Diversity and Inclusion
Our experience shows – and workplace studies prove – that diversity of people brings diversity of ideas and more creative solutions, leading to better processes, better products, and ultimately better results for our clients and the people they serve.
Vice President, Talent Acquisition and Diversity and Inclusion, Human Resources
RGA is fully committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and a safe environment for people of all backgrounds and abilities. We foster a culture where people are accepted and embraced for who they are, as demonstrated by RGA’s voluntary retention rate of 96%. We believe the work we do today to promote a diverse workforce ensures a better tomorrow, both for our employees and our business. Our experience shows – and workplace studies prove – that diversity of people brings diversity of ideas and more creative solutions, leading to better processes, better products, and ultimately better results for our clients and the people they serve.
In recent years, RGA has formalized its long-standing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). CEO Anna Manning is signatory to both the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge to advance DEI in the workplace and the Inclusive Insurance Pledge to welcome people from diverse backgrounds as insurance customers and employees. RGA’s employee onboarding materials include the company’s stance against racism, bigotry, and bias, as well as training on how to intervene when employees see colleagues demonstrating those behaviors. As of December 2020, 97% of RGA’s global workforce had completed Everyday (Unconscious) Bias training and 100% had completed Respect in the Workforce training (a bi-annual requirement).
In 2020, in response to heightened focus on issues of discrimination and social justice, RGA took immediate steps to strengthen our ongoing commitment to equity for all people.
Along with enhancing diversity and inclusion initiatives, our executive leadership reiterated RGA’s commitment to inclusion by launching a series of internal conversations to learn from our employees’ experiences in society and at RGA, and we established Regional Diversity and Inclusion Committees across our four global regions to help reinforce our inclusive culture. In addition, the RGA Foundation offered a special matching program for employees donating to organizations working for racial justice.
Moving forward, RGA will continue to champion DEI throughout our operations worldwide, implementing universal principles while tailoring activities to meet specific challenges in each country. We will continue to promote the benefits of diversity, monitor pay equity annually, and provide services that promote inclusivity and a sense of belonging. RGA is a place where people want to be, and we intend to keep it that way.
Senior Vice President, Rewards, Human Resources Systems and Analytics
Providing equitable compensation practices to all employees
“Ensuring our compensation practices are equitable is essential to fostering an inclusive, collaborative, and socially responsible company culture.”