At a time of mass resignations, job hopping and more hybrid ways of working, it is increasingly important for the business world to improve its corporate culture, both in how it is perceived externally and experienced internally.
Some of the main reasons people seek different job opportunities are a better work-life balance, more positive and stimulating work environments that favor personal well-being, and greater attention to individual needs.
All of these are strategic incentives for companies to see and value all diversities and create inclusive relationships and interactions. And the response is clear: young talents are more interested in the company and the motivation and therefore productivity of its employees increases. This strengthens a sense of identity and belonging, and turnover rates plummet. Studies also show that teams of diverse backgrounds, ages, and origins foster greater innovation and creativity.
Poste Italiane’s committment
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Diversity, however, is not just a gender issue. Poste Italiane also works to reinforce the policies of care towards people with serious or chronic illnesses, raising awareness of LGBTQ+ issues and reintegrating vulnerable people. In addition, the Group Policy for the Support of Active Parenting has been updated and expanded.
In general, we strive to be a more informed company through listening and awareness campaigns, surveys, corporate intranet, training and engagement, coaching, corporate volunteering, partnerships with associations working to promote human rights (e.g., Valore D, Parks - Free and Equal), as well as by expanding corporate welfare to include more community welfare.
Poste Italiane's commitment is not only focused internally but is directly reflected in the products and services it offers, which aim to be increasingly inclusive and accessible, providing alternative solutions where necessary (e.g. sign language at branches) and physical proximity for those who are not digital natives.
Diversity for Poste Italiane
- Governance of gender issues to strengthen the presence of women in managerial and function succession plans;
- Subtitling services for internal and external digital channels;
- Policies of care for the most fragile groups;
- Awareness and training campaigns and initiatives on D&I issues;
Poste Italiane works to strengthen women's career paths and inclusive leadership across the board and to enhance mechanisms for work-life balance to reconcile and share family responsibilities.
Poste Italiane knows it employs as many as four generations of workers in the company. Therefore, it encourages exchange between different social, cultural and work experiences and encourages employees of different generations to share their unique skills, knowledge and competencies through listening, discussion and collaboration.
Poste Italiane seeks to foster the exchange of cultures and experiences through long-standing initiatives and orientation programs of professional growth and the dissemination of knowledge in corporate and managerial environments. This will stimulate intercultural vision and organizational and social cooperation.
Poste Italiane is committed to the well-being and professional development of people with sensory, motor or cognitive disabilities, developing intervention policies that encourage the spread of an inclusive business culture and the introduction of a distinct identity regarding fragile situations.
Certifications from external accredited institutions
Poste Italiane has obtained the EQUAL-SALARY certification for our rigorous implementation of equal pay policies. The certification is issued by the independent Swiss nonprofit organization of the same name, developed in collaboration with the University of Geneva on the basis of international standards and best practices.
This recognition demonstrates the company's commitment to creating inclusive work environments and a corporate culture of respect and equal opportunity and accompanies another 2022 recognition: the ISO 30415:2021 Human resource management - Diversity and Inclusion certification, issued by IMQ, one of the most internationally respected accredited certification organizations.
Agreement with Forum Terzo Settore
Poste Italiane works with the Forum del Terzo Settore (Not-for-Profit Forum) to promote the development of internal areas through projects and services aimed at facilitating the reintegration at work of the most vulnerable people.
This partnership is aimed at encouraging corporate volunteering initiatives and enabling Poste Italiane's people to participate in fundraising projects so that everyone can do their part responsibly.
Poste Italiane and accessibility
INSIEME 24 SI is a platform that allows our employees to propose innovative ideas or contribute to those of colleagues, and the winning project that stood out most was "Tutorial di Poste Italiane." The project supports customers with sensory disabilities or who are not capable of independently accessing the services of Poste Italiane's digital channels.
In addition to these initiatives, we launched the Sportelli LIS experimental project, which has been implemented in some post offices nationwide to offer services in Italian Sign Language to people with hearing impairments, from paying bills to sending mail and packages and counseling about financial, insurance and investment products.