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Women career returners keep on growing together with DHL

Women career returners keep on growing together with DHL

DHL does more than deliver parcels, packages, and containers: delivers prosperity, transports health, empowers growth, delivers joy. Every day Connecting People, Improving Lives. 
As a part of DHL Global Forwarding, Freight, you play an important role in delivering quality services and solutions to the customers. DHL Global Forwarding, Freight offers a diverse number of challenging opportunities in different functions and aspects of their business. 

With the principle of having equal opportunities for all individuals, DHL is improving the quality of life for its employees. The company supports you in expanding your knowledge and to personally grow, always keeping in mind that life outside the workplace is just as stimulating as work itself.

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Why DHL is THE logistics company and THE Freight Forwarder to join for women

The ‘Women at DHL Global Forwarding, Freight’ initiative connects the 46% of the workforce identifying as women, from all ages and heritages including allies. The program is structured under different work streams with the overall aspiration of building a visible pathway for more talented women to join and be promoted to leadership roles. All of these measures therefore create a workplace culture that is inclusive and attractive for women.

As a woman returner, DHL wants to provide you with a safe and trusting environment to review your options and desire to return to your career full-time or to slowly transition back into the professional career world by securing a part-time role. The local teams and policies aim to focus on practices that support flexible, conducive work arrangements for women at the workplace. Whilst there is a focus on women at work, lots of policies element also support overall employees with children. 

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DHL knows you have gained even more experience in the past months and this will contribute to the business success. Though various countries have legislations that may differ, here are some overall implementation recommendations from DHL Global Forwarding, Freight that the various offices in different countries could follow if their local situation allows:

  • Paid maternity leave
    The country's organization can implement 13 weeks’ paid maternity leave as a minimum. This can be split between the time before and after the birth of the child.
  • Keep-in-touch days
    The country organization can arrange 1-2 keep-in-touch days with employees on maternity leave. These days should not be counted as part of the maternity leave.
  • Paid paternity leave
    The country organization can implement 5 days’ paid paternity leave as a minimum. 
  • Unpaid leave
    To give new parents further options to balance their work and family time, the country organization could also look into the option of unpaid leave for certain months post returning to work.
  • Flexible hours
    Upon returning to work after maternity leave or an extended period of unpaid leave to take care of young children, employees should be entitled to flexible working hours to allow a progressive return. 

Diversity & Inclusion at DHL

Being the Employer of Choice and Provider of Choice shows that diversity is at the core of it all. The diversity of the employees mirrors the diversity of the customers, suppliers, and investors. It enables DHL Global Forwarding and Freight to deliver innovative products that make for successful customer relations. DHL Global Forwarding, Freight brings together people from a wide range of societies and cultural backgrounds – all of them with differing skills, experiences, and views. 

Grow with DHL Global Forwarding, Freight

DHL provides a wide range of career opportunities all over the world.

Find the right opportunity for you by exploring DHL jobs.

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