The Innviertler aircraft parts manufacturer FACC is expanding its range of working time models. According to the company, this included a modern reinterpretation of job sharing and the option of part-time jobs in production for people returning from parental leave.
Within the past two years, the number of different working time models at FACC has tripled – the focus here is on flexibility for employees, including new approaches that allow e.g. B. also made it possible for part-time workers to hold managerial positions. “While there used to be a few working time models, the trend is towards highly flexible models that are geared to the individual needs of each employee,” says Georg Horacek, VP Human Resources at FACC. While around 80 to 100 different working time models will be offered in 2021, the company currently has more than 300.
Job sharing rethought
The measures introduced also include upgrading job sharing. In this model, two people shared the duties and responsibilities of a full-time position. This gives part-time workers access to interesting positions and, in particular, enables working mothers and fathers to continue their careers without gaps.
The concept is also an interesting perspective for older people who would make use of partial retirement regulations, or for young professionals, which supports a transfer of knowledge from older employees to younger employees. For this purpose, FACC uses a platform offered by JobTwins, on which “JobTwin seekers” are connected with one another.
The new approach is already being used successfully in FACC’s IT & Security division. “Job sharing is a working model of the future, with which we at FACC are gaining experience at an early stage, at all levels. Due to the tense labor market situation in IT, we are starting with it in our department,” says Alexander Hochmeier, VP IT & Security at FACC. Kathrin Gerauer (34) and Katharina Brunneder (36) are the first IT experts at FACC to successfully implement this concept since November: “The job-sharing model enables us to implement demanding projects even part-time and to optimally combine family and work .”
FACC also focuses on supporting returnees from maternity leave to get back into work – also in production with a flexible part-time model that has been very well received. The number of desired working hours can be freely agreed.
Up to 100 percent home office
With all working time models, the focus is on flexibility: Up to 100 percent of employees can work from home – depending on the agreement with the respective manager. Up to ten additional days off are also possible as part of flextime agreements. In order to inspire young talents for the company at an early stage, bachelor’s graduates are also offered attractive career entry opportunities. According to FACC, students can already start working part-time during their master’s degree and have complete freedom in organizing their time. During learning-intensive phases or the examination phase, working hours can be reduced and flexibly made up for at a later time. FACC employs a total of more than 3000 people.