We aim to create an environment where employees of all levels—from associates and analysts to managers and executives—can listen to and learn from each other to create an equitable workplace
Ultimately, we believe that embracing our varied backgrounds in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical ability, ethnicity, religion, and global perspectives is fundamental to our success.
We are embracing fresh, innovative perspectives on our teams and creating a culture where everyone is appreciated, empowered, feels safe and welcome, and can bring their authentic selves to work. We know we serve our clients and members better when our own company mirrors those we serve. This is central to our values, and we want to demonstrate our commitment in our actions.
We are working in all areas of our company in how we find, hire, develop, and promote our talent to be a more inclusive and equitable organization where every voice is valued, everybody is included, and everyone can succeed. We know we have more work to do.
Hanover’s Affinity Groups
Hanover’s Affinity Groups are an employee-led, Hanover-sponsored essential network that focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Open to all Hanoverians, together, they support inclusion in recruiting and retaining talent, empowering personal and professional growth, and highlighting opportunities for all Hanoverians to participate in giving back to each other and to our communities.
of Hanover Employees participate in our Affinity Groups (as of May 2021)
The Hanover Black Caucus formed with the goal of connecting the Black employees throughout Hanover and offering a safe community for them to freely discuss their thoughts and experiences.
Who We Are
- Produce a culture that expands dialogue regarding race.
- Improve current company demographics.
- Provide platforms whereby Black employees can be heard, seen, and respected.
- Increase awareness by promoting information that promotes anti-racism.
- Be of service to ourselves, others, and mankind.
The Hanover Organization of Women exists to support women at Hanover across sector, position, and location through professional and community development events.
Who We Are
- Explore what it means to be a woman in the workplace.
- Celebrate successful women and their careers.
- Empower female employees of Hanover to shape their work environment.
Who We Are
Hanover’s Parents and Families discusses topics that impact working caregivers and their colleagues, such as:
- Finding the optimal work-life balance while remaining flexible and organized.
- Keeping children engaged.
- Remaining responsive to our work activities and tasks at Hanover.
- Offering family-centered suggestions to leadership.
- Celebrating small and big wins and the secret sauce to success.
- Increase membership in order to have stronger advocacy and ongoing discussions around our group’s mission and goals.
- Amplify conditions, resources, and benefits for working parents and caregivers.
- Discuss family-centered financial resources (e.g., college savings, meal planning, staycations).
Who We Are
We program events, provide resources, and organize fundraising efforts for marginalized LGBTQ+ populations.
- Empower queer voices at Hanover.
- Foster a welcoming, supportive, and visible queer community.
- Promote an equitable workplace, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
DEI Research and Implementation Support
Across our company, we have invested in developing resources on diversity, equity, and inclusion to assist our clients and members.
Resources for K-12 Leaders
To give each student equal opportunity for success, school leaders across the country are prioritizing equity in their strategic planning efforts. These resources provide guiding questions, diagnostics, research, and networking opportunities that help support administrators leading critical equity conversations, aligning decisions with equity goals, and encouraging strategies to integrate equity mindsets systemically.
- Benchmarking Analysis: District Equity Document Analysis
- Offline Equity Best Practices
- Best Practices for Implementing Equity Walks
- Best Practices in Retention and Advancement of Diverse Staff
- Best Practices for Addressing Implicit Bias and Restorative Justice
- The Impact of Implicit Bias Training
- Supporting Academic Outcomes for Students in Foster Care
- Best Practices for Supporting Newcomer ELLs in the Middle Grades
- Recruiting Diverse Candidates into Teaching
Resources for Higher Education Leaders
- Best Practices in Diversity, Inclusion, and Employee Engagement
- Best Practices for Faculty Diversity
- Strategic Equity and Inclusion Plans in Higher Education
- Academic Integration of Diversity and Equity in Higher Education
- Strategies to Address the Digital Divide
- Best Practices in Reducing Bias in Student Evaluations
- Creating A Sense Of Belonging For All Students
- Benchmarking Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committees
- Strategies For Student Diversification At Minority-Serving Institutions
Resources for Business Leaders
DEI is critical not only to engage employees and signal an organization’s values but can also provide measurable improvements in job satisfaction and lift an organization’s bottom line. Our report on “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Measurement Best Practices” can help organizations measure, design, and plan a DEI program in their organizations.