Attracting and Retaining Talent

Attracting and Retaining Talent

Our EVP, “All Together Possible,” helps position MetLife as an employer of choice, able to attract and retain strong, diverse and passionate candidates. Our EVP continues to drive applicant flow, with a 9% increase in 2023 over 2022.

One contributing factor to the increase in applicant flow is our new Employee Advocacy Program in the U.S. The program, which makes it easier for colleagues to discover and share MetLife content with their LinkedIn networks, empowers colleagues to grow their personal brand and MetLife’s brand. In the pilot phase of the program, job openings shared by ambassadors consistently saw an increase of two to three times the average applicant flow and employee referrals. Some of the most frequently shared content has included colleague spotlights, company news as well as content pertaining to DEI, environmental sustainability, and wellness. Program participants mentioned increases in company pride after learning more about their colleagues and MetLife.


INROADS recognized MetLife with its 2023 Frank C. Carr Corporate Partner of the Year Award, which honors organizations that advance DEI in the workplace and communities. Michael Roberts, Chief Marketing Officer at MetLife and a former INROADS intern, accepted the award, saying the impact the organization had on him was profound.

Michael Roberts, Chief Marketing Officer at MetLife (left) accepts the Frank C. Carr Corporate Partner of the Year Award on behalf of MetLife at the INROADS Gala.

Our new talent relationship management platform is raising the bar on recruitment by making it easier for employees and potential employees to find new positions at MetLife that align to their career interests. Candidates are notified about open positions and can promote their skills when applying for full-time positions. The platform works in harmony with MyPath to give colleagues an understanding of the opportunities and experiences available. For hiring managers, the platform offers streamlined management and talent sourcing features that make it easier to find the right candidate.

We train recruiters and managers to consider diverse perspectives and to be aware of and avoid potential biases in the recruitment, hiring, performance assessment and career development processes.

MetLife supports programs and partners that promote diversity in the workforce and enhance the skills of young, diverse students. Our partners include INROADS, Hiring Our Heroes, Blacks in Technology and Women in Technology International. These partnerships enable career development for existing colleagues by giving them more resources, as well as new social networks that expand professional relationships.

Additionally, MetLife Foundation supports Girls Who Code, a nonprofit working to close the gender gap in tech, and Girls Who Invest, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the investment management industry by attracting and advancing women investors, changemakers and leaders. With Girls Who Code, the Foundation launched a mentoring program that connects high-school students with college-aged mentors, supporting the development of older students. MetLife Investment Management, LLC and certain of its affiliates (MIM) offers summer internships to Girls Who Invest students.

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