Balancing work and life
Our approach to promoting work–life balance varies from country to country. But it is always based on a common straightforward principle: we want to help our employees perform to their full potential.
Flexible working arrangements help our employees balance life and work and are therefore an important element in meeting the individual needs of our increasingly diverse workforce. Wherever possible, we meet employees' requests for special working conditions, offering arrangements that may include:
- part-time, flexi-time/flexi-retirement, job-sharing, working from home, sabbaticals and parental leave for men and women
- childcare facilities such as kindergartens and childcare centres
- other provisions that help employees combine their career and family roles
Many Roche affiliates already offer some form of flexible working. The degree of flexible working models offered depends on a variety of factors, including the local legal environment, local market practices and cultural environment among others. Whilst taking account of the local regulatory environment and individual job requirements, we aim to offer our employees as much flexibility as feasible.
Flexible working allows an employee to adapt their working time and practices to suit their individual situation, within the legal environment of a country and in alignment with business needs or the specific job requirements.