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There is power in our collective genius.

It allows us to engage employees, develop the best solutions for clients and deliver value to shareholders.

What we believe

There is no room at DFIN for hate, bias or prejudice of any kind – whether it is based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or physical ability. We value all voices and want our employees to feel free in expressing theirs. In fact, we are counting on it. The way we develop the best solutions for our clients and deliver value to our shareholders is by leveraging the creativity, talent and perspectives of all our employees. We believe there is power in our collective genius.

Our journey

During the summer of 2020, the company hosted a series of “Candid Conversations,” in which more than 200 employees shared their perspectives and feelings on race and inclusion. The conversations sparked a series of actions that lead us to where we are today.

2020

Taking Steps

Restated the company's commitment to DEI in a
letter from the CEO.

Formed the DEI Task Force with 22 employees and senior advisor.

2021

Taking Shape

DEI Task Force issued recommendations, which included the creation of a permanent council.

Included DEI in the company annual incentive plan.

Expanded options in the HR Information Systems platform to include gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, and disability. Invited employees to self-identify.

Introduced module on “Bias in Hiring and Promotion Decisions” to interview training program.

Established the DEI Council.

Deployed first DEI survey to employees.

Reported company workforce data in the 10K for the first time.

Extended Parental Leave and Increased Adoption Assistance.

Launched communication series that celebrates DEI through employee spotlights tied to national and global observances.

Named Courtney Jorgensen Senior Vice President of Talent, Diversity & Inclusion

2022

Taking Root

Employees form first resource group, the Women’s Impact Network

Recognized Juneteenth as a new paid holiday.

Diversity of board of directors increases to 44%.


Our journey

During the summer of 2020, the company hosted a series of “Candid Conversations,” in which more than 200 employees shared their perspectives and feelings on race and inclusion. The conversations sparked a series of actions that lead us to where we are today.

2020

Taking Steps

The CEO restated the company's commitment to DEI in a letter shared with all employees and issued on the company's website.


The DEI Task Force was formed. Members included a senior advisor, HR leaders and 22 employees from around the company.


The HR Recruiting team aligned job descriptions with role requirements in order to attract a more inclusive pipeline of job candidates.


The company launched “Leadership Behaviors” to support its strategy of Living the Values. The platform outlines corporate values and behaviors, including one focused on DEI (Collective Genius).


2021

Taking Shape

DEI Task Force recommended the creation of a permanent body within the organization.


Company deployed first enterprise-wide survey on DEI.


“Bias in Hiring and Promotion Decisions” included in new interview training program.


Added new benefits that are more inclusive: extended Parental Leave, increased Adoption Assistance, Juneteenth as a new paid holiday.


Launched new communication, the Heritage Series, to celebrate diversity in the workplace through employee spotlights tied to national and global observations.


Launched Social Recognition platform (a DEI Task Force recommendation).


Launched communication series that celebrates DEI through employee spotlights tied to national and global observances.


Established the DEI Council.


Established the DEI Council.


Courtney Joregensen named Senior Vice President of Talent, Diversity, and Inclusion.


Broadened options in the company's HR Information Systems to include gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, and disability. Extended open invitation and instructions for employees to update their self-identification.


2022

Taking Root

Education and Awareness


Advocacy and Support


Fairness and Equality


DFIN was named to Newsweek’s list of THE TOP 100
MOST LOVED WORKPLACES® for 2022.

America's Most Loved Workplaces 2022

DFIN ranked #59 among U.S. companies for putting respect, caring, and appreciation for its employees at the center of its business model. The results were determined after surveying more than 1.4 million employees from businesses with workforces varying in size from 50 to more than 10,000.

According to its scores on Best Practice Institute’s Love of Workplace Index™, DFIN is “most loved” in the following areas:

  • (4.6/5)Trust
  • (4.5/5)Team Work
  • (4.5/5)Competence
  • (4.4/5)Perseverance
  • (4.4/5)Honesty

Great Place to Work – DFIN earned certification as a Great Place to Work (GPTW), the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience. It specifically measures employees’ level of trust at work.

  • 98%People believe DFIN is a physically safe place to work.
  • 90%People here are treated fairly regardless of their race.
  • 93%People here are treated fairly regardless of their sexual orientation.
  • 83%Management trusts people to do a good job without watching over their shoulders.
  • 86%People here are given a lot of responsibility.

Built In – The online community for startups and tech companies selected DFIN as one of the Best Places to Work for 3 years in a row. The award recognizes companies, nationally and in the eight largest tech markets, who go above and beyond in terms of compensation, benefits, and cultural programs. DFIN was recognized as one of the best in the following categories:

  • 100 Chicago Best Places to Work
  • 100 Best Large Companies to Work for (National)
  • 50 Chicago Companies with the Best Benefits
  • 50 Chicago Best Paying Companies
Demographic data notes

Data is current through May 31, 2022.

DFIN has made progress in bringing more diverse perspectives to leadership.

Women and people of color make up an aggregate of 49% of leaders at the supervisor/manager level and above.

People of color are defined as Latinx, Black or African American, Asian Pacific Islander, and Native American or Alaska Native.

In 2019, white women, men of color and women of color constituted 35% of leaders at the level of Director and above.  By May 31, 2022, the percentage was 48%.  In roles that were Director level and above, women of color represented 12%, white women represented 25%, and men of color represented 11%.

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