We joined Kirsty and Sophia, our fantastic Mutual Managers, to discuss their experiences of working in business.
Sitting round the boardroom table on a beautiful Spring morning, Sophia and Kirsty noted the significant changes that had occurred in the workplace in the last ten years, triggered, they felt, by an increase in a general demand for greater flexibility. When they first entered the job market, requesting flexible working hours, working from home, or leaving early to pick up the children would have been frowned upon, but both agreed that companies that do not offer these benefits are now seen as rather archaic and lagging behind the competition.
Christine joined the precursor of Unimutual in July 2003 after gaining 12 years experience working in the Risk Management Office at the University of Sydney in the positions of Insurance Claims Officer and then subsequently as Insurance Manager a position which she held for 11 years. Prior to the positions held at the University of Sydney, Christine also held positions within the insurance industry with various insurers and a broker. Christine is currently a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance, and a Member of the Risk Management Institute of Australasia.
We are very pleased to announce we are a Business Buddy for The Hygiene Bank (Tonbridge). This worthwhile charity helps to ensure that those living in poverty and can’t afford the basics can be clean and live a dignified life. This partnership means staff can make a real impact in the community, supporting one of our corporate values of empowerment.