Syneos Health® is the only company in the biopharmaceutical services industry purpose-built to drive greater success for our customers. Here, clinical and commercial work in concert, sharing insights and knowledge that can create better, smarter, faster ways to bring biopharmaceutical products to market.
That collaboration is what sets us apart. But it’s not just a point of difference, it’s also one of the five key attributes of our culture: collaboration, accountability, trust, innovation and professional advancement for our people. These cultural attributes have inspired our corporate values and built a workplace for approximately 28,000 people of which we’re very proud.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We are continuously building the company we all want to work for and our customers want to work with. That’s why our efforts not only benefit our employees, they are also key to addressing and solving complex business needs and challenges for Syneos Health and our customers.
How does this come to life?
We know companies who are leaders in inclusion, equality and diversity are more likely to be high performing, able to embrace change, and achieve better business outcomes. Why? Because when we bring together diversity of thought, backgrounds, cultures and perspectives – we’re able to build a place where everyone feels like they belong – we can focus our time, talents and experience on tackling the toughest problems in our industry. We stand to meet that challenge and have created a strategic framework centered around our People, our Customers and our Community, to guide our journey.
Our People Pillar goal is to increase diversity at the leadership level (Dir+) across the organization to levels reflective of our employees, customers and communities. To do this, we are focusing on a variety of actions including intentionally creating recruitment and sourcing strategies that attract diverse talent; purposefully developing diverse internal talent and actively fostering an inclusive environment that promotes engagement and retention and deliberately understanding what diversity means across our global footprint. A key program within our People efforts are our own Employee Resource Group (ERG) communities – created by employees and led by employees. We are actively working to build these groups internally and we invite you to follow our journey.
How we work.
Each of us play a role in driving DE&I throughout the organization and we drive accountability for these efforts with our DE&I Council. Our Council actively drives DE&I efforts across the business, advocates for underrepresented voices and provides strategic guidance on our DE&I programs, goals and areas of focus across the enterprise.
We believe that by developing programs that focus on attracting, developing and retaining top talent, we can build a stronger company and work with customers who believe in the same principles. Programs deployed through our ERGs and expanded across the business include a Mentoring program (traditional and reverse mentoring) and participation in the McKinsey Leadership Academies (Black – US/EMEA; and Asian).
That’s one of the reasons we embed DE&I into our manager training - including unconscious bias education, anti-harassment and discrimination and our Code of Conduct and offer New Hire information sessions for employees to learn more about how to get engaged with DE&I at Syneos Health. We want this to be an inspiring workplace for all.
Our Diversity Outreach and Attraction Tactics
- Early talent focus on HBCU recruitment, Handshake; PedUL; and InRoads
- Active recruitment on DiversityJobs.com; PharmaDiversity.com; National Sales Network; National Black MBA Association; Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA); National Black Public Relations Society; Hispanic Marketing Communications Association; National Association of Black Journalists; National Association of Hispanic Journalists; Native American Journalists Association; Syracuse Newhouse Diversity career fair
- Active partnerships with NC Biotech and Fort Bragg ACAP/Transition Assistance Program
Join the conversation.
We recognize exceptional talent and partner with organizations who share that same philosophy, like the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA). Each year, we select and recognize our own Rising Star and Luminary honorees, and highlight their stories throughout our company.
Measuring our progress
We are actively monitoring our employee demographics globally and understanding employee sentiment through a variety of measures and tools. We also are working to set internal goals for more purposeful measurement in an effort to maintain our strength in gender diversity and seeking to improve areas not so strong with a focus in racial/ethnic diversity in the US.
Ways We are Monitoring DE&I
- DE&I: Respect remains core to who we are 79% (increased 6% YoY)
- Monitor, measure key diversity* hiring, promotion and attrition data at the leadership level and across the talent funnel
- Monitor participation in development and early talent programs
- Conduct compensation/equity analysis
- Grow and scale Employee Resource Groups globally
Syneos Health is built on equal opportunity and fair employment practices, as well as a culture that celebrates our values and an array of perspectives. We are committed to providing and maintaining a workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Our DE&I efforts go beyond compliance management and we actively work to ensure our processes, our cyclical programs and practices, such as hiring, promotion, and compensation, are reflective of our DE&I values.
As a testament to measuring our DE&I progress, Syneos Health earned a score of 75 on the 2022 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index in its first year of participation. We will measure ourselves against future scores, with the goal of improving our score in the coming years.