MetLife 2018 Global Impact Report: Investing in Our Employees
To build our business and a more protected world, we must put our employees’ success and wellbeing at the heart of everything we do. We are equipping our workforce for the industry’s future, helping employees gain the skills to compete in the digital workplace and investing in their development and financial security.
We also foster an ownership mindset where employees embrace the company’s values and believe they have a personal stake in its success. MetLife strives for a workplace culture where our employees feel engaged, motivated and inspired each day. We listen and respond to their ideas and needs, invest broadly in employee development and benefits, and cultivate a diverse, inclusive and collaborative place to work.
Promoting Health and Wellness
MetLife is committed to supporting employee needs and interests — first and foremost, staying healthy in mind and body. We also organize free activities that encourage good health and well-being. In April 2018, we launched our first annual “Wellness for Life Week” initiative with employees in more than 20 countries taking part. Group activities included fitness programs, community service projects, healthy eating events and mindfulness training. Throughout the year, employees joined more than 500 wellness activities and events through our Wellness for Life program.
Fostering Diversity and Inclusion Builds a Stronger Company
MetLife’s diverse, global community of employees brings fresh perspectives, strategic thinking, innovation and agile problem solving to the table. Together, their varied backgrounds and experiences better equip us to understand global markets and create strong relationships in very different regions of the world. Building on this strong foundation, in 2018, we continued to implement a three-pronged global diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy adapted to fit regional needs:
- Identifying top diverse talent
- Developing a diverse workforce and inclusive policies and practices
- Ensuring employees have meaningful work and deliver high business performance
Our Global Diversity and Inclusion Council, chaired by MetLife’s CEO, advises on the strategy, and four regional, cross-business D&I task force teams, chaired by senior leaders, drive programs and initiatives at the local level. To ensure progress, we survey employees on our efforts and conduct peer benchmarking research.