St. HOPE is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Our team is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and team’s achievement as well.
We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.
St. HOPE’s diversity initiatives are applicable—but not limited—to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; social and recreational programs; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and enforces:
· Teamwork and employee participation, permitting the representation of all groups and employee perspectives.
· Work/life balance through flexible work schedules to accommodate employees’ varying needs.
· Employer and employee contributions to the communities we serve to promote a greater understanding and respect for the diversity.
· We will continue to make our workplaces trusting places to have complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations about diversity and inclusion: We will create and maintain environments, platforms, and forums where our people feel comfortable reaching out to their colleagues to gain greater awareness of each other’s experiences and perspectives. By encouraging an ongoing dialogue and not tolerating any incongruence with these values of openness, we are building trust, encouraging compassion and open-mindedness, and reinforcing our commitment to a culture of inclusivity.
· Establishing and promoting workplace culture expectations that all employees and visiting guests are made aware of and make commitments to follow; and
· Motivating and empowering employees to take responsibility for their actions and to help positively influence the behavior and civility of their fellow employees;
· Sharing and implementing methods on how to best create a culture of accountability and respect when it comes to issues of diversity and inclusivity.