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Company size
Sydney, NSW

Workplace initiatives at TAL

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) 12 weeks
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for secondary carer 2 weeks
Paid volunteer days 1 day per annum
Programs for parents returning to work after Parental Leave No
Targets to raise the number of women in leadership 50:50 by 2020

About TAL

TAL Careers

We think that relationships matter. Because we know that people are at the heart of what we do. We want to grow with you. Achieve with you. And support you to do your best work. That’s why we’re focused on developing leadership, promoting diversity, rewarding excellence and retaining great talent. We’re always looking for people who want to go further with us. Why not see where we can go?

What it’s like to work at TAL

Our People

We know the value of having people from all walks of life.

That’s why we’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace with equal employment policies.  We’re proud to be an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality and a Women’s Employer of the Year at the 14th Annual Australian Insurance Industry Awards.  It means our people are paid fairly and supported equally. And that’s important to us.  Because people are at the heart of everything we do.

Our way of working

At TAL, we believe flexible working provides a business advantage, it allows us to leverage our capabilities to meet the needs of our customers and partners, and make sure our people can balance their work with their personal life.

We understand people seek out flexible work for different reasons at different stages of their career. Our aim is to create an environment where our people can perform at their best, wherever and whenever they are working. 

Why we come to work each day

Our Purpose is grounded in our past as well as who we are today. It is why we do what we do. And the words in our Purpose are very deliberate: Every day we work to help Australians live a life filled with choices, options, and freedom, no matter what happens.

Our Ambition signals what we want to achieve – that our customers understand and value the protection they have and are confident we will be there when they need us most.  

The way we work together

It’s the people of TAL who bring our Purpose and  Ambition to life. The decisions we make, the things we focus on, the way we work with each other. To achieve this together, it will take all of our collective talents.

Our Spirit describes ‘how’ we work with our customers, partners, communities and each other. It is who we are on our best day, and we want that to be every day. We describe our Spirit through four qualities:

  • Aiming higher – We love punching above our weight to succeed. We work together to find bold new ways to solve problems and make a positive difference.
  • Doing the right thing – We believe in being fair, not taking the easy option. We show we care by taking our responsibilities seriously.
  • Being straightforward – We strive to be straightforward in all that we do. We respect each other, say it like it is, and are on a mission to cut out complexity.
  • Getting it done - We never give up. We’ll go further than anyone else to deliver the best outcomes for our customers and partners.

The qualities of our Spirit were developed with our people, reflecting what they feel makes TAL great. Individually, these qualities are strong, but when combined, they have the potential to set us apart from the rest.

​​"TAL encourages the health and wellbeing of all Australians and, as employees of TAL, we all form part of this community. I believe that it is really important that we take care of each other and ourselves physically, mentally, socially and financially and I’m passionate about utilising whatever resources and tools we have to make the lives (both personal and work) of our people happier and healthier"

Dr Sally Phillips, General Manager Health Services