At Hillshire Brands, we operate in a multi-cultural marketplace. Therefore we believe that having a workforce comprised of people from different backgrounds and life perspectives working in every level and area of the organization is key to our success.
To truly flourish, diversity demands a culture of inclusiveness. An inclusive environment uses the talents of a diverse group of individuals to help the company achieve its business goals, while allowing employees to work in a setting where differences are embraced, respected and appreciated. These differences can contribute to the richness of our products, ideas and innovations.
We believe that attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce and leadership team will drive better business results. We aim to become the benchmark in this area by creating and sustaining an inclusive environment where all people regardless of race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical ability, income, religious beliefs, education level, seniority, geography, work and communication styles are given the opportunity to achieve their full potential. We will aggressively provide meaningful responsibility and development opportunities to all our employees.
Today Hillshire Brands is working diligently to become a more diverse and inclusive company by:
- Working across our organization to achieve measurable diversity and inclusion objectives in recruitment, retention and engagement;
- Creating an infrastructure and culture committed to driving the success of our diversity and inclusion objectives;
- Making supplier diversity a business imperative;
- Ensuring that diversity is reflected in our brand and marketing strategies.
Hillshire Brands’ also has four employee resource groups that are actively reaching out to our employees.
- Women’s Network
- Minority Forum
- Young Professionals
- Pride Network