As part of our commitment to diversity, we attach great importance to inclusion and want to expand this further in the future. More information on this can be found here in the diversity section and in the concept paper for download.


Occupational safety instructions
Together with Masterplan, training courses on the topic of occupational safety instruction are mandatory for us. All employees, including temporary staff, working students and interns, must complete the modules.

Fire protection assistants & first aiders
The oil in the pan suddenly starts to burn? The bicycle accumulator has set fire to the cellar while charging? An accident has happened? If the worst comes to the worst, we all want well-trained first aiders who might even save our lives - not only at work, but also at home or in our free time. Here, too, we fulfill our legal obligation and have hired and trained first aiders and fire safety assistants.

Rate of work accidents
Further information will follow shortly, as we are currently working on sustainable solutions for recording and will then answer this point.

Cycling station
We offer the option of a job bike and a bike repair station. More information on this can be found in the "Mobility" section under "Environment".

Training Development

With our e-learning platform Masterplan, we offer employees the opportunity to continue their education by themselves and at any time - personally, as a team and as an organization. The platform is as easy to use as Netflix and looks just as appealing. It contains high-quality courses from leading experts on various topics such as digitalization, soft skills, tools and much more.

Serious playground
The Serious Playground is an internal learning day in Düsseldorf with lots of exciting sessions and opportunities to exchange ideas. From AI tips and moderation basics to practical knowledge about Microsoft Teams, there are always exciting topics to offer. 
In the GROW Academy, all employees can find all of the Handelsblatt Media Group's further training courses and have the opportunity to sign up for workshops or training courses or simply start immediately on Masterplan. All offers are available free of charge.
The Push Tomorrow Mentoring Program will also enter the next round in 2023/2024. An experienced professional (mentor) supports a talented person (mentee). Tandems are formed for the programme, each consisting of a mentor and a mentee, who are in a self-organized 1:1 exchange with each other on a monthly basis. The monthly tandem meetings are accompanied by selected impulses and workshops, the topics of which the mentees can help to shape.
Various leadership programs and topics are also part of the Serious Playground.


pme Family Service
Through our cooperation with pme Familienservice, we offer employees a comprehensive information and service portal. The service is available to all permanent employees. The family service advises on childcare issues and helps employees to find the right form of childcare for their own child and arranges suitable childcare solutions. Whether it's finding a kindergarten place, a childminder, an au pair or arranging short-term emergency care. Psychosocial support can also be arranged if required.


Daycare "MedienMäuse" ("Media mice")

In our company-owned daycare centre called "MedienMäuse" ("Media mice") in Düsseldorf, a maximum of nine children under the age of 3 are cared for by pedagogical specialists and recognized daycare staff in the specially equipped rooms in the building. The provider is the association "Kinder Kinder Beruf und Familie e.V.", which operates over ten facilities in Düsseldorf. Our childcare facility is subject to supervision by the Youth Welfare Office. The opening hours are tailored to the needs of working parents (until 18:00) and a regular needs assessment is carried out. The scope of care is 42 hours a week. We only close for two weeks during the summer vacation and between Christmas and New Year.
The parental contribution depends on income and is payable monthly to the Youth Welfare Office of the City of Düsseldorf. The current contribution table of the City of Düsseldorf can be found under the following link: Parental contribution up to 45 hours. If the parents live outside Düsseldorf, the parental contributions of the respective city apply. The Handelsblatt Media Group subsidizes the individual places.

Mobile working & Co.
iq digital offers its employees flexible working hours and also allows them to work from home. Part-time work is also possible by arrangement. Thanks to job sharing, we also offer management positions on a part-time basis. In this way, the company tries to respond as flexibly as possible to the needs of its employees in order to create a good work-life balance.