Not only is accessible technology an urgent need—one in four Americans have a disability, according to the CDC—delivering it is a competitive advantage. According to Disability:IN, companies that embrace accessibility as part of their diversity and inclusion strategy have 28% higher revenue, two times higher net income, and 30% better performance on economic profit margin than their peers.
Merck is honored that two of their Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRGs) were recently recognized by Diversity Best Practices for the work they do to drive diversity, equity and inclusion within the company and the communities in which we live and work. The U.S. chapters of the League of Employees of African Descent (LEAD) and the Next Gen Network (NGN) each won a Diversity Best Practices: 2020 Above and Beyond award.
2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Pride celebrations around the world, and we believe the value of an inclusive and diverse work culture is more important than ever. Our GroPride employee resource group––a group dedicated to cultivating an inclusive, supportive global network to empower diverse employees––hosted activities throughout the month of June to educate and empower our workforce. We’re proud to share what Pride at ScottsMiracle-Gro means to them.
Advancing the emotional well-being of the rare disease community, our employees, and the communities in which we live, and work is a core commitment of ours. During Mental Health Awareness Month, we strengthened this commitment by joining One Mind at Work, a global coalition of employers deploying best practices for workplace brain health through our partnership with One Mind.
LGBTQ+ employees around the world share personal stories about what it means to bring their whole selves to work at Merck
It can be as simple as sharing your weekend plans with coworkers, or having a photo of your partner on your desk. When you feel free to be yourself at work, even the seemingly small things can have a big impact on your happiness and wellbeing.
International Women in Engineering Day annually celebrates the valuable contribution of women in the engineering field. At Arrow, we encourage more young women to pursue important engineering roles as technology is integrated into all aspects of our lives and work. To mark the day, here are three engineers at Arrow whose work demonstrates how engineering makes the benefits of technology accessible to as many people as possible.
by Reed Michaelsen, Senior Instructional Designer, Global Learning & Development
This month, ON Semiconductor takes the opportunity to celebrate Pride by encouraging all of our employees to celebrate themselves, each other and the qualities that make us different. In January 2020, ON Semiconductor launched its newest Affinity Network Group (ANG), Continua, a global source of advocacy, networking and education for all employees on LGBTQ+ topics. At the core of Continua is the belief that all employees, regardless of gender identity, expression or sexual orientation have one thing in common: we are human.
Johnson & Johnson's Chief Communication Officer Michael Sneed sits down to have a frank discussion about what we need to do to help build a more equitable healthcare system—and society.
It's time to have hard and heartfelt conversations about the state of racism and inequity. At home. With friends and loved ones. With other members of your community. In the workplace.
At Johnson & Johnson, these conversations have been taking place across the company in response to recent events. And they will continue to be held with employees at all levels, and across all parts of the company.
by Trevor Harvey, Senior Manager of Corporate Pricing
I have been a member of the ON Semiconductor Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) since joining the Company in 2017. WLI is one of the seven employee-led affinity network groups used to create an inclusive and diverse culture at ON Semiconductor. The mission of WLI is to empower and support women to succeed through professional development in business, strategic and financial acumen. Recently, I joined on the strategic marketing subcommittee, driving WLI’s marketing initiatives.