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Employee Assistance Office

Welcome to the Employee Assistance Office (MBS)

Is a tricky situation at work getting you all tied up in knots?


Help is available! Unpick the situation and work out solutions with our independent advisory services.

  • Are the lines of communication in your team still open, or have you long since stopped trying to get through?
  • Does it sometimes feel like others are speaking a different language?
  • How far should you back down – and what should you challenge?
  • Do you feel overwhelmed, misunderstood, frustrated or unfairly treated?
  • Is there a lack of balance between the demands placed on you and the encouragement and recognition you receive?
  • Are you struggling to combine your research and leadership responsibilities?
  • Are you getting more and more annoyed by difficult tasks imposed on you as a team, project or research leader?
  • Are attempts at reconciliation simply exacerbating the conflict?

Difficulties in the workplace happen – for employees, managers, professors and researchers alike. The important thing is to act in good time, before a situation gets out of hand or a disagreement escalates.

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Weiterführende Informationen


For Each Other, For Each Other: at UZH we treat each other with respect and tolerance – regardless of age, disability, sex, gender identity, skin color, origin, religion, sexual orientation, social and professional status or language. These are the values to which we are all committed.

Annual report 2023

The annual report 2023 of the UZH Employee Assistance Office is available for your reading now (currently in German only):

New cantonal whistleblowing portal

The canton of Zurich has opened a new online portal for anonymous whistleblowing:

MBS flyer and postcard

The most relevant information in a nutshell - to print out or send.