Taking a stand
We are taking a stand – for diversity, non-discrimination, and equality of opportunity. We are also making this stance very clear to the outside world. On September 2, 2020, our Chief Human Resources Officer, Birgit Bohle, unveiled a huge rainbow T in front of the Deutsche Telekom headquarters in Bonn. This campaign was accompanied by a comprehensive communications campaign on our social media channels that centered on LGBTI+ and diversity issues.
What we are doing
We offer our employees wide-ranging opportunities to develop personally and grow professionally. Here are a few examples:
We know that priorities in life can change. We take that into consideration: with flexible working time models, a guaranteed return to full-time work that exceeds legal requirements, and working time accounts for earlier retirement or longer time out. Many employees also have the option of working from home.
Career advancement while parenting? It’s possible – with our mentoring program for junior employees with children. They are prepared for expert and management tasks in Germany before, during, and after their parental leave and are supported by an experienced manager.
More than seven percent of our employees in Germany are severely disabled. We are driving inclusion forward throughout the Group with our own action plan and various measures. We offer individual advice, special IT support, modified workplace equipment, and sign language translation, among other things.
What if your child suddenly gets sick and you have an important meeting? There are parent-and-child offices or emergency childcare services for such situations at many locations in Germany. We also run several of our own day-care centers with very flexible opening hours. And we even have exciting childcare programs during the holidays.
What if your mother suddenly needs nursing care? Or your partner has to be hospitalized and your family needs help with everyday tasks for several weeks? In situations like these, we help our employees in Germany with free advice from our cooperation partner “awo lifebalance“ and an online advisory service.