The quality of our people is a key driver of our success. At Prudential, we create an environment in which our people find value and meaning in their work, and deliver outstanding performance for our customers, shareholders and communities.
This is achieved through:
Diversity and inclusion
Providing opportunities for people regardless of their gender, ethnicity, disability status, age, religion, caring responsibilities or sexual orientation. A diversity of skillsets and backgrounds enriches the organisation. Prudential believes that diversity of experience, thought and background is vital to success, both today and in the future. The Board has therefore decided to make diversity and inclusion one of the strategic objectives for Prudential. We maintain an inclusive culture that is sensitive to the needs of employees. We make appropriate disability adjustments as required, and provide training and career development opportunities for all. We also give full and fair consideration and encouragement to all applicants with suitable aptitude and abilities.
Read our diversity and inclusion statement .
Reviewing our talent annually, and offering a range of programmes and on-the-job opportunities for employees' development. Our line-managers are actively committed to enabling our people to take responsibility for their learning, and to continue to grow and develop. We believe our employees' wellbeing is paramount to their continued personal and professional development. Our programmes are designed to nurture talent and invest in succession planning for our leaders and critical specialists.
Fostering an environment in which employees can derive meaning and empowerment from their work, and feel they are making an active contribution. High employee engagement is also supported by an array of initiatives, including: colleague appreciation programmes, networking opportunities, employee focus groups, and policies to encourage and support volunteering for charitable causes. Across our businesses we also run employee engagement surveys. The success of our engagement efforts has again been recognized externally, with several of our businesses winning prestigious awards.
Performance and reward
Operating a reward system to attract, motivate and retain high calibre people across all levels. Reward is linked to the delivery of business goals and expected behaviours, and we ensure that rewards for our people are consistent with our values and do not incentivise inappropriate risk taking . We also enable as many employees as possible to benefit from the Group's success through share ownership.