A third of the people that work at HSBC are parents

I’ve learned not to stress the little things as much because there are much more important things in life, says Liz Holland, who works for HSBC in the US, as she explains how having a child has put the rest of her life into perspective.

A new HSBC film looks at the challenges of balancing work and family life. Globally, a third of the people that work at HSBC are parents. But what works for them – and what doesn’t?

Gavin Leonard works for first direct, a UK-based division of HSBC. “There’s me, there’s my wife Clare, who also works at first direct, and our daughter Ruby – she’s five in November and she’s just started school,” he says. “So it’s been challenging times recently. I do four days and Clare does five days a week. That’s an example of how work was accommodating.”

HSBC is committed to encouraging diversity across the Group, believing a diverse workforce more accurately reflects societies today as well as making good business sense. The bank aims to create an environment in which everyone can achieve their potential.

Watch the film to find out more about working parents’ experiences at HSBC.

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