With 20,000 employees across 90 offices globally, SPGI wanted to break down barriers between divisions, countries and functions, fuel an inclusive culture, impact our employees’ ability to live our Leadership Essentials (the behaviors expected of all employees to drive business success), expose employees to senior leaders for professional development, and provide valuable tools to develop and retain talent.
After conducting an employee survey to determine interest and expectations, we gathered executive feedback and then built a comprehensive suite of options in response:
Importantly, our programs expose all participants to diverse perspectives on business challenges. Mentees’ development opportunities and mentors’ strengths are aligned to our Leadership Essentials, through personal interviews, to ensure the best matches possible. Participation is voluntary and demand is high – “seats” usually are taken within minutes. The programs are led by a Mentoring Manager in our Corporate D&I office.
Our Mentoring Programs make up an essential part of our overall talent strategy. They’re successful because leaders grow by ‘giving back’ while mentees have clearer insights into how they can develop at S&P Global and help drive our business forward.