Life at Deloitte
Respect and Inclusion
Bringing your complete self to work
Our respect & inclusion strategy is designed to foster an environment where everyone can bring every aspect of themselves to work, excel, share ideas and where difference is welcomed and harnessed. It is through our inclusive culture that we attract, develop and advance our people, who have varied backgrounds, perspectives and experiences, which ultimately brings richer, more innovative solution to our clients.
We have created a short film to help everyone at Deloitte think about their personal responsibility to treat people with respect and to judge others on the value they do, and can, bring.
Women in Leadership
Advancing women at all levels is a business priority for Deloitte. We are taking a number of positive actions to ensure that women are able to fulfil their potential and career goals and are very encouraged by the results we are seeing, with a significant increase in female representation at partner and director level over the last 5 years. We see a strong pipeline of female talent in Deloitte and will continue to work to attract, develop and promote our talent.
Dublin Pride Parade 2017
Deloitte were delighted to be part of the Dublin Pride Week this year and participated in the parade on Saturday the 24th of June.
As part of our Deloitte networks, our LGBTA network provides support and a shared sense of belonging for our LGBTA community, champions LGBTA recruitment, development & advancement and plays an important role in profiling our LGBTA agenda, educating our people and connecting with the Deloitte community and broader LGBTA community.
Valerie Daunt, Partner in Consulting
At Deloitte Respect and Inclusion is key to everything we do. Ensuring our LGBTA employees can be themselves is a priority for our leaders and something they are accountable for. Pride is an opportunity for us to recognise and celebrate Deloitte’s diversity with our people, our clients and the wider community. As a Partner, I’m personally very committed to being an advocate and ally for all our LGBT employees. We know that diversity contributes to better decision making and a happier workplace, which is why we work at ensuring we are truly inclusive. Increasingly with our clients we are seeing an interest in this topic which continues to be challenging for some but is now being discussed at the CEO level.
Amy Shah, Senior Manager, Deloitte and Deloitte LGBTA Committee Lead:
In my 11 years with Deloitte, I have had a positive, inclusive experience as part of the US and Ireland member firms. Deloitte encourages inclusivity and seeks out diversity. As a senior manager and as the Deloitte Ireland LGBTA Champion, I am proud to mentor and recruit individuals knowing that their unique backgrounds will be respected and celebrated.
Dane Martin Hickey, Manager in Audit & Assurance
As an LGBT individual, it is important for me to know that my employer supports me and that the culture of my workplace is one of respect and inclusion. Difference is something we all have in common, and the focus and attention that Deloitte is placing (both globally and locally) on Diversity shows the true colours of the firm. I have no reservations about being my authentic self at work, and I feel comfortable knowing that I can express who I am with openness and honesty.”
Deloitte hosts 30% Club's first Council Meeting of 2017
On Wednesday 15 February, Deloitte hosted the 30% Club's first council meeting of 2017. The event, was entitled 'Agile Working – Challenging the Status Quo' and saw a panel of women and men from leading business organisations discuss the topic of agile working.
Following a welcome address from Brendan Jennings, our Human Capital Partner, Valarie Daunt spoke about the Future of Work and how organisations need to become more agile to continue to be successful. Read more
International Women's Day Staff Event: Be Bold for Change on Wednesday 8th March 2017
Deloitte welcomed Dr Rhona Mahony to address our people to celebrate International Women’s Day.
The theme of the event was ‘Be Bold for Change’. Dr Mahony spoke of her journey in becoming the first female Master of the National Maternity Hospital and on what being bold for change meant for her.
Dr Mahony was joined by a panel of men and women from Deloitte and the event was concluded with an interactive Q&A session.
Marking International Women’s Day on March 8, Emily Styles finds out from Lorraine Griffin how the gender balance has been improved at Deloitte.
Lorraine Griffin is a tax heavy- hitter. She started her career in Arthur Andersen 20 years ago and became a Tax Partner in Deloitte in 2002. In 2015, she was appointed Head of Tax Services, and now runs a department of around 300 people. Read her story here.
Return to Work
The programme has a key aim of helping women transition back into the workplace who have taken a break or returning after maternity leave. Participants are provided with tailored support and coaching to help them to readjust back into the world of work in professional services.
Emma Elliott, Senior Manager in Talent:
Our Return to Work programme is just one of the ways in which we are focused on ensuring that we provide a working environment where women can thrive at all stages of their career. As a firm, we also believe that enabling women to re-enter the workplace plays an important role in ensuring that we are a diverse organisation.
We recognise the importance of positive well-being and the ability to achieve career-life and have a number of supports in place to help you manage your life and reward you for been part of a world class team.
Deloitte Unplugged is the firm’s newly launched wellbeing initiative. The programme focuses on reminding our people to refuel both physically and mentally and change the mind-set that we have to be ‘plugged in’ all of the time. We are committed to supporting our people to make sure they take time out to unplug. After all unplugging is good for all of us – for our health, our creativity, our energy and our focus. As part of the programme we have a bi-monthly newsletter covering areas such as flexible policies, healthy recipe ideas, mindfulness and articles on health and wellbeing. We also hold information sessions and programmes throughout the year covering fitness, health and diet.
Deloitte is committed to developing working practices through a combination of formal and informal arrangements, that support agility in terms of where, when and how we work.
With the right consideration given to individual needs, those of the team and the nature of the work, we try to provide a platform for our people to consider a blend of day to day actions and formal options, which help them to manage the balance between demanding personal and professional priorities.