Short test: check your company’s WHM status

By providing only a few details as part of an online self-test, you can determine to what extent your company already meets the requirements for the label:

Friendly Work Space Check

How your company can become and remain a Friendly Work Space

1. Self-assessment: assess your company on the basis of our criteria

The self-assessment performed by your company provides a detailed overview of your current WHM status and also serves as preparation for the external assessment.

Using our online planning instrument, you can record all of your WHM-relevant activities in an uncomplicated manner and assess their status and quality in accordance with our label criteria:

Friendly Work Space Self-Assessment

2. External assessment: have your self-assessment checked

Organisations can register for an external assessment at any time. The self-assessment using FWS Self-Assessment must be submitted at least six weeks before the assessment date. Please note that a period of at least two months must be allowed for between the time of registering and the desired assessment date.  On the assessment date, two external assessors will visit your organisation and assess on our behalf whether it meets the label requirements.

You will receive a preliminary decision on your performance six weeks after the assessment. You can use the label in your corporate communications after definitive confirmation of achieving a minimum grade of 3.0. Organisations that pass the assessment are also presented with an award at the end of October of the respective year as part of a celebratory event in Berne.

Companies that do not achieve the required number of points have the option of a partial assessment or are granted the interim status “Committed to Friendly Work Space”.

3. Re-assessment: your company will be re-assessed after three years

The Friendly Work Space label is awarded as a licence which is valid for three years. Every three years your company is re-assessed to check whether it still meets the quality criteria.


Madlen Witzig
Project Manager WHM Awareness & Dissemination