For Saxon employers, one of the most important factors in the competition for skilled workers is a good work-life balance. 

Saxon companies’ family friendliness is one of the region's central assets. Working conditions that are tailored to employees’ personal and professional life prospects not only help find new recruits but also encourage well-trained skilled workers to stay with their employer. 


Employees’ needs in this regard can only be met with the right public infrastructure and the right conditions within each company. Human resources management attuned to people’s individual life stages can provide various relevant schemes.

The changing demographics in Saxon workforces are making it increasingly important for businesses to specifically target older workers’ needs. At the same time, a young generation is currently entering the labour market with an increased interest in continuing education and more private commitments.

The options for improving employees’ work-life balance include innovative working hours schemes, job sharing, working from home, childcare arrangements and support for family carers. 

Carers with careers: a central challenge for Saxon employers

Today, many employees already care for older relatives. The rising elderly population, plus the fact that they prefer to be cared for at home, means that the number of carers will continue to increase. For employers, it is becoming ever more important to encourage family carers to work, and to keep them in their jobs. This involves keeping their employees healthy, motivated and capable, and if possible even improving this situation.

In recent years, a series of legal provisions have thus been put in place to enable family carers to work while still providing care. However, individual companies can also take various steps to support those employees providing long-term care. Steps which can help promote a care-sensitive corporate culture with individual company schemes include, for instance, internal advice, support and information services; flexible working hours or temping, working from home, job sharing, cooperation with day-care facilities etc.

Support is also available via the carer hotline: 030 2017-9131