Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | HCLTech
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion means

Embracing and
Encompassing Identities

Everyone has a unique identity that influences how they work most productively. No matter how different we are, all of us need an environment that is safe, positive and nurturing. HCLTech’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategy was crafted keeping in view that every employee feels included and valued.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion means

Diversity Wins When
Everyone Is Included

Our DNA of innovation and tradition of creating customer value by going far beyond what is expected is possible only because our diverse employees come from different backgrounds, countries and cultures. Our strength lies in our global workforce, which is spread across 60 countries, with 223,400+ Ideapreneurs belonging to 167 nationalities - all working together to build a culture that respects inclusion.

 

Diversity. It's an asset.

Having built and scaled a multinational enterprise over nearly four decades, HCLTech believes that diversity in the workplace is an asset for both businesses and its employees in its capacity to foster innovation, creativity and empathy in ways that homogeneous environments seldom do. Yet it takes careful nurturing and conscious orchestration to unleash the true potential of this invaluable asset. Because to get the best from someone regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities, we must actively include them so that they can contribute to their fullest.

Translating a Business Strategy to a Human Strategy of Inclusion

We are hugely focused on inclusion to maximize talent attraction, growth and retention. Our talent strategy is focused on the four pillars of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Gender, Culture, Persons with disabilities and LGBTQIA+.

Disability inclusion

Disability inclusion

Integration of people with disabilities into the workforce by providing them an inclusive and accessible work environment.

Gender inclusion

Gender inclusion

Gender inclusion is a practice that helps empower and improve the status of women employees at all levels.

Cultural inclusion

Cultural inclusion

Cultural inclusion is a belief that ensures that every individual is respected irrespective of their backgrounds, cultures, nationalities, their way of working and their lifestyles.

LGBTQIA+ inclusion

LGBTQIA+ inclusion

LGBTQIA+ inclusion aims to foster an inclusive, safe and supportive work environment for all LGBTQIA+ people and allies.

Groups and Networks Keep the
Conversation Going

From tapping into professional networks that support women and people of color to supporting the development of all employees, our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are indispensable to the long-term vitality of our workforce and business. Our ERGs have been an integral part of our diversity, equity and inclusion journey - and a key to maintaining a richly diverse talent base.

Pride @HCLTech

Pride
@HCLTech

Ability Connect Network

Ability
Connect
Network

Women Connect Network

Women
Connect
Network

Single Parent Network

Single Parent Network

 MERG

MERG

(Multicultural Employee Resource Group)

Inclusive in New Ways of Working

We believe Inclusion is achieved when people believe that their unique and authentic self is valued, they are treated equally and with respect, they feel safe while expressing their opinion and when they are empowered to take decisions to grow and do their best.

Inclusion Lab adopt a systemic top-down approach across key diversity, equity and inclusion elevators to improve the ‘Inclusion Quotient’ of Senior Leaders, Business Leaders and People Leaders.

Inclusive in New Ways of Working

Celebrating the Contribution
of Women

Women empowerment is an important part of our holistic diversity agenda, and we believe in initiating changes that will play a pivotal role in this direction. At HCLTech, we are committed to women empowerment, celebrating the contribution of our women employees as well as women in our client and partner ecosystem, and nurturing the next-generation women leaders through mentorship.

The Women Lead initiative

The Women Lead Initiative is a 1:1 mentorship program for aspiring women leaders. It began in Australia as a response to the lack of women leaders in Australia’s top companies in 2015. Today the program has developed into a multi-activity, multi-geo platform, dedicated to women leadership. It is currently active in North America.

Sheinspires

For the second year in a row, HCLTech has been named a Leader in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Public Cloud IT Transformation Services.

International women’s day

For more than four decades, HCLTech has been at the forefront of employing and empowering women. We partnered with the International Women’s Day (IWD) organization for the fourth consecutive year in 2022. IWD plays a critical role in pointing out the significant gaps that still exist today. This helps organizations like ours create and sustain a gender-equal world.

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Global policy on Diversity,
Equity & Inclusion at HCLTech
HCLTech embraces Diversity as an Asset, Equity as a Differentiator and Inclusion as an Integrator. We trust in ‘the power of difference’ and share an unwavering commitment to be purposefully and deliberately diverse, equitable and inclusive, which is a critical lever for enabling businesses to grasp the increasingly varied needs of customers.