Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I)
SIRVA’s Commitment/Mission Statement
At SIRVA, we’re committed to cultivating a workplace that reflects the diversity of the global organizations that we serve. We recognize that building an inclusive, engaged company culture results in empowered employees that reflect a wide range of approaches and perspectives. Those perspectives lead to new ideas. New ideas lead to innovation and excellence. Our approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion is driven by a commitment to these values and a belief that diversity makes our company stronger.
Sales & Account Management Business Analyst (Victoria, Australia)
This industry attracts passionate down to earth people from diverse backgrounds, many of which who have been in the industry for 10, 20, 30+ years. I have a marvelous manager, who regularly takes time to update me, I enjoy the flexibility and challenges of the work. The business leaders are personally invested, dedicated, and bring energy and commitment to the team. Recently I was chuffed when a leader from a different business unit nominated me for a STAR award. The thing I treasure the most are the friendships I have made at SIRVA; friendships and memories that I will cherish
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Client Finance Team Lead (Prague, Czech Republic)
"Being part of the SIRVA family has been a marvellous experience in my career growth. Having joined the finance team and getting to encounter the diverse multicultural environment has been great. SIRVA helped me to develop as an Analyst by investing in my skills and potential and bringing out the best in me and I’m currently leading one of the teams in finance. I foresee an empowering future here and I look forward to it!"
Mobilizing Diversity: Customer Stories
Building and Leading Equitable and Inclusive Talent Management
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) is ever-evolving. There is no one-size-fits-all approach. In this three-part series, you will hear from three of our clients (Kia Motors, Ardent Mills, and HPE). Our clients all have expertise in mobility and are helping change the landscape for DE&I efforts; they will share their stories as an effort to help other organizations learn from peers on how DE&I intersects with mobility and talent management.
Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce at Home and Abroad
In this Bloomberg article, we discuss the benefits of diversity and inclusion, creating a work environment that supports both, and how to prepare candidates from diverse backgrounds for relocation.
You don’t have to look far to see why companies have a renewed focus on diversity. Study after study has confirmed companies with a diverse workforce are more appealing, successful, innovative, and competitive than those with a homogeneous workforce.
Delivering through Diversity, a 2018 McKinsey & Company study, found that companies with genderdiverse executive teams were 21% more profitable than companies with less diversity. And companies with more ethnic/cultural diversity were 33% more likely to outperform on profitability. Boston Consulting Group concurred. Its Diversity and Innovation survey looked at 1,700 companies across 8 countries and found those with diverse leadership generated 19% higher revenue due to greater innovation.
These results shouldn’t be surprising, because diverse employees bring different experiences, skillsets, opinions, worldviews, attitudes, and values to the office every day, and those different characteristics become intertwined like the fabric of a vibrant tapestry to make a company stronger.
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It’s easy to have a narrow definition of diversity, perhaps only taking into account race, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation, but diversity can take many forms, including age, religion, citizenship status, military service, mental and physical conditions, and even personal interests. Diversity can also relate to a family dynamic, such as raising a special-needs child, co-parenting with an ex-spouse, being a single parent, or caring for an elderly family member.
Regardless of how employees are different, the goal for today’s companies remains the same: create a working environment where everyone feels welcome, included, and comfortable being themselves. Not only does creating such an environment set all employees up for success, but it also removes mobility barriers and ensures everyone can take advantage of opportunities to experience work outside of their home location. But, in diversity, companies face challenges with how to cultivate an inclusive and welcoming environment without singling anyone out or calling attention to their
differences. It’s a fine line to walk.
We’ve all seen how this plays out in school; it’s the new kid’s first day, and all they want to do is blend in with everyone else. But the teacher asks them to stand up and introduce themselves to the class, shining a spotlight on them. The intention is pure, but the execution is anything but welcoming. While we’ve all moved on from school, the yearning to feel included, but not singled out for being different remains.
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