Social Responsibility

At Protiviti, we strive to complement the diverse solutions we bring to the marketplace with high-performing professionals from a variety of backgrounds. At the same time, we create an environment that is inclusive, collaborative, and even family-like. We are a team-based organisation, and it is essential to our business and to our success that everyone feels that they are included in the team, that their ideas and contributions will be considered in our problem- solving work, and that they are fully empowered.

We believe embracing diversity and inclusion are the right and responsible things to do, and we also know they are vital to our success. Broadening our capabilities by tapping into diverse backgrounds and experiences is how we can best serve our clients. As a global organisation, we need a global team of professionals, each bringing unique perspectives to bear for our clients. 

Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Our Diversity and Inclusion initiatives are designed to attract, develop, and retain the most talented professionals in the market regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation or any other dimension of diversity. Each of us has a different experience to contribute to our company and to our clients. It is the breadth of these experiences, and how they all work together, that makes us succeed. 

Our Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee provides strategic direction and support to our employees in their grass-roots efforts. The steering committee is comprised of Managing Directors from around  the globe as well as key leaders in HR. The steering committee is gender-balanced and includes representatives from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, reflecting the blend of our broader workforce.

Our Diversity Champions Network is a diverse spectrum of individuals from different offices, bringing together employees from across solutions and career levels to design and implement diversity programming. Serving as change agents, these individuals connect people on a local level to the bigger strategy – through events, educational programming, and Employee Network Groups.

 

Employee Network Groups

Employee Network Groups are local, grass-roots groups that organise both in-person and online to focus on promoting diversity initiatives within the company. While the activities in these groups are driven by employees, they are supported by leadership and provide our employees an “Opportunity to Have an Impact” as promised in our People Promises.

  • iGROWW – Protiviti’s Unified Internal Women’s Network Group (Initiative for Growth and Retention of Women at Work). iGROWW has a strong voluntary membership that tackles women’s professional issues through various forums and facilitates networking events and community service activities. 
  • ProLGBTA – Protiviti’s LGBTA Group. ProLGBTA members meet regularly in local and national forums and also regularly publish a full newsletter to communicate on a variety of relevant news and topics such as tips for an inclusive workforce and advice for all employees
  • U.S. Veterans Networking Group – This group helps to re-engage individuals with the workforce after service to our country. This group includes members at all levels, both veterans and non-veterans, and assists our recruiting team with finding veterans to bring into the firm. The Veterans also works to keep the importance of our veterans to our company top of mind
  • Protiviti Parents Network – This group focus on the blend of work and family for new and experienced parents.  Meeting regularly in local groups to empower working parents to share successes, exchange information, support transitions and tackle challenges together.

 

Inclusivity Across the Generations

We have found through our employee surveys that our people sometimes struggle with generational differences on their teams. To better equip our people, we rolled out multi-generational training in 2013. We hired an external generational expert to work with us to create cultural awareness of generational attitudes and beliefs and show how those can play out in the workplace and now this training is now part of our Challenge and Business Development schools’ courses.

 

Reaching Out

As part of our Career Development Programme, Protiviti reimburses each employee for up to two association memberships in professional organisations within their scope of interest. This includes diversity organisations in our various fields of expertise. Specifically, Protiviti partners with the following organisations:

  • National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
  • Association of Latin Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA)
  • Asian and Pacific Islander Leadership Organisation (ASCEND)
  • Black Data Processing Association (BDPA)
  • American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA)
  • Supplier Diversity Program

 

About Protiviti

Protiviti, a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half International, believes in building a diverse base of employees, clients, job candidates and suppliers that strengthens our position as a market leader. We are committed to developing successful relationships with minority-, woman-, veteran- and disabled veteran-owned businesses to meet the needs of our customers.

A diverse business enterprise refers to a business that is at least 51 per cent owned by a member of a minority group, including African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, veterans and disabled veterans. A woman-owned business refers to a business that is at least 51 per cent owned by a woman or women.

For more information on our programme, please download our brochure.

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