Why It Matters
At NI, our definition of an inclusive culture is one where all employees feel welcomed, valued, respected, and heard. It’s critical that NIers of all backgrounds feel comfortable bringing their true selves to work. That means not hiding their identities or affiliations but instead confidently sharing their diverse perspectives. This sense of belonging helps increase our employees’ wellbeing, engagement, and innovation, which in turn helps us attract and retain the best talent.
UN Sustainable Development Goals Supported
5—Gender Equality, 10—Reduced Inequalities, 16—Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
What We’ll Do
Our culture is the sum of our employees’ behaviors. To develop tools and programs that promote inclusive behaviors, we have a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion cross-functional working group comprised of several business functions including talent development and employee engagement. Initiatives include launching a new inclusion training and scaling our employee resource groups (ERGs). ERGs provide members with opportunities for professional development, networking, and shaping company initiatives. Their events and programs also foster discussion and understanding among all NIers.
We’ll measure NIers’ sense of belonging through our “inclusion index,” which aggregates relevant questions from our annual employee engagement survey. We’ll use our 2020 survey results as a benchmark. While we strive for 100 percent, achieving an 87 percent measure would put us among the top 10 percent of companies according to Newmeasures.*
*BENCHMARK DATA INCLUDES 1,200 ORGANIZATIONS, 1.5 MILLION RESPONDENTS, AND 86 COUNTRIES.