Our people are our biggest asset; without their dedication, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Looking after our employees and helping them create the right work-life balance is therefore a top priority. It’s important to us that our people feel valued, included and supported in their professional and personal growth.
These three features lie at the heart of our corporate culture. We firmly believe that by giving each and every one of our employees a voice and embracing different perspectives, we can create an environment in which everyone flourishes. With a thriving and productive workforce, we can achieve great things, not just for our employees, clients and shareholders but wider society too.
Key to our identity as an inclusive place to work are our 13 active employee resource groups. These represent a range of causes including gender equality, disability, mental health, religion and ethnic minorities. Members run events to celebrate their heritage and also work together to raise awareness around challenges that underrepresented groups might face.
With progress on diversity metrics linked to pay outcomes for senior management, we are holding our people accountable for addressing this role representation gap, as well as diversity and inclusion more broadly.
At Schroders, we think it’s vital that we look after the whole person. We’re not just interested in whether our employees enjoy their jobs; we want to support their health and wellbeing too.
We do this in a number of ways. We provide a comprehensive calendar of events across five key areas: mind, workplace, body, financial and work-life balance. We also offer a Global Employee Assistance Programme to help ensure employees are provided with access to free independent and confidential support, including short-term counselling.
There is extensive support for mental health; from resilience and mental health training to self-care events available to our employees all over the world. We also have 40 trained mental health first-aiders across the organisation. Towards the end of 2019, we signed the new Mental Health at Work Commitment, which provides a framework of standards to create a working environment for employees to thrive.
It’s our aim to be the employer of choice in the investment management sector and we are proud of what our people think of life at Schroders.
Becoming one of us takes individual talent, the ability to work together, and a passion for putting clients first. With diversity such an important part of our offer, there's no one Schroders type. But all of us do share a belief in five core values - our guiding principles:
We challenge how things are done, anticipate future opportunities and understand that delivering value will take collaboration and a healthy respect for individual skills.
Being good at what we do is a powerful way to create value for all our stakeholders and secure a long-term future for our business.
We are realistic about what we can achieve, but are ambitious too, approaching everything we do with energy and drive. This sits alongside an openness and responsibility to deliver on our promises.
are proud to be associated
feel they are treated with fairness and respect
feel that Schroders recognises and values diversity among its employees