a genuine, firmly anchored culture of equal opportunities and diversity leads to greater success. They position themselves as forward-looking pioneers in society,” says Eva Maria Roer, chairperson of the awarding body, Total E-Quality Deutschland e.V.
Further information can be found at: www.total-e-quality.de
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