The Power of a positive voice
“While we considered a number of potential enhancements to various employee benefits, annual leave is a ‘core’ benefit that is relevant to all permanent employees, regardless of seniority, gender, or status as a parent,” --Kathryn van der Merwe, Talent & Culture
What has changed over the first five years of bluenotes? Managing Director, Andrew Cornell weighs in.
Group Executive Mark Whelan talks about what ANZ's can offer to its customers in the light of its recent focus to institutional banking.
"ANZ’s institutional bank is now big enough to be relevant but small enough to be responsive to our customers and better able to build on our strong relationships."
Camille Smith from The Weekly Times talks about the experience of 6 university graduates taking part in ANZ's Agribusiness Graduate Program.
Maile Carnegie, Group Executive for Digital Banking talks about the importance of being attentive to our customers' needs.
"Customers will demand a lot more of banks and if we don’t meet their needs, somebody else will."
Check out this efinancialcareers article featuring Cholena Orr, Programs and Campaigns Manager within ANZ's Talent and Culture space. Cholena discusses the exciting changes to the 2020 graduate recruitment process, namely no longer accepting resumes upon application, and what's driven the change:
"The unusual move was brought in to improve the overall Graduate experience whilst also encouraging a more diverse pool of talent into the bank."
Jemma Wight, Production Editor ANZ bluenotes, sheds light on International Women's Day and stories of some of the challenges women face:
"When reflecting on the theme for International Women’s Day this year – Balance for Better – it became very clear to me balance doesn’t exist yet."
Andrew Cornell, Managing Editor ANZ bluenotes, on revolutionary non-banks offering digital banking services:
"While these would-be disrupters may not want to become banks, regulators may demand it – because once any revolutionary achieves sufficient market size, governments and regulators start to fret about systemic risk, deposit safety and consumer backlash should something go awry."
Melissa Currie, Visual Production Editor ANZ bluenotes, pinpoints recent advances for the LGBTIQ+ community and underlines the positive impact inclusion has on worldwide GDP:
"When the link between LGBTIQ+ inclusion and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita at a macroeconomic level was tested, a positive correlation was discovered. More to the point, research found a correlation between rights related to homosexuality in a country and that country’s level of economic development – meaning more rights are associated with higher GDP per capita."