Zurich as an employer
At Zurich, we aim for a mix of employees that reflects the diversity of our customers and the communities in which we live and work. Our diversity and inclusion programs are shaping an environment where everyone feels welcome, ensuring that Zurich is a place that values different opinions, respects personal needs, and provides equal opportunities for all. With the help of our employee resource groups, business role models and advocates we are focusing on:
- Sexual Orientation
In 2015 we became the first global insurance business to gain EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) certification in six key markets: Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Spain, Switzerland the UK. Since then a further six countries have certified with EDGE: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Ireland, Japan and Mexico. Zurich is one of only six brands worldwide that have achieved Move Level certification in a country of operation – Switzerland and Austria. This recognizes our ongoing commitment to gender equality and demonstrates our aim to be the insurance industry’s employer of choice.
We have used the insights gained from EDGE to launch FlexWork@Zurich, our global approach to flexible working, empowering employees to work where, when and how they choose, with maximum flexibility and minimum constraints, to optimize their performance. FlexWork is currently active in 23 countries worldwide. Working with the EDGE Foundation we have also created and implemented an approach to proactively managing pay equity. This approach has been verified by an independent third party who specializes in certifying and auditing. This approach is accessible worldwide.
To attract and retain the best talent, we offer a comprehensive range of benefits and incentives. Here are some highlights:
Expect a competitive salary that matches your talents and role, and rewards your contributions.
Special insurance discounts
In most countries you’ll receive a range of insurance discounts.
As a global business, we value the international mobility of our employees. Without it, we simply wouldn’t be able to execute our global business strategy successfully. It’s also a great way for future leaders to build valuable experience. If you’re keen to develop an international career, Zurich is the place to do it. We like to transfer people for the right reasons. If you fit the bill, you’ll have all the support you need to ensure your time abroad is a positive experience.
We’ll help you make the most of your unique talents through an individual development plan. You can also expect high-quality online and classroom training. Mentoring by senior colleagues will help you develop your interpersonal, business and leadership skills.
We focus on developing inspired leaders with the skills and capabilities to execute our business strategy and create an environment where our people can be at their best. That’s why, as a leader, you’ll have access to our new leadership development curriculum.
At Zurich, we want to empower people to work in ways that best suit their needs, both professionally and personally, without the traditional limitations of when, where and how work is performed. FlexWork@Zurich is our internal program to enable maximum flexibility with minimum constraints. We offer various opportunities to work flexibly in many of our locations. This ensures our customers get the best service we can offer and gives our employees the opportunity to achieve the best possible performance.