Uvex, the German brand of eyewear, helmets and safety products, has recorded positive results from its flexible worktime programs which the company began to introduce ten years ago.
Since then, Uvex has developed
no less than about 150 different types of alternative work schedules
that it is offering to its employees in order to synchronize their daily
professional and private duties in the best way possible. Among the
offers are job sharing, sabbaticals, flexible office hours, part-time
employment and home-based work opportunities.
The plan behind these
programs is not to encourage employees to work less, but to increase
team spirit, the employees’ motivation and their identification with the
company. Uvex says that this has been as an essential factor in
creating longterm bonds with highly qualified staff, notably young
Currently, some 400 employees are taking advantage of the
individual offers to improve work-life balance.