Our People Strategy

We regard our new People Strategy as our “North Star”: It provides us with clarity and direction, is embedded in everything we do and defines our ambition for the future of Swiss Re.

In 2016, we brought our People Strategy to life through a number of changes that were positively recognised by our internal and external stakeholders:

  • New employer brand to attract the best talent: Our brand promise “Let’s be smarter together” reflects the renewed energy and aspirations that Swiss Re has. It signals our ambition, as a best-in-class employer, to create an even better workplace by building on our strengths, while seeking opportunities to evolve and differentiate ourselves from our competitors.
  • New recruiting experience: Attracting the right talent and delivering a positive recruiting experience for our candidates and line managers is key for our success and our employer brand. Our new recruiting experience leverages digital technologies such as video recruiting in Bangalore, and will be further embedded in 2017, enabling candidates and hiring managers to interact seamlessly and effectively.
  • Develop our leaders: We expect our leaders to have the skills to inspire and engage our people. Therefore, we have spent considerable time embedding our Leadership Imperatives (Swiss Re’s behavioural principles) and developed critical leadership skills through excellence programmes and master classes.

In the following sections, we provide more insights on how our new People Strategy is embedded in everything we do, from our culture of diversity and inclusion, to the way we develop and mentor our people.