Generali is a «Friendly Work Space»

Mar 3, 2020.

Generali Switzerland receives the «Friendly Work Space» label from Health Promotion Switzerland. The seal of quality is conferred on companies that systematically and sustainably promote the health of their employees.

Generali attaches great importance to the health of its employees. For this reason, the insurance company had its workplace health management (WHM) put through its paces by Health Promotion Switzerland. The result: Generali has received the «Friendly Work Space» label. This seal of quality is awarded to companies that have systematic WHM and thus sustainably support the health of their employees.


«Our employees are the key success factor for our company and their health is their most valuable asset. That is why we, as an employer, consider it our duty to actively promote and protect the wellbeing of our employees», explained Jean-Pierre Schmid, Chief Customer Services & Human Resources Officer.


Assessment by Health Promotion Switzerland

Generali underwent a detailed assessment for the certification. A total of 25 criteria were checked, including in the areas of motivation & appreciation, career development, trust in management, relationship with line managers, continuous training opportunities and prevention. Generali received top marks in the areas of balancing career and private life, absence management and reintegration measures, development opportunities, skills and health-related prerequisites, training and continuous training as well as company guidelines.


The future remains healthy

«The label from Health Promotion Switzerland is confirmation that we are on the right track with our WHM. This naturally gives us a lot of motivation to improve further and to continuously implement new measures to support our employees. At the same time, the assessment also highlighted where we would like to focus even more in the future», said Schmid. The next projects are already in the starting blocks: in March 2020, for example, the relaxation room is opening at head office in Adliswil, offering employees the opportunity to withdraw from hectic everyday life and relax.


So far, the two head offices in Adliswil and Nyon have been certified with the «Friendly Work Space» label. Over the next few years, the WHM offering is to be gradually extended to all competence centres throughout Switzerland.