At JLL, diversity and inclusion is a strategic
imperative for the way we do business. We recognize that having a
range of experiences, backgrounds and perspectives allows us to find new ways
of doing things, leading ultimately to the creation and delivery of the best
possible services to our clients. We make sure to walk the talk in fostering a
workplace culture that encourages and empowers all our employees to fulfill
Flexible work options/programs across the globe to help working men and women maintain a healthy work-life balance.
84% of countries participated in health, well-being & safety initiatives.
In 2016, JLL signed the UN’s Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs): seven key principles that emphasize the business case for corporate action to promote gender equality.
Unconscious bias awareness has been addressed through various training interventions with executive leadership and management, including our award winning ‘icantbelieveisaidthat’ intranet video series which was created to challenge inappropriate language and behavior through humorous scenarios in a ‘fly on the wall’ documentary style program.
We have Executive Level Diversity & Inclusion Councils in all regions.
We have six Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) with a view to supporting and promoting inclusion among our workforce. These ERGs include the Women’s Business Network, Building Pride, African American Business Network, possABILITY, Latino Employee Resource Network and VetNet. Over 6500 employees are members of our ERGs and, in the US, ERG membership has been tied higher engagement scores and promotion rates.
We achieved ‘role model’ status against all six principles in the RICS
Inclusive Employer Quality Mark and came third against the Property
firms which took part in the Workplace Equality Index.
Our CEO for Australia, Stephen Conry, is leading the Male Champions of
Change program that connects senior male leaders from across the real
estate industry in Australia with a focus to ensure the issue of women’s
representation in leadership is elevated on the national business
Our UK business is a founding member of Changing the Face of Property,
an initiative to increase diversity and inclusion across the property
industry. The initiative has developed partnerships with a broad range
of schools and colleges, attended external careers events for students
and careers advisers and developed a website introducing apprentice schemes for school and colleges leavers.