“For us, diversity means the inclusion of all people regardless of their diverse characteristics and is at the same time a necessary and desired prerequisite for a successful research institute. This is what we at ZEW are actively committed to. We support and integrate employees of all ages, nationalities, beliefs, genders and sexual identities. Therefore, we are very pleased that our commitment has once again been recognised by the TOTAL E-QUALITY award,” explains ZEW Managing Director Thomas Kohl.
Innovative HR management projects implemented successfully
According to the jury, the new mission statements on equality, diversity and recruitment as well as the code of conduct regarding family friendliness have been impressively developed further, and ZEW also performs well in terms of staffing, staff development and work-life balance. Newly implemented measures such as the introduction of a gender-sensitive job application management system or the increased recruitment of women for management positions are evidence of the ZEW’s unwavering commitment to strengthening equal opportunities. The jury considers the planned pilot project on blind recruitment to be particularly innovative. The goal is to detach the selection process as much as possible from subjective influences and to test whether equal opportunities can be increased through anonymised applications.