Swiss Life provides targeted support to junior staff with potential.

For example, employees displaying a high level of performance and strong potential are nominated for a talent programme. These initiatives support efforts to open up career paths within the company – whether in people leadership, project management or specialist functions. This paves the way for key positions to be filled with qualified young managers from within the company.

The individual divisional talent pools help to prepare future first and second-level managers (team leaders and department heads) as well as project managers and specialists for their future roles through training modules and project work.

The Key Persons Programme (KPP) is intended for Swiss Life Group management, specialists and project managers who are already in a key function or show potential for such a function. The aim of the Group-wide programme is to prepare people who show the desire and ability to help shape the company’s future in their own areas for a key position so they can live up to their role as decision maker. The programme also plays a role in employee and succession planning. Within a 12-month period, the participants acquire a detailed insight into the most important business areas within the Swiss Life Group, give and receive new impulses and apply what they have learnt to their daily work. The KPP’s four focus themes are:

  • People leadership and communication
  • Finance
  • Innovation
  • Corporate strategy

Alumni of the Key Persons Programme meet the participants every year at the “Shaping the Future Day”. This conference looks in further detail at strategically relevant issues in the context of imple-mentation of the corporate programme, including discussing them with the Group Executive Board and other key people.