At Huntington, we hold tight to the most important thing: people. It’s why we’re in business. It’s how we do business. And that means including everyone — people from every community, with unique talents, bright ideas and different points of view.
Opportunities for Impact
We know that the demographics and needs of our society are changing like never before. As a company that understands the power of inclusion, we’ve made significant efforts to embrace our colleagues, partners and, of course, the communities in which we live and work.
Huntington continues to make progress in hiring and promoting women, ethnic minorities, veterans and those with disabilities. Business resources groups and inclusion councils bring about positive change within the organization.
Huntington is working to engage diverse suppliers and expand relationships with minority-, women-, LGBT-, disabled- and veteran-owned business enterprises. As the supplier base becomes more inclusive, the Bank gains a better understanding of the needs of the marketplace. Working together, Huntington and its suppliers can contribute to economic development, job creation and stronger communities.
D&I Wins in 2017
This year, Huntington has been successful in increasing workforce diversity in both mid- and senior-level positions. Ten Huntington business resource groups (BRGs), colleague-driven groups organized around a shared interest or common diversity dimension, support the Bank’s commitment to fostering an inclusive and engaging work environment. Through innovative thinking regarding disability inclusion, military-friendly practices, LGBT-friendly policies, and other initiatives that help support an inclusive culture and serve a diverse workforce, the BRGs have helped shape D&I (diversity and inclusion) policy.
Additionally, we’ve learned to create our own sense of urgency around topics of race, gender parity and generational differences in the workplace. We have created platforms across our organization to invite colleagues to have healthy and productive dialogues about topics not often discussed in the workplace. Engaging in conversations that make us more of an inclusive organization, helps us to understand our differences and how we can leverage those to perform at a high level. Being an Employer of Choice happens when we empower each other, hold one another accountable and model the appropriate inclusive behaviors.
Looking Ahead to 2018 In the coming year, Huntington will work to improve workforce, workplace and supplier diversity, as well as community engagement. These efforts will be led and supported by C-Suite leaders who serve on the Bank’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Council.
Huntington Market Recognition
- Human Rights Campaign, Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, 2017
- Human Rights Campaign, Foundation Corporate Equality Index, 100%, 2014–2017
- National Organization on Disability, Leading Disability Employer Seal TM, 2017
- Disability Equality Index, a perfect score of 100%, 2017
- Best Employers for Diversity, Forbes, 2018
Contributor: Marlon Moore, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Huntington