Parents at work in a changing world: the ING case

For years the ING Banking Group has been promoting initiatives to foster the inclusion and care of its employees, with a particular focus on enhancing the skills of employees who are parents.

This is why ING was chosen by Lifeed in 2022 as a Caring Company, an award given to companies capable of valuing people and expressing a social role through concrete and measurable actions.

As part of its Diversity & Inclusion initiatives, ING had identified a need around the topic of caring: the aim was to help colleagues improve their self-efficacy during periods of uncertainty and time away from work due to personal needs.

Since 2020, ING Italia has therefore introduced the Lifeed programme for its employees who are new parents with children 0-3 years old, in order to support them in this important transition and facilitate the transfer of skills between private life and work.

“We believe that harnessing the link between people’s private life experiences and work can improve engagement and inclusion,” says Teresa Mancino, Talent & Learning Lead at ING Italy.