Bridging generations

Generational diversity is strong at Swiss Re. With a share of 45%, Generation X (born 1966–1980) makes up the largest share of our workforce, followed by Generation Y (born 1981–2000) at 32% and Baby Boomers (born before 1966) at 23%.

To effectively manage the multi-generational dynamics in Swiss Re’s work environment, we have fostered a culture of open dialogue about and among different generations. Our Employee Engagement Survey results showed very little difference in employee perceptions across the generations, and this has helped to challenge stereotypes. Reverse, or cross-generation, mentoring programmes have also become popular across Swiss Re.