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 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 224,700+ 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+.
Integration of people with disabilities into the workforce by providing them an inclusive and accessible work environment.
Gender inclusion is a practice that helps empower and improve the status of women employees at all levels.
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 aims to foster an inclusive, safe and supportive work environment for all LGBTQIA+ people and allies.
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.
It’s not why we do it, but it’s nice to be recognized for what we believe in
The Top Employers Institute named HCLTech as a Global Top Employer for 2023 in 25 countries with #1 ranking in 18 countries
HCLTech recognized as the ‘Diverse company of the year’ by Ask Insights & ToI
Won 6 DivHERsity Awards in the Top 20 category of DivHersity programs & policies
Won Silver for Best Advance in Leading Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives under Brandon Hall Group Awards
Won Silver for Best Use of Employee Resource Groups to Address Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Use of Employee Resource Groups to Address Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Use of Employee Resource Groups to Address Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Won Silver for Best Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategy under Brandon Hall Group Awards
HCLTech acclaimed a ‘Silver’ badge under India Workplace Equality Index 2022
Recognized as ‘Exemplar of Inclusion’ in Most Inclusive Companies Index (MICI) by Avtar & Seramount
HCLTech earned a spot on the Seramount’s 2022 Global Inclusion Index for 14 countries
Won Gold for Best Learning Program for Unconscious Bias Awareness under Brandon Hall Group
Winner of the 2022 Microsoft Supplier Prestige Awards in ‘Amplifying Accessibility’ category
HCLTech got included in the 2023 Gender-Equality Index by Bloomberg
Recognized as the 2022 Avtar & Seramount’s 100 Best Companies for Women in India
The Economic Times Best Workplaces for Women - 2022
Won Gold for Best Advance in Leadership Development for Women under Brandon Hall Group
Recognized as Regional Top Employer by Diversity Inc. - 2023
Special Mention under NASSCOM - Recognizing DEI Champions Award for pioneer in Inclusion Lab initiative - 2023
The State of DE&I Trends
Women new hires
Increase in employee headcount of persons with disabilities
Women employees globally
Women on the HCLTech Board
Celebrating the Contribution
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 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.
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.
Equity & Inclusion at HCLTech