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Helvetia recognized as European 'Top Employer'
18.01.2023 / 07:00 CET/CEST
St. Gallen, 18 January 2023
The Helvetia Group has been awarded the European "Top Employer" seal for the first time. The Swiss market has won the "Top Employer" seal for the third, and Germany and Austria for the second time in a row. France and Italy also participated in the auditing and passed. Helvetia impresses at the group level in the fields of business strategy, organization and change as well as ethics and integrity.
The Top Employers Institute has audited companies worldwide for over 30 years in terms of their employment conditions and issues awards to the best ones. Helvetia Switzerland has won the "Top Employer" award for the third, Helvetia Germany and Austria for the second time in a row. Helvetia France and Italy participated in the auditing for the first time and passed. As the Helvetia Group was recognized in five country markets, it is also receiving the European seal this year for the first time. Helvetia impressed at the group level in particular in the fields of business strategy, organization and change as well as ethics and integrity. In the Swiss market it was awarded top marks for digital HR and for its purpose and values.
Further awards for Helvetia's HR
Helvetia Switzerland was awarded silver in the "Best Recruiters" 2021/22 study by career Institut & Verlag GmbH in the category all-line insurance. The study analysed the recruiting quality of the companies with the highest turnover and employees in the countries in the DACH region. Helvetia Austria also received silver in the industry ranking and is among the top 5 per cent of all companies evaluated.
Roland Bentele, Group Chief Corporate Center Officer of the Helvetia Group, comments: "I am proud that our purpose 'Being there when it matters' also pays off with our employees. The award as 'Top Employer' in five country markets and the first-time award of the European seal are key indicators for me that Helvetia is a first-class employer for both current and potential employees."
About the Helvetia Group
Helvetia Group, with its headquarters in St. Gallen, has grown since 1858 to become a successful insurance group with over 12,000 employees and more than 7 million customers. It has been enabling its customers to seize opportunities and minimise risks for all that time – Helvetia is there for them when it matters. Helvetia is the best partner and is present everywhere that protection needs arise, with insurance, pension and investment solutions from a single source as well as simple products and processes. The insurance group knows the business, from mobile phone insurance and insurance cover for the Gotthard Base Tunnel to the long-term investment of customer assets. Helvetia develops and opens up new business models with enthusiasm and drives forward its own business in a powerful and future-oriented manner. It acts with foresight and responsibility in everything it does: for the benefit of its shareholders, customers and employees as well as its partners, society and the environment. Helvetia is the leading all-lines insurer in Switzerland. In the Europe segment comprising Germany, Italy, Austria and Spain, the company has firmly rooted market positions for generating above-average growth. In the Specialty Markets segment, Helvetia offers tailored special insurance and reinsurance cover worldwide. With a business volume of CHF 11.22 billion, Helvetia generated IFRS net income after tax of CHF 519.8 million in the 2021 financial year. The shares of Helvetia Holding AG are traded on SIX Swiss Exchange.
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