Diversity in the Workplace Begins With You
Diversity and inclusion thrive on respect
The defining features of the working environment at Swiss Post are collaborative partnerships and mutual respect. We structure the working environment in such a way that you can make the best possible contribution and manage your life according to your expectations and needs.
Diversity and inclusion make Swiss Post stronger
There is a large amount of diversity amongst Swiss Post staff – and this presents huge potential for customers. But diversity alone is not enough to ensure success. More is required – such as conscious actions and targeted application of the opportunities that arise from diversity. Inclusion creates understanding for this diversity by promoting openness between individuals, conveying a sense of equal opportunity and strengthening togetherness and identification with Swiss Post. Along with its staff, Swiss Post creates an innovative, appreciative and discrimination-free working environment thanks to an inclusive leadership style and the work culture this entails.
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Diversity and inclusion awareness
Diversity describes individuals’ various visible and invisible dimensions, such as their beliefs, skin colour, religion, etc. Inclusion enhances the value of diversity by harnessing employees’ positive aspects in the best possible way and preventing discrimination.
“Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is starting to dance with each other”
In order to further advance diversity and inclusion, we are focusing on the following dimensions: generations, gender+, world views, origin, language and disability.
Converse with other people
For a long time, Swiss Post has supported and promoted initiatives that bring people together, whether within Swiss Post or beyond the boundaries of the company:
- MOSAICO is committed to living linguistic and cultural diversity at Swiss Post. Staff brush up their oral language skills in pairs on a regular basis, or meet at lunch to converse in various languages.
- RAINBOW is the internal network to promote acceptance and tolerance. It is open to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and non-binary staff, and all other interested parties.
- YOUNG VOICE helps the younger generation at Swiss Post to find their voice and be heard. It promotes discussion between different generations and lays the foundations for successful collaboration and exciting projects. This enables us to shape Swiss Post’s future together.
How does Swiss Post bring together this wide variety of needs?
When the new collective employment contract comes into force from 2021, working conditions will be improved as follows:
- 18 weeks’ paid maternity leave, and now an additional six weeks’ unpaid absence
- Paternity leave to increase from two to four weeks’ paid absence
- From 2021: if both parents work at Swiss Post, they can combine their entitlements to maternity and paternity leave, including all paid and unpaid weeks of absence
- Staff can request up to five days’ paid leave for urgent matters that require the presence of a parent
- Income-dependent participation in supplementary childcare costs
- Internal social counselling service for all family issues
Structure your time
Depending on the stage of life we are in, our needs for structuring our day change. Swiss Post’s flexible working time models cater to your individual needs.
- Annual working hours and flexitime
- Part-time work
- Teleworking – working from home or on the train
- Part-time work for older employees and gradual retirement
Shape your working environment
The world is turning digital and is changing more and more rapidly. Swiss Post helps its employees to shape this change in a positive way. This includes innovative working materials and workspaces, along with flexible working time models. Swiss Post is increasingly offering alternative workplaces. These “third workplaces” are venues for social interaction that supplement the home office (“second workplace”) and the office workplace (“first workplace”).