Employee wellbeing and diversity
Our aim is to provide equal opportunities for all without discrimination. Our Diversity and equal opportunities policy sets out our commitments and the standards we expect from all Friends Life employees.
In 2011, we carried out a major review of employment policies across the Friends Life Group, creating a consistent suite of integrated employment policies including flexible-working, diversity and equal opportunities, and health and safety. We offer a range of flexible benefits, including financial advice and access to independent specialists such as solicitors, health visitors, welfare rights advisers, disability specialists and counselling services.
Friends Life supports the Living Wage campaign, which calls for every worker in the country to earn enough to provide their family with the essentials of life. We will be rolling out the living wage programme to cover all colleagues, including those who work on a regular basis at our offices but who are employed by subcontractors, such as cleaning, maintenance and security companies.
During 2011, we were awarded the ‘Positive about disabled people’ symbol by Jobcentre Plus for our commitment to employ, keep and develop the abilities of disabled staff.
In 2012, we plan to use ClearAssured, a self-assessment and development programme that helps organisations remove potential barriers to disabled people from their recruitment policy, process and practice.back to top