QBE European Operations is diversity and inclusion focused

QBE European Operations is diversity and inclusion focused

 June 10, 2021

QBE European Operations is creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that respects all employees, irrespective of their differences, visible and invisible. This is essential for attracting and developing the best people. The company wants a diverse workforce as it knows this will generate better outcomes.

Delivering a clear message

As part of QBE European Operations' commitment to diversity and inclusion, the company is proud to have signed the Women in Finance Charter, an initiative by HM Treasury and financial services firms to build a more balanced, fairer industry.

In 2018, when QBE European Operations signed up to the Charter, it set a target to achieve more than 32% senior female representation by the end of 2020. QBE European Operations is proud to have met this target early.

At the beginning of 2017 senior female representation was 24% across our European Operations business. This has improved steadily year on year and as at 31st August 2020 had reached 29.9% for our UK population and 32.4% across our broader European Operations business.

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Supporting remote working and employee wellbeing

QBE European Operations has supported its people with a temporary shift to fully remote working in response to the COVID pandemic and a sustained virtual wellbeing campaign.

QBE European Operations continues to promote its enhanced UK family friendly and flexible working policies to help attract and retain female talent whilst also challenging gender stereotypes.

Further initiatives promoting diversity and inclusion

QBE European Operations' Women in Tech working groups globally continue to focus on collaboration and peer to peer networking as well as mentoring and development.

The company's recruitment practices ensure it looks beyond traditional talent pools to attract diverse talent.

In addition, QBE European Operations has continued to build on its comprehensive learning resources to empower its people to own their career development and increased focus on identifying and developing our talent.

Receiving recognition for diversity and inclusion

diversity and inclusion recognition

QBE European Operations has been recognised with a highly commended award in the Organisational category of the British Dyslexia Association Awards, presented at the association’s Gala Dinner in London.

The award credits QBE European Operations' efforts to educate its people about dyslexia, provide assessments and promote assistance tools available to those affected by the condition, including software programs and coloured overlays for computer screens.


Launch your career with a diverse and inclusive company

QBE European Operations seeks out people with a diverse range of skills, backgrounds, experience, perspectives and ambition.

Bring your unique self to the company.

Start by discovering the latest job vacancies.

 

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