The software and systems vendor MicroNova has been awarded the “Partnerstein” by the Dachau regional associations of the Frauenunion (Women’s Union), the Mittelstandsunion (Union of small and medium-sized businesses) and the Christlich-Soziale Arbeitnehmerunion (Christian-social employees’ union). The prize is awarded to companies in the district of Dachau that not only promote a good balance between family and career within the company, but also actively encourage it. The award was presented by Ilse Aigner, President of the Bavarian State Parliament.
“From my point of view, successful entrepreneurship is based on three factors: business excellence, care for the environment and social responsibility. MicroNova is a perfect example of this interplay, which is why the award for reconciling family and work life has deservedly gone to Vierkirchen,” explained Ilse Aigner, President and Member of the Bavarian State Parliament. Christine Unzeitig, district chairman of the union of small and medium-sized companies in the Dachau region, added: “I am glad that we have companies like MicroNova in our region. It’s where economic success meets a Christian and social corporate philosophy. That is why the Mittelstandsunion gladly awarded the 15th ‘Partnerstein’ award to MicroNova.”
Some of the benefits MicroNova offers include flexitime and trust-based working hours, digital workstations for the home office and individual arrangements for parental leave. Part-time work models are also a matter of course: “Around 20 percent of our staff work part-time,” explains Orazio Ragonesi, CEO of MicroNova. The proportion of women in the high-tech firm is currently 27 percent – and rising. In addition, the company offers additional voluntary benefits for all employees. This starts with rather small everyday things such as the lunch subsidy for the company canteen, and extends to a comprehensive career program. MicroNova also voluntarily assumes 50 percent of contributions to the company pension scheme for employees.
MicroNova has been a software and systems vendor since 1987 and offers products, solutions, and services in three business segments: testing of automotive electronics, management of mobile radio and communication networks as well as the distribution of IT management solutions from ManageEngine. 300 experts work with technological competence and passion at the company’s headquarters in Vierkirchen near Munich as well as at nine other locations in Germany and the Czech Republic. Numerous customers such as Audi, BMW, Continental, Telefónica Germany, Vodafone Deutschland, and Volkswagen place their trust in the expertise of MicroNova.