At SolomonEdwards, we define diversity as an important theme of our business – to seek and maintain a competitive advantage through developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of the marketplace. It is more than just “the right thing to do.” An appreciation for diversity means that as the firm expands into new and emerging markets our employees strive to understand, appreciate, and incorporate the talents of people of different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We also strive to understand our customers, identify their needs, and suggest potential new solutions – we do that best when we can literally and figuratively speak their language and present varied sales and engagement teams rather than homogenous ones. We believe that capitalizing on differences enhances creativity and invigorates an entrepreneurial spirit that makes full use of the contributions of our diverse workforce. At SolomonEdwards, each employee and all members of the management team are expected to create a truly inclusive experience that promotes a work environment that is comfortable for everyone.
In accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, SolomonEdwards is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in deciding all matters relating to employment—including hiring, compensation, training, advancement, transfer, promotion, discharge and all other terms and conditions of employment.
SolomonEdwards policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), religion (all aspects of religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices) marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry (including language use restrictions), mental or physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer or a record or history of cancer, and genetic characteristics), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition), genetic information, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status, family and medical leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local law or ordinance or regulation. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.
We believe Diversity is being invited to join the organization; Inclusion is being asked to contribute to the organization; and Belonging is feeling like you are part of the organization!
Building an environment where everyone feels a sense of “Belonging” is a foundational part of our culture and DNA.
- Diversity: The pie charts in this section are examples of how we invite a very diverse group of fantastic resources to join SolomonEdwards (snapshot as of December 16, 2020). For us, it starts with an unbiased look at people, which is part of our culture. The rest is easy. We use different recruiting platforms and engage in a multitude of outreach activities.
- Inclusion: One example from a corporate level is how we include our employees in the annual and quarterly Business Planning process. We believe it is easier to be passionate about work if you understand what the mission is and how each individual’s work contributes to the ultimate goal.
- Belonging: We have developed what we believe can be the new industry standard for Future of Work. We are in the process of rolling this out in the marketplace.