At Helvetia we respect and promote the diversity and uniqueness of our employees. Their different points of view give rise to positive friction and innovative ideas and are the driving force behind our success. Respect and trust underpin the way we interact with one another, enabling all employees to achieve their full potential.
Even if time is still needed to live up to this claim across the whole of the business: we are convinced that cultivating this diversity will make Helvetia a more agile, innovative and customer-focused company and that this will enable us to achieve our objectives. Let’s meet a small portion of our diverse workforce with their unique backgrounds, life plans and points of view.
Our lives are one big storybook. Throughout our professional careers we repeatedly find ourselves asking whether it might be time to start a new chapter. At Helvetia we think that's something worth doing, whatever your age. We look for and encourage employees who accept new challenges, make a start even when the solution is not yet apparent, share knowledge, and are inquisitive and open to change regardless of their age. When all the exciting stories come together across all the generations and we begin to prioritize learning over knowledge, then Helvetia's future will also be a success story.
With "Generation balance@helvetia", we are looking to ensure a balance of the generations in our workforce, promote intergenerational knowledge transfer and pave the way for lifelong learning.
Time flies. Our days are packed with work, training, family and friends, looking after loved ones and hobbies. At Helvetia we know about these "rush hours of life" – which is why we give our employees the freedom to organize their work so it fits in with the rest of their lives. Flexible working options, challenging traditional ways of thinking and the willingness of our employees to be courageous and get the ball rolling are decisive factors that contribute to the success of this initiative – delivering improvements both for Helvetia and for our employees' quality of life.
With "Rush hours of life@helvetia", we want to offer our employees flexibility – a way to better reconcile the demands of private and working life.
Our world is diverse – and so are our customers. To offer them a unique service as they find their way around the world of insurance, and to be in a position to come up with innovative solutions, we need a diverse workforce – and thus also a good balance of male and female employees. We want to inspire more women to join the world of Helvetia – whether it is in a management position, in specific divisions such as the sales force or IT, or at Helvetia in general. Clear objectives, the right conditions, transparent routes to promotion and consistent monitoring of our progress are helping bring us closer, day by day, to our goal of achieving a more diverse Helvetia.
If you would like to explore still more aspects of Helvetia, you will find diversity as a common theme throughout – in our culture, our programmes for future employees, the benefits we offer as an employer or our target group Women@helvetia.
In order to achieve our goals in the area of diversity, we also work together with external initiatives, associations and institutions which evaluate our actions and give us feedback that helps us to further develop Diversity@helvetia.
For example, we are having the topic of equal pay between men and women analysed and certified externally, and putting ourselves up for comparison with other companies in terms of our actions in the field of diversity.