Robert Half, including Protiviti, has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). This is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Robert Half, joins the ranks of 517 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.
As Co-Executive Champions of the Protiviti LGBTA employee group, New York Managing Director Philip Maziarz and Chicago Director Joann Satariano made the following statement about this award: “We know that a diversity of ideas and experiences are essential to our promise of “A Global, Collaborative, and Diverse Workforce” and our continuing efforts to deliver an exceptional experience to our people, our clients, and our communities. Protiviti is stronger because of our inclusive work environment where employees see one another’s uniqueness as assets and strengths”. They continued on to say, “We work hard every day to be an inclusive organization and the HRC Corporate Equality Index helps us know we are achieving our goals in addressing the needs of the LGBT communities”.
So what does it take to get a perfect score? Since their inception in 2013, our LGBTA employee networking group has grown to 149 members across 22 cities. They work to increase awareness, foster better understanding amid Protiviti employees on issues the LGBT community faces in the workplace, and provide equal employment and advancement opportunity to all, regardless of sexual orientation. The team also attended The Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) annual Out and Equal Summit, organized multiple philanthropic events that promotes LGBT health, education, and community, and participated in the LGBT Network Gala to help support the safe schools initiative. Additionally, benefits for same-sex couples include health insurance, life insurance and coverage for the medically necessary health care services transgender people may need.
Picture above are members of our ProLGBTA Group at the Out and Equal Summit
We are overwhelmingly proud of our perfect score; however, we are not done yet. The ProLGBTA leadership team will be launching a mentoring program that aligns with our existing firm-wide advisor program to help provide Protiviti’s LGBT employees with advice on leadership and professional career decisions.
Congratulations to the entire Robert Half organization and specifically to our ProLGBTA group on this incredible accomplishment!
After the pounds of turkey, extra helpings of pie and the food comas have subsided, we get up early and shop till we drop. We give thanks on Thursday for full bellies and on Friday for Black Friday sales (or if you are like me, just wait until Cyber Monday and shop from the comfort of your own home). We spend several days celebrating family, tradition, great sales and good food. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving however, it is time to reflect. For the past several years, this day has been fondly recognized as #GivingTuesday – A day when we take a moment to acknowlegde those in need and the ways we are able to give back.
A Commitment to Our Communities is one of our key promises here at Protiviti. As you may have seen throughout our various blog posts or by following the hashtag #ProtivitiCares, events such as The Intern Day of Service or our Community Scholarship Project showcase the way Protiviti cares deeply about our community. While different offices take on various local projects, the biggest global focus for our community is the fight against hunger. We started the i on Hunger campaign several years ago and have proudly celebrated several major milestones along the way. From packing 500,000 meals all the way to 3,000,000 meals, we have now surpassed the 3.5 million mark and still remain dedicated to feeding those in need.
With only a few short weeks left in 2016, we want to know how you are giving back. What is your focus for the remainder of the year? We look forward to seeing the impact you are making on your community!
One of the best parts of the Protiviti culture is camaraderie, and the Phoenix office softball team is certainly no exception. They are teammates on and off the field.
For the past 12 years, the Protiviti Phoenix office has honored the tradition of participating in the Accountant’s Softball league. Starting the first week of September, you will feel the buzz and excitement as Senior IT Consultant John White creates the weekly softball game schedule. Each and every Thursday the anticipation builds as the time gets closer to play ball!
When the time finally arrives, the team’s loyal fan base pours into the stands and gets ready to cheer our team onto victory! Not only are there fans in the stands, but each and every player is also a supportive fan of the other. Everyone roots each other on and occasionally pokes a little fun.
After clutching their 4th Softball Championship, Phoenix Managing Director Eric Groen had this to say: “We certainly have a lot to be thankful for this year; being named the #1 Place to Work in Arizona, being named one of the “Most Admired” companies in Arizona, and being named a “Best Place to Work” in Phoenix”. He went on to say “… and now we can add one more accomplishment to the list, The CPA Softball Championship!”
