About Zurich

Zurich is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With about 55,000 employees in more than 170 countries, we provide a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. Our mission is to help our customers understand and protect themselves from risk. Being in Spain for more than 130 years, we help individuals, small and medium sized companies and global corporations around the world offering a wide range of insurance products, solutions and advisory services.

Facts & Figures

Industry Insurance
Number of employees 2010
Number of active countries 170

The Research

Certification is only awarded to the best employers around the world: companies that demonstrate the highest standards of employee offerings. The Top Employers Institute’s research assesses all critical areas of the Human Resources environment, certifying organisations that can demonstrate they are continuously optimising employee conditions and leading the way in the development of their people.

The employee offerings of Zurich

This is a selection of the Employee Offerings that this company offers to (some of) its employees.

Communication Channels

  • Formal sessions (e.g. one-to-one meetings between employee and manager)
  • Works councils
  • Special access to CEO/Leadership
  • Suggestions box/email
  • Forums/blogs on Intranet
  • Instant messaging
  • Employee surveys

Learning and development programs

  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Internship programmes
  • Job rotation programmes
  • International exchange programmes
  • Competency-based training programmes
  • Coaching programmes
  • Mentor programmes
  • Peer support programmes
  • Soft skill training programmes (e.g. feedback, time management, communication)
  • On-the-job training
  • Conferences/congresses/seminars (internal/external)
  • Workshops (internal/external)
  • Online training programmes (always available)
  • 180- and/or 360-degree feedback
  • (Peer) coaching
  • Mentor groups
  • e-Learning (module)
  • Coaching
  • Simulations and learning games
  • Communities of Practice
  • Collaborative Learning Experiences (e.g. Action learning group/Team-based learning)

Compensation and benefits

  • Salaries
  • Variable compensation
  • Pension
  • Profit sharing
  • Long-term incentives
  • Training investment
  • Secondary benefits
  • Employee discounts on company services/products
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Shift premiums
  • Meal subsidies/canteen services
  • Subsidy Medical Insurance
  • Loan/Loan Repayment
  • Overpay

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Compressed working hours
  • Flexi-time working
  • Job sharing
  • Part-time working
  • Sabbatical/career break
  • Term-time working
  • Telecommuting/working from home
  • Reduction in company travel
  • Crèche/childcare facilities (above legal requirements)
  • Employer contribution for child care
  • Special leave for parents (above legal requirements)
  • Take your family/child to work day
  • Onsite nursing/feeding/mothers’ room

Networking Activities

  • Sports events (e.g. sports day)
  • Online chat/instant messaging
  • Personal online profile/social media
  • Seasonal social events
  • Special informal sessions with Executive Management

Onboarding Activities

  • Step-by-step On-boarding programme (hard copy or online)
  • Employee handbook that specifies HR policy and regulations (hard copy or online)
  • Meeting with HR to explain procedures
  • Check-in meetings at specific intervals
  • Meeting with manager regarding job role, tasks,expectations
  • A role-specific introductory training programme
  • A mentor is assigned to the new employee
  • Post-hire assessment
  • Announcement/introduction by management
  • A tour around the organisation
  • Meeting with CEO/Executive Management
  • (Social) Networking events for new employees
  • Induction course (covering the organisation’s mission,vision, values)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safety policies and instructions
  • Follow-up session one year after joining

Career and succession management

  • Job rotation
  • Training programme
  • Mentoring
  • Coaching
  • Special assignment
  • Secondment
  • Job enrichment
  • International mobility (expatriation or short-term assignment)

Secondary benefits

  • Laptop
  • Mobile Telephone
  • Telephone allowance
  • Car/travel allowance
  • Company car
  • Entertainment allowance
  • On-site parking
  • Group transport

Well-being programs

  • Safety programme
  • Stress management
  • Time management
  • Ergonomic support
  • Health & Safety officer/manager
  • Personal support line
  • Employee debt support
  • Preventative Occupational Health programme
  • In-house doctor
  • Confidential adviser
  • Maintaining salary level above legal requirements
  • Maintaining employee contractual rights above legal requirements
  • Occupational Health professional
  • Health screening programme
  • Weight loss programme
  • Wellness programmes
  • On-site flu vaccinations
  • Nutritional information programmes