We are focused on meaningful work and the colleague experience specific to well-being, connectedness and growth for our 30,000 colleagues and communities worldwide.
Sedgwick has a long-standing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).
In 2022, we continued building on our efforts to make sure our colleagues embody the diversity that exists in the world and have a fair and inclusive work environment. We have integrated DEI into everything we do at Sedgwick, including in our hiring practices, professional development, performance management processes, engagement efforts and diverse benefits.
In 2022, we began partnering with a talent aggregator to share open positions across thousands of diverse job boards and associations globally to increase our brand awareness and access to qualified, diverse talent. Since launching this initiative, we’ve identified hundreds of qualified candidates. We also incorporated DEI language on our career site and within our recruitment process and materials, and we talk with candidates about how we bring DEI to life at Sedgwick.
Our new learning courses educate colleagues on our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, our focus on allyship in the workplace and specific behaviors they can act upon to foster DEI. In the regions where we’ve launched these courses, 98% of colleagues have completed them. People leaders take an additional course on managing workplace biases and learn ways to implement these practices – 98% of people leaders have completed this course.
We also introduced colleague resources groups (CRGs), which are global colleague-led business groups that raise awareness for DEI, foster engagement and build a sense of belonging. Thousands of colleagues have enrolled in one or more of these groups. Colleagues benefit from offerings around professional development, business engagement, community outreach and member engagement. As one example of a CRG initiative, our Women’s CRG piloted a mentoring circles program, where small groups of colleagues meet regularly with a mentor to discuss key topics identified for women interested in growing their leadership skills. The mentoring circles pilot program ran for a total of three months and helped participants engage with leaders and their peers and expand their network.
CEO Mike Arbour is part of CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, a global network of CEOs who have pledged to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
At Sedgwick, we’re proud that about ~70% of our colleagues are women* and ~40% are people of color*. This means that we bring a diversity of thought to how we approach and deliver upon our work and can represent the diverse perspectives of our clients. Sedgwick has been recognized with external awards specifically for the outstanding contributions of our female colleagues: