At HZB, we encourage and value the diversity of our employees. We recognise many different aspects in diversity: in relation to different cultural backgrounds, to gender, to physical or mental ability, and to different professional backgrounds or phases of life. When different people come together, this creates new opportunities for cooperation and creativity. Tapping into these potentials and turning them into permanent traits of the working culture is a conscious choice of HZB: in the scope of the Diversity Audit by the Stifterverband in 2020/2021, many employees from all departments worked together to develop suggestions and corresponding measures. The aim was not only to prevent discrimination and to support minorities, but also to go beyond that and permanently establish an open and respectful culture that gives all employees room to unfold their strengths. In 2022, HZB also signed the German Diversity Charter, becoming one of around 4,500 companies and institutions in Germany committed to promoting diversity in the working environment.
HZB endeavours to create a welcoming culture that allows new employees to quickly find their way in and become a contributive part of the centre’s community.
We encourage a considerate and respectful manner and open communication with one another. Our recruiting processes are based on unbiased selection and procedures that guarantee equality in every respect.
If there ever are conflicts or problems, we have a number of contacts and go-to people who offer individual advice and, if necessary, a structured escalation process.
The values for which HZB stands, and the managers represent at all levels, are laid out in our Code of Conduct.