Construction Inclusion Week: Leadership Commitment & Accountability
George Pfeffer, management committee member and co-chair of Construction Inclusion Week talks about building belonging: "Inclusion and a feeling of belonging are fundamental. All people want to feel included. They want to feel cared for. They want to belong. In our industry, becoming more inclusive is an existential issue. Everyone deserves to feel like they can be themselves at work, and that they can do so safely...both mentally and physically."
We know hiring diverse, talented people who want to change the world means expanding beyond where our industry has traditionally recruited. You’ll find us recruiting at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), minority-focused career events, job fairs for veterans, LGBTQIA+ recruitment expos, professional women’s associations and more.
Cultivating a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion extends beyond becoming a part of the DPR family. Once here, we are committed to inspire, develop and grow diverse talent across all levels and functions. Companywide initiatives such as Unconscious Bias and Build Belonging in addition to data analytics help to ensure we are identifying opportunities and mitigating barriers.
Our HR practices are not just a series of policies and procedures but also practices that reflect and best serve our employee family. Equitable pay, inclusive benefits, recognitions and rewards are reviewed and updated regularly.
Diversity alone is not enough. People need to feel like they belong, like they matter to the organization, are valued and can bring value. To this end, we need to ensure we have business and people practices that are equitable.