CREATE AN EQUITABLE, INCLUSIVE, WELCOMING PLACE TO WORK
Advancing racial equity and creating a welcoming and inclusive place to work requires organizations to embark upon systemic and organizational change. We developed strategies to enhance employee-centered programs, eliminate recruitment and advancement barriers, and elevate employee understanding of DEI and cultural competency.
We developed employee-centered programs focused on growing and strengthening our workforce. Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Business Resource Groups (BRGs), a PoP Culture team, and employee wellness and training programs contribute to the Port being a dynamic organization. Learn more about our ERGs.
A more inclusive culture starts with recruiting, which involves more than simply having a diverse slate of candidates. We apply an equity lens across the entire hiring process – looking at how we can reduce barriers for applicants, remove bias from the interview process and create a welcoming environment for new hires.
Recruitment may be the first step, but that’s not the end. We want all Port workers to have equitable access to growth at the organization. Our goal is to ensure that the rate of promotions for women and people of color is equal to the percentage of employees who work at the Port.