Building on Diversity
In both our hiring practices and our selection of vendors, our goal is to reflect the populations of the communities where we operate. For employment, this means reaching out to the entire candidate pool.
When hiring within the United States, we post openings on diversity job boards, and work with relevant state agencies to reach candidates who have disabilities or are military veterans. In 2017, we received the Seven Seals Award from the Employer Support of Guard and Reserve, which is given to employers making efforts “above and beyond” to provide benefits and accommodations to those currently serving our military in a reserve capacity.
In the Eastern Mediterranean and West Africa, our emphasis is on hiring nationals within each country. We link this practice closely with workforce development efforts to help these countries build the skill sets needed for the energy industry. Over the past decade, we have consistently increased the percentage of national employees in Equatorial Guinea, so that now 66 percent of our total employee base are Equatoguineans. In Israel, we are following a similar trajectory – 86 percent of our total employee base is Israeli.