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Awards for Family-Friendly Workplaces

Policy category

Fostering Family-Friendly Workplaces

Recommendation Pillars

Support parents’ participation in the labour market

Countries that have implemented practice

Hungary

Age Groups

Adults (age 20+)

Target Groups

Parents, Mothers, Fathers

Years in Operation

2000  - still operating

Type of Organization Implementing Practice

National Government

Practice Overview

Since 2000, the Social Affairs and Labour Ministry of the Hungarian government has held an annual competition for family-friendly workplaces, to recognise companies and institutions that have introduced measures facilitating a better work-life balance for employees. The government is keen for employers to become more responsive to the family-related needs of their employees and has set up a competition as it wants other companies to be able to learn from the best practice models highlighted through the award scheme. Applications are submitted and then evaluated by a jury, which is made up of representatives from the Employment Ministry, the Family Ministry, the Employment Office, trade unions, employers’ associations and civil organisations. The jury then chooses a winner in each of the five categories of awards: publicly financed and non-profit organisations, micro- (under 10 employees), small (10 to 50 employees), medium-sized (50 to 500 employees) and large enterprises (over 500 employees). The five winners can call themselves ‘Family-friendly workplaces’ for the year in question and use the accompanying logo.

Contact Information

Name

Dr Orsolya Makar

Title

 

Organization

Hungarian Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour

Address

 

Phone

+36 1 428 9775

Email

makar.orsolya@szmm.gov.hu

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