For fun, Eric gave a few internal awards to the team. Tanner Hensley won Rookie of the year for this stellar performance on and off the field, Protiviti Alumni Robert Murray or “Big Hit Bob” won Alumni of the year and John White won Coach of the Year, or as we call it, the “We are Family” award.
Congratulations to the Phoenix office softball team and a big thank you to everyone that came out and played, supported, and cheered the team along the way. Now that’s #LivingProtiviti and #GoingPRO all wrapped into one!
For the next two days, the Protiviti US Offices will close down to celebrate Thanksgiving. This is a time of year where we take a moment to give thanks for the people, the things and the moments in our lives that are truly meaningful. As we get ready to cook some turkey, watch some football and spend time with our loved ones, we wanted to share with you a few of the things that we are thankful for!
From family to pets to traveling the world, our team has a lot to be thankful for. Thank you for making this fall another great recruiting season!
Several of the Protiviti team members at The Boston Career Forum
Over the past several days, the Protiviti Japan office attended the 30th Annual Boston Career Forum. This marks Protiviti’s 11th year to attend the world’s largest Japanese-English job fair, featuring 210 global companies and close to 8,000 candidates.
Each year bilingual students from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Japan fly to Boston to learn more about participating companies, submit their resumes, interview, and even receive offers of employment during the three-day event. The Protiviti team interviewed over 100 candidates during the event and has extended offers of employment to candidates to start with our firm in 2017.
A group of students visiting Protiviti’s display for a quick presentation
U.S. Campus Recruiting Lead Casey Jo Chapman said “I had a great experience interacting with highly educated students who potentially will be my new colleagues in Japan”. She went on to say she also enjoyed “meeting many of my current colleagues in person for the first time”. Congratulations to the entire team on such a successful weekend. We look forward to meeting some of these students next year!
Protiviti recruit Cesar, seated, with wife Ashley (left) and Professor Tara Blasor (right)
Earlier this week we talked about the #GoingPRO campaign that we are running this fall to commemorate the moment that each recruit accepts his or her offer to join our team. One such recruit is Cesar, who held a signing party to celebrate the signing of his Protiviti offer letter.
Cesar, a student at Texas A&M University, will be starting in our Denver office when he graduates. Here, he is pictured with two very important supporters of his decision: his wife, Ashley, and Accounting professor Tara Blasor, for whom he is a teaching assistant. “I wanted to get Ashley in the picture as part of the Protiviti family,” explains Cesar, “because we’re a team. What I join, she joins, and vice versa.”
As for his professor’s presence on Signing Day, Cesar credits Professor Blasor with encouraging him to pursue Accounting and Management Information Systems. “She’s also a big reason as to my pursuit of Protiviti in the first place,” shares Cesar, “and I couldn’t have been happier with the decision, so I wanted to include her as part of the signing team.”
Congratulations to Cesar and to all our campus recruits who are #GoingPRO. Who do YOU involve in your big life decisions? Who would YOU have by your side on Signing Day?
Gig ’em Aggies! Cesar is #GoingPRO
Protiviti perspective by Brandon, Houston
At Protiviti we are proud that our President & CEO leads by example, which we were yet again reminded of yesterday when Joe sent the below note to all global employees. We pass this communication on to readers of this blog with the hope that its spirit and messages will resonate in our broader community.
We understand that the recent U.S. presidential election has led to some uncertainty around the impact the outcome may have on our personal values and those of our friends, family and colleagues around the world. We have all heard the strong and often divisive opinions singling out groups of people based on where they are from, what they look like, their religion and various characteristics.
I want to assure you that Protiviti has always and will always be a place where everyone belongs and individuality is celebrated. Our Promise to Our People: A Global, Collaborative & Diverse Workplace, and all of our Promises and Values, are foundational to who we are at Protiviti and who we want to be.
We take great pride that you can always be yourself at Protiviti. Differing ideas, backgrounds and experiences are not only welcomed, but encouraged. These are attributes we deeply value and strive to protect. Diversity is essential to making Protiviti a best place to work and to cultivate innovation so we can navigate the future with confidence. And, thanks to the unique perspectives you collectively bring to the firm every day, our future remains very bright.