Diversity and inclusion
We believe that RSA should be as diverse as the customers it serves. To attract and retain diverse and talented people who will thrive, we aim to offer exciting and meaningful careers at RSA. We are focused on developing our internal emerging talent: the UK and Scandinavia’s talent programmes—Accelerate and Fast Track—for example, support the transition of talented people at various levels of the business through to more senior roles.
Our Group diversity and inclusion (D&I) council, supported by the Head of D&I, is responsible for delivering the Group’s D&I strategy across our regions. In the UK, we are a signatory to HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter which commits us to achieving a 33 percent representation of women in our management group by 2020.
Training and development
Technical capability is at the heart of our business. We aim to be best-in-class in underwriting, claims, pricing, portfolio management and risk engineering. Our Group technical academy supports our employees with face-to-face training and capacity development programmes.
In addition to technical capacity, we also focus our efforts on defining and building the leadership skills of our people at all levels, in pursuit of our best-in-class ambition. We do this through tailored leadership development programmes across each of our markets which equip our leaders with the foundation skills to drive performance and bring out the best in their teams.
We conduct regular employee opinion surveys to monitor our employees’ perceptions in a range of areas our performance culture, learning and development opportunities, collaboration and communication.
We also monitor the cultural health of our organisation on an ongoing basis, coordinating input from HR, risk and audit to monitor any potential cultural risk factors such as employee engagement, turnover and succession planning.