We seek to attract and retain the best people and believe our employees are our most valuable asset. We endeavour to create an environment and culture of openness, trust and honesty with freedom from hostility. We encourage and celebrate diversity because broader perspectives, skills, experience and knowledge will enrich and enhance the value we bring to each other, our clients, shareholders and other stakeholders.
We are committed to equality and inclusion for all employees and oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, colour, race, nationality, religion or similar philosophical belief, ethnic or national origin, gender, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation or disability.
We are a founding member of the diversity initiative Changing the Face of Property and are active members of Stonewall Diversity Champions, Business Disability Forum, Business in the Community and Opportunity Now.
As part of our commitment to diversity, inclusion and equality, we collect information on our applicants and employees via an anonymous online diversity questionnaire to help us monitor progress against our goals.
'Diversity drives innovation, creativity and results in the kind of culture that attracts the best talent and the best clients. In my role as UK chief executive I want to influence and lead our approach to create a more welcoming environment for a diverse range of people.' – Guy Grainger, UK CEO
We were the first real estate firm to register and participate in the Pride in London Parade.
Our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender network Building Pride was launched in 2014 to promote LGBT diversity within JLL by creating a secure, respectful and accepted environment enabling and empowering LGBT professionals to reach their full potential. JLL is a member of Stonewall Diversity Champions and we engage with Freehold, the leading and unique networking forum for LGBT professionals working within the real estate sector. We have also raised money for the charity The Albert Kennedy Trust.
"Building Pride UK was formed in 2014. Our network is committed to making a positive difference within JLL through mentoring and networking opportunities and to provide a safe, secure and respectful environment for LGBT employees where people have the confidence to be their whole selves at work. We have received great support from our UK CEO Guy Grainger and senior management." - Kelly Canterford (Strategic Asset Management) and Dave Carlos (Upstream Sustainability Services)
Our women's network was created to support, mentor and provide role models for JLL women across all business lines and in all roles ensuring a better place to work for its women and because of its women. The overwhelming and positive response to this network highlights the enthusiasm and commitment within the business to engage and ensure we celebrate, develop and realise the full potential of all our women.
'I am whole heartedly committed to ensuring that JLL is a better place to work for its women and because of its women. It's time for me to give something back as chair of the JLL Women's Network and I can't wait.' - Helen Gough, Lead Director, Buildings and Construction
We recognise the value of working parents, this group was set up in 2012 to support all working parents and in particular parents returning to work after time off to care for their children. The network has now grown into a community which recognises that talking to other working parents is often the most powerful form of support. The network is open to all working parents and has organised a number of events to from lunch time CPD to 'bring your child to work' days designed to introduce employees' children to their parent's world of work. The network offers a 'buddy' system for returning working parents.
'As working parents ourselves, we recognised the importance of supporting and sharing with other parents at JLL.' – Laura Birnbaum and Arti Ram, Corporate Solutions