Managing performance

We want our employees to reach their potential and be fully supported in their work. We therefore lay great emphasis on performance. The past three years have seen our behavioural framework, the Personal and Leadership Imperatives, become fully embedded in our performance management approach, focusing on both what people achieve and how they achieve their goals. Including these behaviours in performance and feedback discussions allows for robust, future-focused conversations, better performance differentiation and transparent pay-for-performance.

In 2017, we also embarked on a set of pilots, exploring more flexible, timely performance management approaches to strengthen Swiss Re’s culture of continuous feedback/dialogue, recognition of achievement, and personal growth and development. We are committed to continuing to improve our programmes and capitalise on digitization where possible, as we build our feedback culture.