Flexible working hours
Mit flexiblen Arbeitsformen und Kinderbetreuungsangeboten unterstützt Audi seine Mitarbeiter dabei, ihren individuellen Lebensentwurf zu verwirklichen und Beruf und Familie zu vereinbaren.
Audi wants to use future-oriented work models to help meet the differing needs of its employees in various life phases. Options for them include for instance working part-time, working from home, or taking time off to care for a relative.
Employees working in shifts have the option of working only certain shifts. They can then work only the early shift every two weeks, for instance, or share shifts part-time with other employees, according to their personal requirements. In einem Modellversuch testet Audi auch den Wechsel von Mitarbeitern in Teilzeit während der Schicht.
The subject of parental leave is a priority topic at Audi: In 2015, a total of 2,362 employees took parental leave, and 63 percent of them were men. Under the “Job & Family” programme, mothers and fathers on parental leave can also acquire additional job qualifications to make returning to work easier. Thanks to a four-year reinstatement offer, employees can devote themselves to their families beyond the legally mandated time frames.
For a successful transition from career to retirement, employees can select from several partial retirement models for arranging their work hours according to their needs, depending on their operational feasibility.
If Audi employees wish to care for family members in need of assistance, Audi supports them in balancing their careers and family life. Employees can take up to ten days of leave at short notice in order to attend to family members at home. Audi caregiver leave also offers the possibility of taking up to three years of time off. For long-term care needs, Audi employees can obtain a reinstatement agreement in order to dedicate an additional four years to a relative requiring care.
Another alternative is the sabbatical, which offers a temporary part-time employment agreement in which working hours are divided into phases for working and leave time. Regular working from home (telework) is possible with an amended employment agreement. Both models require the voluntary agreement of both the employee and employer.