State Award Family & Career: Combeenation wins second place

04.Nov 2020

We are delighted to have won second place in the "Small Companies" category of the "Family & Career" state award. Combeenation was honored for its "Family First @ Combeenation" project, which supports employees with children in balancing family and career. This year, a total of 76 companies and institutions from seven federal states submitted entries for the "Family & Career" state award. Due to Corona, the award ceremony was held virtually via video stream by Federal Minister Christine Aschbacher.

What is the State Award for "Career & Family" all about?

The State Award is based on state competitions held in the individual federal states. The three best-placed companies in each state can then submit entries for the National Award. Awards were presented to the winners in a total of five categories - from small, medium-sized to large companies, public and non-profit companies and institutions. All nominees and award winners are also part of the network Companies for Families - the initiative for more family-friendliness in Austria. As partners of the network, they are committed to make an active contribution to more family-friendliness in their own area of responsibility, to be a role model and incentive for others, and to make a better work-life balance a trademark of Austria.

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What is employer branding?

Employer branding refers to all strategic measures that a company or institution can take to present itself to potential applicants and employees as an attractive, family-friendly employer. After all, it is precisely in special times that special measures are needed to ensure cohesion between the company and its employees and to enable compatibility.

The 2nd place in the category "Small Business" goes to ...

... Combeenation.

Combeenation scored in the small company category with its "Family First @ Combeenation" project, which has been running since 2019. Employees with children are given the best possible support at all levels. The measures include particularly flexible working hours, home office Fridays, healthy lunches and many joint activities from bike rides and archery to the ever-popular summer barbecue.


"Family First consists of measures designed to promote a work-life balance and thereby combine family happiness with economic success," summarizes founder and CEO Klaus Pilsl. For him, this project is a matter of the heart. In order to sustainably establish comprehensive health management at Combeenation, the follow-up project "Healtheenation" was initiated together with the Austrian Health Insurance Fund.

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