WHAT WE STRIVE TO ACHIEVE
We do our best work for clients when we incorporate diverse perspectives and create an environment that welcomes all, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, religion, age or disability. Allison+Partners has committed to increasing racial diversity among its teams and ensuring everyone in the company feels comfortable bringing their whole self to work.
Build a more inclusive and welcoming workplace
Attract outstanding diverse talent of all levels
Retain current diverse talent
Make a positive impact on society
HOW WE'LL GET THERE
Our Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Council supports our mission to foster a positive work environment where everyone feels safe, respected and open to flourish as they build professional careers in marketing and communications. Our DE+I Council includes colleagues from around the globe who plan and implement initiatives designed to attract and retain diverse candidates. The council strives to:
Measure staff’s prior experiences of biases and microaggressions to collect benchmark data and create measurable objectives
Offer training that fosters empathy and combats biases and microaggressions
Ensure essential documents and manager trainings that guide employee behavior are developed with inclusivity best practices in mind
Build a global content review board for internal and client communications to ensure they’re appropriate for diverse audiences
Celebrate cultural holidays, including education and time off
Require each general manager and practice lead to establish one new partnership or initiative to attract more racially diverse talent and hold them accountable via a tracking system
Conduct informational interviews with racially diverse candidates of all levels
Strive to make 50% of the U.S. candidate pool racially diverse
Add career innovation meetings to the performance-management process
Continue growing Employee Resource Groups to give communities within our organization more opportunities to share experiences, develop deeper relationships, drive awareness of issues they face and create agency programs that further our progress
Enhance our mentorship program to ensure employees are paired with mentors who will help provide guidance on how to advance within the organization
Include more employees of color in the next class of our Next Gen Leadership professional development program
Maintain racial diversity on the CEO Advisory Council and replicate the model to host semi-annual partner gatherings with people of color to discuss the workplace environment and employee retention
Provide scholarships and mentoring opportunities for BIPOC students
Develop a database of minority owned businesses for teams to reference when looking for vendors
Create a DE+I CSR program that will serve as the foundation for developing a Purpose+ platform that quantifies the impact of our work
Invest in a minority-owned marketing and communications agency
Expand awareness of multicultural marketing campaigns that promote racial justice
Donate to organizations that advocate for racial justice
"My favorite memory at Allison+Partners? Definitely closing the office early so we could all go take flying trapeze lessons."
“One of the best things about Allison+Partners is the people. It makes such a difference working in an agency where we all genuinely get on so well!”
“Professional development at A+P is nimble, and new opportunities and initiatives arise each and every day. It’s in our hands as employees to volunteer for more responsibilities, bring questions with solutions and realize our own goals with can-do spirits.”
“It’s rare when your first job is also your dream job, and yet here I am. I started my career at Allison+Partners and have learned so much from my colleagues over the year. It’s genuinely about the people around here!”
"We value different perspectives. Whether its brainstorms, new business or just day-to-day office logistics, we understand the value of tapping individuals from varied backgrounds."
JOIN THE A+P FAMILY
We’re a new kind of global communications agency. We push boundaries and challenge convention to solve tough challenges for brand leaders who want to shake up the world. At Allison+Partners, we don’t just see things differently, we see them brand new.
We designed Allison+Partners' core values to create a culture that allows everyone at our agency to succeed and thrive, no matter their background, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability. These values include: be an entrepreneur, exceed expectations, be enthusiastic, empower others and nurture a collaborative environment. We are dedicated to these values and have created a long-term plan to keep our practices consistent with these values and making our agency a welcoming place for all.