Part-time success for Zurich

Zurich has published new figures showing part-time internal promotions have increased by 167% in the last two years and that the number of part-time female hires to a senior level more than doubled since 2019

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Hayley Gare has worked for insurance firm Zurich for 18 years and over those years she has been able to flex her hours to adapt to both her personal and family commitments. Starting as a business underwriter, she was promoted to a team manager, leading a team of 14, many of whom also work part time.

Hayley is one of many part-time managers at Zurich which has embraced flexible hiring over the last few years. Since 2019 the company has almost quadrupled its part-time hires since advertising all roles as ‘flexible, part time or job share’.

Zurich says these trends aren’t exclusive to females as the number of male part-time hires has also more than doubled since 2019. The company is publishing its latest figures on part-time working today ahead of new flexible working legislation coming into effect which allows people to request flexible work options from day one in a new job. These include those showing part-time internal promotions have increased by 167% in the last two years and that the number of part-time female hires to a senior level more than doubled since 2019. Overall, in 2023, 13% of Zurich’s employees worked part time. Across the board, there has been a 72% increase in applications per vacancy in the last five years and a 110% surge in applications from women.

Steve Collinson, Chief People Officer at Zurich UK, said: “Offering flexible and part-time working for all our roles advertised has had a real impact on attracting and recruiting top talent to our brand and it’s something we remain committed to.

“It’s great to see a consistently high number of people applying for our roles since 2019, and even more so we are proud to see that we are supporting peoples’ careers to grow and develop with internal promotions whilst also accommodating their flexible working arrangements.”

*For full details on how to request flexible working now that the law has changed, click here.



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