Diversity and Inclusion
Employment at Hasbro is open to all qualified applicants. Diverse backgrounds and perspectives nurture the creativity and innovation on which our global brand relies. We celebrate the individual qualities our employees bring including age, race, gender, physical ability, sexual orientation, religion, education, national origin, and life experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with the laws and regulations governing non-discrimination in employment practices in every jurisdiction where we do business. Hasbro is also a government contractor and maintains an affirmative action program to recruit and advance qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.
Attracting Diverse Talent
Attracting top talent from diverse backgrounds requires planning and effort.
In the U.S., we focus our recruiting efforts for entry-level employees at several colleges. In each case, we work with local community action groups and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and host regular career fairs. We also engage informally with national minority-specific groups.
We offer year-round internship opportunities and post open positions on diversity-focused websites. These give undergraduate and graduate (MBA) students valuable work experience while allowing us to identify talented individuals for future full-time employment.
We also support diversity sponsorship opportunities. For example, Hasbro participates in the Rhode Island Year-Up Program which offers two six-month paid apprenticeships for urban youth.
Reflecting our increasingly global operations and outlook, we are also developing relationships with universities in Russia, Turkey, and Singapore.
Fostering a family culture and shared values across our diverse workforce takes effort. We put a lot of thought and time into employee events that contribute to a culture of inclusion while celebrating diversity. Our 2011 and 2010 events for U.S. and global employees included the following:
- Hasbro’s annual Innovation Awards (The Innys), a company-wide event bringing together employees from around the world to celebrate big ideas and innovations they helped create across our business. See case study.
- Hasbro Cultural Immersion Day at our U.S. headquarters, which in 2011 played host to the entire Hasbro Russia team, who gained a crash course in Hasbro’s corporate culture.
- The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast with the Rhode Island Minister’s Alliance, a celebration of local scholars of color.
- The Heritage Ball with the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society and Black and White Ball with the Urban League.