We want to be perceived as the employer of choice. Recognizing and fully developing each employee's abilities and experiences involves them in a way that builds rapport, respect, ownership and loyalty.
When we make it known that we view diversity and inclusion as an asset, we will attract talented people from a wider pool.
Our diversity and inclusion strategy focuses on three key components that strengthen Key's brand in the community and marketplace:
Sourcing top talent, developing that talent and ultimately retaining our diverse employees is Key's number one focus on the diversity journey. Key understands the importance of developing a workforce that is a reflection of the communities in which we do business.
When you come to work each day, you bring your diversity with you. Key strives for an inclusive culture and work environment that maximizes talent and productivity to benefit our employees and the organization.
By attracting and serving a diverse client base, Key's inclusive business practices build relationships and support local and national economies. Additionally, as a devoted community partner, Key's most significant investment is to give back to the communities in which our diverse customers, employees and investors live and work.
Key views diversity as a way to win in the marketplace. We win by attracting, coaching and retaining a talented workforce. We win by expanding our supplier diversity. And, we win by reaching out to an increasingly diverse base of potential clients... and attracting them to do business with Key.
That's why Key fosters an environment where diversity can flourish – where all people can contribute their unique characteristics, skills and talents. Diversity and inclusion bring substantial benefits to Key.
An inclusive workplace welcomes and engages individuals with a variety of attributes and provides them with equal opportunities to contribute to the business and advance their careers. Key is committed to being a strong company where employees can accelerate the full power of their unique skills and share wholly in career advancement opportunities.
To be a leader in today's highly competitive marketplace, KeyCorp needs a diverse set of talents and skills. To distinguish ourselves from our competitors we need to capitalize on the differences in our workforce. To succeed we must translate these differences into skills, perspectives and alternative ways of thinking.
Marketplace demographics are changing more rapidly and dramatically than ever before. Understanding different values and perspectives can open new markets to Key. Plus, a diverse workforce will enable us to better serve this diverse customer base.
Key has been recognized for our demonstrated commitment to diversity and has been awarded: