Taking a clear step away from perceptions steeped in tradition, Munich Reinsurance in Australasia are moving forward with a focus on flexibility.
Our approach is to move flexibility into the cultural mindset, to start to unlock different ways of thinking about how, when and where we work in order to achieve the most effective, productive, practical and efficient outcomes for our people, our business and our clients.
We know the research shows that flexible work practices can improve employee engagement, diversity and inclusion. It can help to reduce the stress that conflicting demands between family, work and other life interests can create, by providing our employees with the opportunity to better balance these important elements of life.
In a world of increasing global connectivity, disruption and competition, a diverse and inclusive workforce, supported by a flexible work culture, will help enable the innovation MHA needs to create a sustainable competitive advantage for the future.
As such, MHA’s approach to work flexibility is: “not if, but how”, and we commit to actively promote, support and leverage flexible work practices right across our business. This will only succeed where there is an environment of mutual trust, respect and a genuine commitment to high-performance outcomes from all involved.
With this perspective, flexibility in our cultural mindset will not be driven by a policy or set of rules but should be in and of itself, flexible. Manager and employee training through FlexCareers, recruiting flexible roles in the market, and seeking flexible work practices from new hires will perpetuate the change for us.
As one of the world’s leading reinsurers, we develop sustainable solutions for the risks of today and tomorrow. With income from reinsurance premiums alone at nearly €27.8bn (2013), we are a sought-after partner, especially when it comes to offering solutions for complex projects and forward-looking technologies. After all, the global expertise of our nearly 11,000 employees working in our reinsurance division is unparalleled. Our customers are aware of just that, which is why they regularly give our service top marks.
Munich Re’s services range from traditional reinsurance, comprehensive services and consulting to complex risk solutions, covering the entire value chain of the global insurance industry in life insurance (life) as well as in property and liability insurance (non-life) business. As a strong and competent financial partner, we support our clients in resolving all balance sheet management issues. In primary insurance, we also provide a vast offering for industrial and major clients. Find more exciting opportunities here.