In 2021 NRC Health created a “Belonging” group made up of associate volunteers from all parts of the organization. The group has spent time looking at where we were in our efforts of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging and made plans where they envision NRC Health in the DEI&B space in the future.
The group researched efforts, strategies, and statements from other organizations and the team determined how they believe NRC Health can define and strategize what and how we focus, communicate, and grow our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging efforts.
At the end of 2021 the team created a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging statement that lays out where we are and where we want to be in these areas as an organization.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging at NRC Health
At NRC Health, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging are essential to our mission as a company devoted to greater Human Understanding. We believe each associate and applicant should feel understood and welcomed.
- We believe living Human Understanding in the workplace is the job of every associate. Each associate is asked to take charge of their own education, self-awareness, opportunity, and growth in the topics of diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging.
- All leaders are expected to support associates in development efforts and be role models in inclusive behavior, leading their teams with Human Understanding.
- The Associate Experience team and Associate Lifecycle Belonging committee coordinate activities and opportunities for everyone on these topics, and act as advocates of a workplace culture full of Human Understanding.
As we focus on Human Understanding in the workplace, we have considered what creating and cultivating a workplace full of Human Understanding means. We have realized that demonstrating Human Understanding as associates is so much larger than just honoring and recognizing personal characteristics such as race, age, gender, marital status, background, or creed. Our passions, pastimes, families, pets, politics, and communities impact how we see the world. This in turn impacts how we understand or misunderstand one another. We acknowledge that our efforts will be ongoing and must continually be re-evaluated.