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Financial Services
Company size
London, United Kingdom

Workplace initiatives at HSBC

Workplace initiative Status
Breastfeeding rooms
Coaching programs
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on paid Parental Leave
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on unpaid Parental Leave
Domestic and Family Violence policy
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employee engagement scores year on year
Employee turnover rate
Employer is a Pay Equity Ambassador*
Internal Women's networking groups
Leadership development programs
Mentoring opportunities
Minimum tenure required to be eligible for Paid Parental Leave 12 Months
Open to discussing flexible working arrangements at the interview stage?
Opportunities to purchase leave
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for primary carer (not including government-funded parental leave) 15 Weeks
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for secondary carer 2 Weeks
Paid volunteer days 2 days
Programs for parents returning to work after Parental Leave
Targets to raise the number of women in leadership

About HSBC

HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. We serve around 38 million customers through four global businesses:

  • Retail Banking and Wealth Management
  • Commercial Banking
  • Global Banking and Markets
  • Global Private Banking.

Our network spans 67 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, North America and Latin Americ

With around 3,900 offices worldwide, we aim to be where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and ultimately helping people to fulfil their hopes and realise their ambitions.

Listed on the London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda stock exchanges, shares in HSBC Holdings plc are held by more than 203,000 shareholders in 132 countries and territories.  HSBC is a truly global and diverse organisation.

Diversity and Inclusion

HSBC Australia is committed to being a place where all employees are respected and have access to equal opportunities regardless of gender, age, faith, ethnicity, sexuality, responsibilities or physical ability.

Commitment to Gender Equality

HSBC Australia is committed to achieving gender equality in its workplace, and is a firm supporter of the work of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).

HSBC has been named Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

In 2017, Martin Tricaud, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Australia became a Pay Equity Ambassador demonstrating his personal commitment to Pay Equity.

Our employee resource groups help us attract a diverse workforce and create a more inclusive working environment. These voluntary employee-led groups support colleagues and build understanding of inclusion issues so we can connect with our diverse customer base.

In Australia some of our specific initiatives include:

Flexible working

HSBC Australia provides flexible working options to all employees that can adapt to the changes in an individual's circumstances.


The Balance network supports the recruitment, development and advancement of a gender-balanced workforce within HSBC.


The Ascend network is about learning from inspirational female leaders and personal development in the workplace


Nurture provides information and support to all carers (including parents of young children and those caring for elderly relatives) to achieve greater flexibility and balance in meeting work and home commitments


Pride Network Australia supports an inclusive environment for individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) as well as those who have an interest in LGBTI-related issues.