JE Dunn Construction Company

Diversity and Inclusion Dialogues

Challenge

We recognized a need to engage leaders and associates in substantive education and dialogue that promotes a climate of psychological safety, belonging and voice among all employees, thereby increasing engagement and personal fulfillment at work.

Actions

Launched Diversity Dialogues in 2019. A 1-hour engagement session consisting of education and dialogue to promote understanding of diversity as a business imperative and inclusion as an enabler to one of the company’s Key Strategic Initiatives: Best People + Right Culture. Over 20 sessions conducted, starting with the executive leadership team and leadership teams at each of the four regional headquarters. 

Launched Inclusion “Toolbox Talks” to promote a sense of teamwork and belonging at the jobsite level. A short session that promotes inclusion by emphasizing communication, equity and fairness among all associates and external trade partners on jobsites.

Outcomes

Positive qualitative feedback among employees and positive reinforcement of ‘industry-leading’ efforts by one of our major customers. 

Net Promoter Score indicating employee willingness to promote our company as a good place to work – results deemed above industry norm in 2019. 

Contact

Pete Burney – VP, Diversity, Inclusion and Compliance

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