QBE European Operations focuses on flexible working

 June 08, 2021

QBE European Operations is supporting the revolutionary Making Flexible Work campaign, launched by The Association of British Insurers (ABI), which aims to improve gender equality and attract and retain the best talent from all backgrounds to the insurance and long-term savings sector.

QBE joins fellow ABI members and associate members such as Admiral, Allianz Insurance, and Aviva who are taking action through signing up to the Making Flexible Work Charter.

The launch of Making Flexible Work coincides with ABI's publication of new research which reveals that despite more women than men joining the industry (58%) they are under-represented in the Board room & account for just 24% at executive level.

Making a commitment to flexible working

Companies like QBE who sign up to the Making Flexible Work Charter commit to:

  • Making it clear: 
    Publishing details of their flexible working policy so it's publicly available for employees and prospective candidates.
     
  • Making it possible: 
    Advertising the majority of roles as being open to flexible working, including part-time working (if appropriate) and/or as a job-share if the role is full-time.
     
  • Making it happen: 
    Putting in place processes and guidance to support and promote different forms of flexible working, including job sharing.

“The insurance and long-term savings industry is no longer sitting on the fence about the benefits of flexible working for all staff. Today’s announcement represents one of the biggest ever commitments to increasing flexible working in financial services. By joining the Making Flexible Work campaign, firms will tackle the gender seniority gap and be able to attract and retain the brightest and best talent in our industry," said Yvonne Braun, Executive Sponsor for Diversity and Inclusion at the ABI.

“Our new research reveals steady improvement, but we need to accelerate the pace of progress in the sector. The data shows that while some firms have raced ahead, others have only just begun to make headway in improving diversity. The launch of today’s campaign and charter will ensure we go further and faster in making our sector more representative and help it win in the fierce battle for talent.” 


Work for a company driving diversity and inclusion across its industry

QBE is delivering a clear message that it wants to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that respects all employees, irrespective of their differences – visible and invisible. For the company, this is essential for attracting and developing the best people. QBE wants a diverse workforce as it knows this will generate better outcomes.

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