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We celebrate our colleagues’ entrepreneurial spirit and their unique skills, experiences, and perspectives. Embracing and valuing the diverse views of our colleagues strengthens our culture, enables people to be their best selves, and delivers exceptional service to clients.

To ensure we attract, retain, and develop the best talent, we’re committed to building diverse pipelines of candidates, offering advanced professional development opportunities, and supporting our colleagues through safe, inclusive, and equitable work environments.

We’re also committed to putting sustainability at the center of our colleague experience, including the ways we support and work together each day. In 2022, we reinforced this commitment by adding “Sustainable” to our core values to complement our current list (Client Focused, Forward-Thinking, Inclusive, Passionate). As we move forward, we’ll look for new ways to activate this value through colleagueled programs and firm-wide commitments.

As we progress in our sustainability journey, we’re working to be more intentional in recruitment and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion action planning by accelerating the growth of our talent acquisition team. We’re also seeking feedback from our colleagues to make RRA a place for personal and professional development.

 

 

 

 

 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

We strongly believe that attracting and developing the best talent requires expanding our pipelines and applying the guidance that we share through our various client advisory practices to our own RRA recruitment.

We’re committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all our colleagues can be their authentic selves, hiring more diverse talent, and promoting from within. Our partnerships with leading DEI affinity organizations and our equitable search practices, which we also use with our clients, let us attract and develop the best talent from the broadest pool of candidates.

DEI Data Gathering

To build an even more diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to work, we continuously monitor the state of diversity at our firm. In 2021, we undertook activities to begin to understand our global diversity portrait and published the resulting data in our first annual DEI Report. This was a vital step toward clear, measurable goals against which we will hold ourselves accountable. Some key metrics are featured below.

Many of the data points collected align with those of leading ESG reporting frameworks, such as the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and the Global Reporting Initiative. Fully aligning to the disclosure requirements of these ESG frameworks in the future is a priority for our firm.

Looking ahead, we’re working on a larger, self-ID global data collection campaign (in select regions) to enhance the diversity factors included in our 2021 DEI Report, as well as information on LGBTQ+ and gender diversity.

 

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DEI Highlights

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In 2021, the first group of RRA colleagues graduated from our LEADR program, which aims to accelerate development and increase the number of “ready now” leaders across the firm. Almost two-thirds (60%) of participants were female and 31% of the US cohort were ethnically diverse. A new group of LEADRs kicked off in 2022, with a newly introduced session: Mitigating Bias.

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In 2021, we hired at unprecedented levels. More than 520 new colleagues joined us, bringing more gender and ethnic diversity than ever before. Additionally, we promoted a record number of colleagues in 2021, including a record proportion from historically underrepresented groups.

 


 

 

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“I’m excited about strengthening our talent pipelines across all aspects of diversity—from educational backgrounds to industry experienceand ensuring our teams feel welcome to bring their authentic brilliance to work every day.”

Irma Alvarez
Global Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

 

 

Employee Engagement and Development

Our goal is to offer a supportive working environment where people can grow professionally and personally, while celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit that drives the incredible work we do globally every day.

We’re proud to offer an array of benefits, including education assistance for full-time employees working toward their undergraduate or advanced degrees, and childcare support for working parents.

Our colleagues can also join our inclusion networks, which create opportunities for dialogue through discussions with internal and external leaders, and professional development through skill-building workshops. More than 600 of our colleagues around the world are members of at least one of our six networks:

 

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Partnerships with organizations like Management Leadership for Tomorrow’s SELF Program and McKinsey’s Black Leadership Academy further support our efforts to develop Black, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American talent.

 

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We promoted a record number of colleagues in 2022, with our highest-ever proportion from historically underrepresented groups.

 

Safe and Respectful Workplace

We care deeply about the wellbeing and safety of our people. As we adapt to a rapidly changing world, we will continue to expand our commitment to providing a safe and ethical workplace wherever our colleagues are working.

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At the start of the pandemic, we ran sessions for everyone at RRA on how to think intelligently about work—why we work, how to achieve work-life balance, and how to be healthy when thinking about and conducting work.

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We recently revamped our learning curriculum, which includes dozens of open enrollment sessions, to further enhance professional and personal development. New courses include communication skills, active listening, navigating change, motivating your team, and coaching.

 

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