All employees of the Basler Kantonalbank with a 100% employment level work an average of 42 hours a week. The normal working hours are maintained as an annual average, which can mean more flexibility and time sovereignty depending on the function and job role.
In some functions, alternating telecommuting is possible. This working hours model offers our employees more local flexibility and, for example, allows them to work one day a week from home.
Part-time working model
If an employee needs more free time, we can offer flexible part-time working hours models in all hierarchical positions, depending on the employee’s function.
To guarantee rest and relaxation, our employees benefit from a holiday entitlement that exceeds the legal requirements. The annual holiday entitlement at the Basler Kantonalbank is five or six weeks, depending on your function level and age.
Maternity and paternity leave
A child changes life. We provide our female employees with sixteen weeks of maternity leave. This exceeds the legal entitlement. For a first child, our male workers are entitled to one week of paternity leave, rising to two weeks for every subsequent child. In addition, there is the opportunity to take unpaid leave.
The Basler Kantonalbank can provide our employees with professional counselling in difficult phases of their lives. Our external partners offer support in the fields of: childcare, elderly care, homecare, work-Life balance and social counselling.
A hiatus paid for by the employer enables our employees to take a creative break, a long-standing trip or do a private project. The entitlement of a sabbatical depends on the number of years of service, the function level and age of the employee.
Paid youth holidays
Employees who volunteer with young people in their free time are entitled to a paid youth holiday of no more than one week until they turn 31.