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Top Employers for Working Families: Deutsche Bank

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Top Employers for Working Families recognised Deutsche Bank in the UK as one of the Top Ten overall employers and winner in the financial services sector. In addition, Deutsche Bank received a special commendation for their maternity coaching and was a finalist in the Best Implementation of Childcare Voucher Scheme category.

Tom Slocock, business sponsor for the Family Network, said: "We are delighted to have been so strongly recognised at the Working Family Awards 2010. The awards and commendation highlight the bank’s strong commitment to employees with families and are welcome recognition of the importance we place upon creating a successful and encouraging work environment."

"The list of initiatives below demonstrates our commitment to all employees and we continue to work with business managers to enable them to manage each individual situation; supporting the balance of work and life, whether that be raising a family, caring for family members, participating in interests outside of work, in the community or further education."

Eileen Taylor, global head of diversity at Deutsche Bank, says: "In order to attract and retain the best talent it’s very important that we create a culture where people feel supported in the life decisions they make. HR can create the policies and benefits but we look to strong leadership and management to create the culture. I am very pleased to be recognised by Top Employers for Working Families; it is a reflection of some great work established through partnership between HR and the businesses."

Deutsche Bank initiatives:

Supporting working parents

 The Family Network, which was launched in 2005, provides working families, caregivers and parents-to-be with options to help balance home and work. Through the Family Network it provides access to child and health care experts on a range of topics via a dedicated speaker series. Topics range from how to maximise face time with your children, getting your child to sleep, raising multilingual children, teaching your child to read, teenage safety, eldercare, men and women’s health and communicating across the generations.

Family friendly benefits include:

 Employee Assistance Programme – an independent confidential service that provides expert help and support on all personal and work-related problems, including stress, bereavement, financial and relationship difficulties.

 Bupa Child and Dependant Care Helpline – offering confidential, sympathetic and expert information on a range of issues to include planning a family, care options, childcare searches, parental support and carer support. Open 24/7 365 days of the year.

Childcare Voucher Scheme
Broadgate Nursery
Emergency back-up childcare
Rood Lane Medical Centre – access to broad range of primary healthcare services  
Shared ante-natal programme
Pre-natal yoga classes

Maternity coaching – Maternity coaching is offered to all women and their managers. Run by the Executive Coaching Consultancy, the programme consists of coaching sessions that take place before, during and following maternity leave. The programme also includes a manager coaching session for the managers of women taking maternity leave, aimed at providing insights that can enable managers to effectively support their team members in their return to work.

Work-life balance – Ford understand that all employees have commitments and interests outside of the workplace. Family matters such as childcare, education and elder care are important aspects of employees' lives, as well as personal interests and community involvement. The policies are designed to provide employees' with options and flexibility to help manage personal choices. The company encourages employees to take advantage of the programmes on offer to support them in their work and personal lives.

Work-life Initiatives include:

Flexible work arrangements  
Family and medical care leave
Adoption assistance programme
DB’s own nursery and emergency back-up child-care personal development workshops
Maternity coaching programme – for women going on maternity leave and their managers
Paid leave for maternity/paternity