People and Culture
RGA is a magnet for talent that is curious, clever, technically savvy, committed to learning, and unafraid of challenges, and the creative solutions our employees develop are the reason why innovation is consistently identified by clients as a hallmark of our brand.
Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff
I was still in college when I joined the RGA family and, in the years since, I have witnessed myriad changes within our company, our industry, and our world. One constant throughout my career, however, has been the strong culture that binds our organization together – and propels us forward. This culture, and the people who bring it to life every day, are the foundation of RGA’s five-decades-long track record of success and proved critical to navigating the challenges of 2020.
RGA’s culture starts with our core values: relationship focus, collaboration, integrity, and entrepreneurship; each of which is coded into the DNA of the organization. Our focus on collaboration and maintaining relationships with our clients and colleagues was never more evident than during 2020, when physical distancing made travel and time in the office nearly impossible. It was also never more important, as isolation and disruption fueled uncertainty and anxiety among all of us. The transition to remote work could have been a barrier to collaboration, but as video conferencing replaced phone calls, the ability to check in with our colleagues was in many ways amplified. While nothing will replace the experience of meeting face to face, RGA stayed connected with our clients and with one another by doing everything from leading virtual industry seminars to hosting remote coffees and volunteer events.
A culture of collaboration and a focus on relationships can help foster trust, but only when it is also supported by a culture of integrity.
At RGA, we are stewards of a purpose-driven industry that helps people manage through the financial consequences of an uncertain future. To build trust, it is important to be known as a company that treats people right, communicates with transparency, and lives up to our commitments. This is a unique business where our product is a promise, and our ability to consistently deliver on those promises – even in the face of the extraordinary challenges of the past year – is what builds the lasting trust that drives our business.
Although this has been an unprecedented and heartbreaking year, I am confident about our future beyond the pandemic because of the innovative spirit and culture of entrepreneurialism I see exhibited throughout the organization every day. This culture was built by many of my past mentors and lives on in the future leaders of this global enterprise who are just starting out. RGA is a magnet for talent that is curious, clever, technically savvy, committed to learning, and unafraid of challenges, and the creative solutions our employees develop are the reason why innovation is consistently identified by clients as a hallmark of our brand. I am incredibly proud to work at RGA and have never been more excited about what lies ahead.
Senior Vice President, Global Organization & Talent Development and EMEA Human Resources
Taking care of RGA’s greatest asset
“RGA invests significant resources to provide an environment in which our employees can continually learn and grow through all stages of their careers.”
The RGAX St. Louis team pulled out all the stops to celebrate the holidays together, while apart.