The needs of employees with family should be met in times of skill shortages. The reconciliation of family and career often plays a major role, especially for professionals. However, more money does not necessarily mean better terms or opportunities for the employee. Targeted financial assistance can be more helpful than a higher gross salary. Recreational allowances, shopping vouchers, travel allowances, exemptions without financial losses, improved pension options, care subsidies or additional occasional payments are just some of the possible options.
A part-time mother with tax bracket 5 is helped far more with a childcare allowance or other net-effective benefits than with a classic salary increase. The annual payment of a recovery allowance also has a positive effect on the whole family, since here, in addition to the employee, the spouses and children can also get something.
In many cases, the monetary support of your employees is not solely at the expense of the employer. The relief of the employer ranges from tax advantages to subsidies to the complete assumption of costs. Talk to your tax advisor about possible models. You can also consult with the employer service centres or the business promotion department.
Questions and answers
Are there any subsidies for company childcare?
Whether and to what extent childcare is supportive in your company depends very much on your company size and the situations of your employees. The possible support then ranges from the placement of KiTa places to the subsidization of childminders. Information is provided by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.
Are there any financial aids for the self-employed
For founders and self-employed there are different promotion and assistance programs in Germany. Some of them also include support for more family friendliness. For more information, contact the counseling centers for founders in your area.
What financial support and benefits are there?
Financial assistance to employers can be direct or indirect. Direct means for example the subsidization of measures for better family friendliness by the state. Indirect means that for example by tax benefit for investing in family-friendly measures.
Action aid family - friendliness
Information from the Hans - Böckler - Stiftung about possible family - friendliness in companies as well as the possibilities to get them supported
Hans Böckler Foundation
Survey on the subject of skilled workers
Extensive information about the retention of skilled workers thanks to family-friendliness and their financial benefits
Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
Companies that provide childcare for their employees may receive financial subsidies.
Find out here, which direct tax benefits can result on health promotion measures
The economic service of the city of Dresden informs extensively about possible financing and subsidies.
Agentur für Arbeit Flöha
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Agentur für Arbeit Dresden
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