We are proud to have been recognized for best practices in diversity and inclusion and named to the 2018 Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index!
Diversity Best Practices (DBP) revealed its second annual Inclusion Index today, a report that provides data and insight into how participating organizations fared in three areas: diversity and inclusion practices in recruitment, retention, and advancement; organizational culture; and demographic transparency.
Our inclusion on this index helps reinforce what we have achieved in diversity and inclusion so far, and more importantly, provides the opportunity to share some updates on ongoing efforts that will strengthen diversity and inclusion success in 2018.
One of the ways that we really aim to bring attention to our diversity and inclusion best practices, is through our Employee Network Groups (ENGs). We have a number of ENGs such as our Experienced Hire Network, Veterans ENG, Parents’ Network, iGROWW (which stands for the Growth & Retention of Women in the Workplace), Multicultural ENG, and proPRIDE. The ENGs are an opportunity for our people to get involved, have a voice and continue to propel a culture that is built on inclusion. To that point, we also celebrate our diversity often! This year, the New York office celebrated for the entire month of May and had a number of events and speakers. To hear more on the events and from our people, visit this post.
Over the course of the year, we’re also investing in best practices for diversity and inclusion in a number of other ways, including recruitment and training. Earlier this year, Protiviti hosted an outside speaker who shared insights about differences in gender communication styles. We recorded this GenderSpeak workshop and distributed it through the iGROWW network to our global workforce. Additionally, we have been or will be present at the following conventions this year: NABA (key takeaways: here) , ALPFA, ASCEND, Out & Equal and Women in Cyber Security (key takeaways: here).
We are equally as excited to be committed to fighting unconscious biased and therefore will be further exploring this topic and partnering with leading providers to host webinars and techniques to help our organization to understand and successfully manage our biases.
As Susan Haseley, Executive Vice President of Global Diversity & Inclusion noted, “the true power of Diversity & Inclusion lies in the empowerment of each office, each solution each project team and each individual to take action every day.” We are proud and honored to have individuals who feel comfortable to share their stories, background and experiences with one another and embrace our efforts to strengthen our diversity and inclusion best practices. This is a very exciting milestone for our organization and we look forward to celebrating this award!