We actively promote equal opportunities for our employees. We are committed to a continuing program of affirmative action.
Our diversity and inclusion policy seeks to:
We have several recruiting and outreach initiatives to seek and attract a diverse candidate pool including:
Many of our leadership development and training materials reflect our commitment to diversity. Everyone at Merck, from senior executives to new employees, has the opportunity to participate in interactive programs that emphasize the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
We provide support for a number of educational programs and nonprofit organizations promoting diversity and inclusion. These include:
We believe flexible work arrangements represent a different way of working that enhances our employees' commitment to the company and helps to make us more competitive.
We recognize the challenges that employees face trying to balance work and everyday life. That's why we offer employees a number of options to help them find a solution that works best for their situation.
Regular full - or part-time employees are eligible to apply for a flexible work arrangement - part-time work, job sharing, flextime, compressed work week, telecommuting or remote working, for example - in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. We work to ensure that flexibility is implemented consistently across our company, taking local considerations into account.
Established in 2006, this international, annual award celebrates and recognizes diversity and inclusion excellence at all levels, by individuals and teams, across Merck.