We want our employees to feel motivated in their work and connected to their Sun Life experience. When they are, we believe they’ll be more productive and passionate in delivering on our Purpose.
We’re committed to creating inclusive, sustainable and empowering workplaces where employees can be themselves and reach their potential. Over the past few years, we’ve invested in Sun Life workspaces that encourage new and diverse ways of working. We recognize there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach. Our model of open, bright and agile workspaces at many Sun Life locations, and technology that helps people work remotely reflects this thinking.
The global pandemic has led to an increase in remote working. Over 90% of our colleagues are working from home and we anticipate many may continue to work remotely in the future. The collaboration technologies and flexible learning approaches we offer support our employees working from any location, including from home.
President and CEO of Sun Life
“The future of work at Sun Life is about flexibility and choice, empowering people to optimize their work and personal priorities.”
Developing our employees is a top priority. We offer in-house and online training and leadership development for all employees and leaders. Our e-learning portal, also accessible by mobile, contains more than 8,500 courses, tools and resources on everything from allyship to Zoom tips and tricks.
We also offer job rotation, tuition help and experiential opportunities outside of an employee’s day-to-day role. For example, our opportunity marketplace gives employees the chance to work with teams across Sun Life on short-term projects, regardless of their location or employee level. This provides them with an opportunity to gain new skills and experience – putting employees in the driver’s seat of their own career.
All employees must complete yearly training on a range of topics. This training is not about ticking a box. It’s about developing the knowledge, skills and behaviours to be risk-ready and help us protect our Clients, our brand, and most importantly – each other. For the most effective learning, employees can create a custom learning path based on their particular needs. Virtual classrooms, simulation/gamification and social learning are among the learning technologies we offer.
The talent landscape is constantly changing. There is a pressing need to find and nurture next-gen employees and leaders. They are the future of our business. They inspire us with fresh ideas to stay relevant and meet Client needs.
We have many programs to help us nurture a strong talent pipeline:
We encourage open, two-way dialogue with our employees and seek their input through various channels. These channels include: