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Career Development

 

 

At Euler Hermes, we believe everyone has the potential to be better! We have developed a fair, transparent and standardized methodology for supporting you so that you can succeed at every stage of your career.


ONBOARDING


We offer our employees a variety of on-boarding programs, short-term assignments to ensure a successful and rewarding career.

First weeks at Euler Hermes

Onboarding will differ whether you are a senior manager or a recent graduate. But regardless of your experience, the responsibility to drive your career is yours from the very beginning. Be demanding and proactive.

The first few months are precious – make the most of it!

Functional onboarding
 
Functional onboarding programs exist for our risk underwriters, commercial underwriters and salesforce and are delivered through multiple channels (on-site training, e-learning, blended learning). These programs are designed so that employees across the globe share the same concepts and vocabulary, meet the same quality standards and share best practices upon arrival.
 

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT


Personalized learning programs and development plans are vital to realizing our employees’ full potential.
 
Personalized reviews and assessment
 
Each year, HR directors together with the Management Team of each Euler Hermes Business Unit conduct in-depth talent review in order to:
  • Identify and grow successors for multiple positions within the organization
  • Identify and assess the company's high potential employees
  • Formulate individualized development plans

Each employee is responsible for her/his own development plan which is defined to take into account the employee's interests, strengths and areas of improvement within the context of business needs. Also, each employee benefits from the support of their manager and their HR business partner.


Development plans can be implemented through the following means:

  • On-the-job actions: specific projects, international assignments, job swaps…
  • People: 360° feedback, coaching, mentoring, exposure to regional and global leaders, role models, peer learning…
  • Technical training: risk underwriting, marketing, sales, finance, IT...
  • Soft skills training: communication, leadership, change management, diversity…
Job Swaps
 
We organize job swaps within Euler Hermes but also within the wider Allianz world. Job swaps can be between related functions (e.g. Distribution in different organizations within the Allianz Group) or the same functions in different geographies.
 
What it means is that over 1-2 weeks the two incumbents exchange their roles and work in the position of the other person. They attend meetings and follow the agenda of the incumbent as much as possible. People really like this and see it as a personal enrichment and development as well as a great way to explore new business opportunities. We learn from each other in very concrete and tangible ways with pragmatic outcomes. Even our Group CEO did a job swap with a CEO of another Allianz Group Company for one week.

Mentoring programs

We have a structured one year mentoring program in place which focuses on a certain topic or theme each year. The mentors are our Board members, regional CEOs and other senior leaders. The mentees are chosen based on the mentoring theme and the mentees own future career aspirations. Examples of past program themes have been building our one company strategy and gender diversity.

Euler Hermes Academy

The Euler Hermes Academy provides innovative functional, leadership, and culture change training programs, available on a global basis.
  • Customized functional training in the areas of risk underwriting, claims, sales, customer service and policy administration is heavily geared towards enhancing the expertise of our professional experts.
  • Leadership training covers topics such as talent and performance management as well as handling conflict, motivating and building teams and strategic thinking.
  • Culture change topics are designed to support major transformation initiatives and help our employees to adapt themselves quickly in new environments.

Our programs are delivered through multiple channels (on-site training, e-learning, blended learning) in multiple locations.

 
Part of the Allianz family 

 

Working at Euler Hermes means you will also be part of the Allianz Group, one of the largest financial service providers in the world with 150,000 employees serving 75 million customers in 70 countries around the world. Our employees are invited to benefit from Allianz's training, development, networking, diversity and mobility programs to broaden their skills and competencies. 

 

Diversity 


At Euler Hermes, we embrace and value the cultures, perspectives, and differences of our employees and customers. By actively fostering diversity we improve innovation and problem solving, and thus better serve our customers.  

We are committed to nurturing diversity within the Group and have set up an internal "anti-discrimination policy" (gender, age, ethnicity, etc.). We guarantee a recruitment selection based on know-how and meritocracy and count over 60 nationalities within the Group.

We pay special attention to gender diversity and want to see more women in senior roles based on skills and experience. We are taking a proactive approach through the Euler Hermes Academy, mentoring circles, internal mobility, talent management and many other programs.