Recognizing the self-fulfilling prophecy that develops when lower-level minority employees don't see minority representation in the executive ranks, Mr. Thomas said more effort needs to be made across the industry.
"We've been very intentional at Northern Trust," he said. "We not only have to have diverse slates of candidates, but we also require diverse slates of people interviewing candidates."
Participating in an international staff exchange with employees in Australia and Canada
In 2019 two Tetra Tech offices on opposite sides of the earth participated in a staff secondment exchange. Patrick Lynch transferred from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, from March to September. Emily Messer transferred from Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, from June to September.
PayPal President and CEO, Dan Schulman, speaks with Alex Cross, President of Serve on the importance of helping veterans return to civilian life after their military service.
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This Veterans Day, PayPal President and CEO, Dan Schulman, spoke with Alex Cross, President of Serve – PayPal’s employee resource group for veterans and allies. The two discussed the importance of helping veterans successfully transition from military service into civilian careers, why veterans are an important talent pool, and the unique skill sets veterans bring to the workforce.
Republic Services has a longstanding commitment to our military and to the men and women who serve our country.
In honor of Veterans Day, we recognized our many employees who are veterans and active service members at a celebration at our headquarters – attended by nearly 600 employees. This gave us the opportunity to launch an important employee business resource group named V.A.L.O.R. (Veterans, Advocacy, Learning, Outreach and Recruiting) that will create a network of veterans and military supporters across our company who are passionate about helping veterans.
For Chevron Stations Inc. (CSI) Manager Naomi Mata, employee safety meetings were important, but typically routine. However, the enthusiasm of two new employees, Carter Chavez and Nicholas van Wingerden, has become infectious for Mata and other employees at the Carpinteria, California, retail operation, making safety meetings far more engaging.
By Schwanzetta Williams | Director of Talent Acquisition at Smithfield Foods
Workforce diversity is essential to a company’s success, but inclusion takes into account the perspectives that ALL employees bring to the workplace. With nearly 98% of employers having or implementing “Diversity and Inclusion” initiatives, it is apparent that diversity and inclusion are important for businesses and critical in developing their talent pipeline. Including veterans as a part of the talent pipeline in an integral measure of championing diversity of ideas and thoughts.
Alliance Data recognizes and celebrates the bravery and sacrifice of veterans every day. We are proud to employ and work with many veterans across our associate groups. Every year on Veterans Day, Alliance Data hosts a flag raising ceremony at company headquarters in Columbus, Ohio to honor all the men and women serving in our military who protect our freedoms and thank them for their service.