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Jobsharing And Beyond

Jan 22, 2021

I am delighted to introduce my guest Robert Frischbier today. After receiving his diploma in business administration Robert worked in the automotive industry for about 12 years.

While being responsible for the quality management and inside sales he learned how difficult it was for a young parent to balance work and life in a very traditional industry.  He will share more about this experience in our conversation and how this led him to co-found together with his wife 2PAARSchultern which means two pairs of shoulders in German and describes their own lifestyle best.

Beside his work as a consultant and coach Robert works as an auditor for the renowned Bertelsmann Foundation certifying companies as family friendly employers.

How to connect with Robert:




Website - includes links to the podcast 2PAARSchultern


What we talked about: 

4:32 Why did you create 2PAARSchultern?

8:31 What is the mission of your 2PAARSchultern podcast?

12:00 Your work as assessor for the Bertelsmann's Family Friendly Employer Stamp of Approval

13:47 How is flexible work included when assessing potential family friendly employers?

18:52  Consequence of including flexible work options as part of job descriptions

20:52 Support for professional returners in Germany

23:17 Transferable skills from unpaid care work

27:27 Fathers & care role models

30:10 Importance of top management in becoming a family friendly employer

31:14 Best practice employers during covid19


Link to the article about caring versus providing dad by associate professor Lee T. Gettler:


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