Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do, and we’ve made it a priority to embrace the diversity that makes up the Experian family. This is why we’re especially proud to release our 2018 The Power of You Inclusion & Diversity Annual Report, highlighting the strides we’ve made to celebrate our diverse work force and create an inclusive company culture.
“We believe that embracing a truly inclusive culture, where everyone has a real sense of belonging, is critical to building a diverse workforce and fostering innovation,” says Craig Boundy, chief executive officer of Experian North America. “We don’t just encourage inclusion at Experian, we celebrate it.”
The Power You initiative was created to recognize ways we can create a more supportive work environment and provide greater transparency into our commitment towards diversity and inclusion. We’ve instated progressive policies and programs, such as flexible working, paid parental leave and Experian clubs, to help foster support, empowerment and employee pride about working for Experian.
Here are some of the highlights from the report:
- 89 percent of employees across North America agree that creating a diverse and inclusive work environment is at the forefront of Experian’s values
- More than 900 employees joined our 8 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
- From 2017 to 2018, the percentage of women hired into executive positions increased from 31% to 38%
- Nearly half of our job applicants were non-white, a 10% increase from 2017
- Volunteer Time Off (VTO) was increased from one day to two days
- Experian North America was honored with a North America Great Place to Work certification and regional Top Workplaces awards
From the events organized by our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to the support provided by our Experian Hardship Fund, The Power of You initiative is exemplified by the work and dedication our employees have invested to help in our mission to create an inclusive workplace.
“Creating a better tomorrow starts within the company, and that’s why we’re committed to diversity and inclusion,” adds Justin Hastings, chief human resources officer of Experian North America. “We search the globe for the very best people so we can innovate and meet the needs of our increasingly diverse clients. Drawing on this collective strength is what truly makes us a top workplace.”
Our dedication to creating a more inclusive and supportive workplace has not gone unrecognized. We’ve been honored with a number of high-profile employer awards, including being named the #1 Top Workplace in Orange County by the Orange County Register and one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for the fifth consecutive year by Forbes Magazine.
Innovation starts with creating an inclusive culture and growing a diverse workforce. We are proud of the supportive work culture we’ve created and will continue finding ways we can further build upon the progress we’ve made.
A copy of this year’s report can be found here.
Photos taken by Nhan T. Nguyen.