Company information

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Banking & Finance

Company size


London, United Kingdom

Workplace initiatives at HSBC
Workplace initiative Status
Open to discussing flexible work arrangements at interview stage
Difference in mean hourly rate Women’s is 59% lower than men’s
Difference in median hourly rate Women’s is 29% lower than men’s
Paid maternity leave at full salary (not including government-funded parental leave) 19 weeks at full pay, plus 20 weeks at 90% pay*
Minimum tenure required to be eligible for paid maternity leave None, however primary paid carer policy differs for <40 weeks tenure*
Paid paternity leave at full salary (not including government-funded parental leave)
Minimum tenure required to be eligible for paid paternity leave
Uses gender neutral language for parenthood
Shared Parental Pay set at Government Statutory Pay
Continuation of pension contributions on the unpaid portion of maternity leave
Return to work retention *
Programs for parents returning to work after Parental Leave No
Domestic and Family Violence policy No
Opportunities to purchase leave
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) program
Breastfeeding rooms
Leadership development programs
Mentoring programs
Coaching programs
Targets to raise the number of women in leadership 30% by 2020
Targets to raise the number of black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) individuals in leadership No
Flexible work arrangements to accomodate cultural and religious events
Employee-led diversity networks Yes, seven global employee networks
Internal women's networking groups
Employee engagement scores year on year *
Employee turnover rate *
Paid volunteer days 2 days per annum

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