Employer information

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Banking & Finance
Company size
London, United Kingdom

Workplace initiatives at HSBC

Workplace initiative Status
Will discuss flexible working arrangements while interviewing
Mean gender pay gap Women’s is 59% lower than men’s
Median gender pay gap Women’s is 29% lower than men’s
Paid primary carer 19 weeks at full pay, plus 20 weeks at 90% pay*
Minimum tenure maternity None, however primary paid carer policy differs for <40 weeks tenure*
Paid secondary carer
Minimum tenure paternity
Uses gender-neutral parental language
Shared parental pay set at government statutory pay
Continues pension payments whilst on unpaid leave
Return to work retention
Has return to work programs No
Has domestic violence policy No
Has opportunities to purchase leave
Has employee assistance program
Has breastfeeding rooms
Has leadership development programs
Has mentoring opportunities
Has coaching programs
Has women in leadership targets 30% by 2020
Has BAME targets
Accommodates cultural and religious events
Has employee led diversity networks Yes, seven global employee networks
Has internal women's networking groups
Employee engagement scores
Employee turnover rate
Paid volunteer days 2 days per annum
Other * Less than 40 weeks tenure: 90% of average weekly earnings for six weeks; and an amount equivalent to the standard rate of statutory maternity pay, or 90% of average weekly earnings if this is less, for a further 33 weeks. More than 40 weeks tenure: 19 weeks at full pay (consisting of basic pensionable salary and, where applicable, territorial allowance); and 20 weeks at an amount equivalent to the standard rate of SMP or 90% of average weekly earnings, if this is less.

About HSBC


As a business operating in markets all around the world, we believe diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people.

We wanted a connected workforces that reflects the communities where we operate and help us meet the needs of customers from all walks of life. Different ideas and perspectives help us innovate, manage risk, and grow the business in a sustainable way.

Being inclusive is an expression of our values to be dependable, open and connected. We want HSBC to be a place where people feel valued, respected and supported to achieve their potential – and we are striving to build an environment where people feel they can speak up to help us remove barriers to success, and collaborate to put the best ideas into practice.

Diversity and inclusion is part of who we are at HSBC. It is vital to the future of our business.

“To be an employer of choice we need to offer a flexible and inclusive environment where people feel they can be themselves and perform at their best. We do this not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes business sense. Diversity of thought drives innovation and business growth so we need to make sure we’re doing what we can to attract the best talent into HSBC UK.” Ian Stuart, CEO HSBC UK