People Strategy: Build

We understand, develop and build the capabilities to win in the future. We embrace continuous learning and growth to make each one of us more resilient.

As Swiss Re evolves, understanding and sourcing critical, strategic, future-ready skills are essential for our journey to be a tech- and data-enabled risk knowledge company.

We firmly believe in the 70/20/10 approach to learning. It advocates a blended approach to learning, consisting of actions that reflect “on-the-job experiences”, eg rotations and stretch assignments (70%), “learning from others”, eg mentoring and coaching (20%) and structured learning (10%).

We are delighted that our efforts have once again been recognised through various awards in 2020. For example, we were certified as “Top Employer in Switzerland”, by the Top Employers Institute for the first time. We are committed to creating a workplace where everyone can thrive, and we are proud to see that our performance is recognised externally.

Developing our employees

Our vision for the future of learning at Swiss Re includes an increased focus on outstanding learning experience that is digital, social, accessible and commercial. We believe that learning should enable employees to deliver their best performance towards fulfilling Swiss Re’s strategy.

We leverage our learning experience platform LearningOne which was introduced in 2019. It is a comprehensive platform aimed at making the learning experience seamless, by providing employees with convenient access to their training needs. LearningOne was crucial to supporting employees and line managers with training opportunities during COVID-19 pandemic.