Please conduct a gap analysis of Pictet's competitors on maternity and paternity policies: Aberdeen Group, AXA Winterthur, Capital Group, BNP Paribas.
Hello, and thank you for your request for a gap analysis around maternity and paternity polices at four of Pictet's competitors. I have reviewed the available policies for Aberdeen Asset Management, AXA Winterthur, The Capital Group and BNP Paribas. I was able to find information in these areas for all but The Capital Group, which does not make its policies publicly available.
In short, Aberdeen, AXA and BNP all offer maternity and paternity leave. Aberdeen's training programs appear to be the most robust of the four companies, while BNP Paribas has strong family / parent networks available to its employees. I found evidence that Aberdeen, AXA, and BNP Paribas all have strong programs to ensure that family issues and work-life balance for parents are a part of the corporate culture.
I have summarized my finding in this spreadsheet. Please read on for notes on the results and my methodology.
The primary source of information for each of these companies was the corporate website. I focused my search, at first, for information specifically related to the Swiss branches of these global companies, in an effort to give you an "apples to apples" companions with Pictet. Unfortunately, this search returned no country specific information. Therefore, I expanded my search to look for global polices around maternity and paternity issues, where I was able to find more detailed information. I supported the data found on corporate websites with that found in reports archived on the UN Global Compact website, which houses a number of corporate responsibility reports. Additionally, I consulted review sites like FairyGodBoss to see if users had reported any additional information that would be useful for this analysis.
There are a few key qualifications that should be noted in regards to the data presented.
Aberdeen: Your request specified inclusion of Aberdeen Group. Upon initial research, I found that Aberdeen Group to be a technology and services company, which did not seem to qualify as a competitor of Pictet, an asset management company. I therefore conducted research on Aberdeen Asset Management, a global asset management company based out of Scotland. Note that I have included some information from a 2013 Aberdeen corporate responsibility report. While this information is older than Wonder typically likes to include, it provided additional detail into the workings of the company's leadership and training programs around maternity and paternity issues. I have noted which information is from that older report. As I was not able to confirm the data with more recent findings, it is possible that it is no longer entirely representative of current company policies.
AXA Winterthur: I could find no information on benefits offered by AXA Winterthur. They are listed as a local entity of AXA, and therefore the polices included in the spreadsheet are reflective of the global organization.
The Capital Group: Despite a through search of the corporate and Swiss websites for The Capital Group, as well as government databases, industry trade publications and trusted new sources, I was not able to uncover any information regarding maternity or paternity policies. The corporate website offers very vague information on its overall benefits package, but only to say, essentially, that they have one. Their Work Environment and Diversity and Inclusion pages were also not particularly illuminating. I have included what little information that I could find in the spreadsheet.
To sum it up, Aberdeen, AXA and BNP all offer maternity and paternity leave. Aberdeen's training programs appear to be the most robust of the four companies, while BNP Paribas has strong family / parent networks available to its employees. I found evidence that Aberdeen, AXA, and BNP Paribas all have strong programs to ensure that family issues and work-life balance for parents are a part of the corporate culture. The Capital Group does not make its policies publicly available.
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