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Developing Talent

Developing Talent

Our strategy for attracting and developing the exceptional professionals we need to achieve our company strategy has several facets:

  • Supporting Engaged Talent
  • Focusing on Motivational Leadership
  • Promoting Diversity & Inclusion
  • Ensuring Women Thrive at MetLife

Supporting Engaged Talent

We engage employees in managing their careers and provide tools and online resources to track performance goals, receive constructive feedback, and identify developmental opportunities. In 2016, MetLife:

  • Improved the One People Place platform, which allows employees to register for training courses, creating learning plans, and view job openings.
  • Expanded the MetLife MyLearning portal, which delivers employees resources to sharpen their financial skills, learn languages, and pursue additional training.
  • Further Developed the MetLife Technical University International Training Program, which is a comprehensive hands-on training program for MetLife employees to build better business skills and increase understanding of operational excellence practices.
  • Promoted Motivational Leadership as a feedback tool for Managers from their employees to set goals in their personal development plans.

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion

We work hard to foster an inclusive working environment. Diverse teams generate more innovative ideas, and people who feel included are more productive and enjoy their work. A key part of embedding a mindset of diversity and inclusion is to set the tone from the top, so it is important that our leaders have the skills to create an inclusive environment.

When we established our global D&I strategy in 2012, we launched the Global Diversity and Inclusion Council—chaired by MetLife’s CEO—to sustain our efforts for the long term. MetLife has also implemented four regional D&I teams in Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Latin America, and the United States. We’ve since implemented numerous D&I programs, and some examples from 2016 include:

  • MetLife’s Fourth Annual Global Women’s Leadership Forum
  • Asia Women’s Talent Program
  • U.S. Business Leadership Development Program

MetLife also supports their Diversity Business Resource Networks (DBRNs), which are groups of employee volunteers who foster awareness, respect and inclusion of key populations at MetLife. The seven DRBNs are:

  • Families at MetLife (FAM)
  • Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transgenders and Allies at MetLife (GLAM)
  • Global Multicultural Professionals (GMP)
  • MetLife Diverse Abilities (MDA)
  • Military Veterans Network at MetLife (MVET)
  • Rising Professionals at MetLife (iRISE)
  • Women's Business Network (WBN)


2017 Global Impact

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