Workforce Diversity

Our leaders believe that every individual contributes to the fabric of our organization. We are committed to creating a workforce that covers the whole spectrum of human differences. These differences include race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age, socio-economic status, national origin, sexual orientation, thinking styles, perspectives, work experiences, veteran status, disability and religion. Our leadership encourages an environment of inclusion where employees see differences as assets and essential to our business strategy.

In 2011, RWJUH identified D&I as one of our key strategic commitments and implemented the first board-approved diversity and inclusion plan. Expansion includes this expression of the supplier diversity program. Efforts focused on increasing diversity in leadership, the expansion of the supplier diversity program, and the development of business resource groups. While we have achieved great results with our diversity efforts since 2011, we are further committed to creating a workforce that is reflective of the communities we serve—at all levels. A key component to achieve this goal is transparency. Transparency, along with our other workforce diverse efforts, will take us further down our path of being a consciously inclusive organization.

Our differences drive innovation.
We believe that our differences help us to remain innovators at the forefront of care. We believe that innovation best thrives when we create a culture of collaboration among employees who are not alike. In doing this, we're able to engage our workforce in innovative ways to enhance and broaden our scope of services. To achieve and maintain a diverse workforce, we're focusing on the following goals:

  • Recruit the best and brightest candidates to join our team
  • Identify, develop, and promote high potential RWJ employees
  • Engage our workforce to retain and recruit top talent
  • Partner with regional and national organizations to create a pipeline of talent

Our Workforce Diversity Initiatives

Healthcare Leadership Residency Program