We foster an inclusive workplace where all employees are valued and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. We embrace diversity of thought, style, experience, culture, race, color, gender, national origin, religion, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, and veteran status to drive innovation and deliver competitive advantage.
We know that having a diverse workforce is not enough, we also need to build a culture of inclusion that leverages the strengths of all of our employees. From new hire orientation to management and leadership training to an online portal accessible to all employees, we focus on developing global mindsets, breaking unconscious bias and demonstrating the business case for diversity across the organization.
Our Business Resource Groups are employee-led groups with chapters around the globe that create awareness and understanding of the diverse backgrounds and experiences represented throughout the business. These groups partner with the business to support professional development, assist with recruitment and retention, identify unique market opportunities and help drive business development.
These groups include: Asian Affinity Network, Black Employee Network, Early Careers Network, Global Disability Employee Network, Latino Employee Network, Pride at Work (for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender employees & friends), Veterans Network and Women @ Thomson Reuters.
We support an annual review of our diversity and inclusion strategy through engagement surveys; industry benchmarks; the number of employees and managers trained on unconscious bias and inclusive behaviors; and measurement of key metrics of gender and ethnic representation throughout the business. We hold our managers accountable for diversity and inclusion through their annual performance review and we set aggressive goals for both quantitative and qualitative measurements. Our progress is shared annually with our CEO-chaired council and our board of directors.