HBK’S Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Providing a Diverse and Inclusive culture is essential to HBK. Multi-faceted employees, business partners and community relationships are vital to our long-term growth and success, not only for us, but also for our customers.

 Message From Our Leadership

Sandra Arredondo, Sr. VP, HR and Administration
“People are our most important asset and we are at our best when we attract, retain and develop talented people with diverse backgrounds and capabilities.”

Total Workforce Demographics

Three pie charts. One showing that 35% of employees identify as racial or ethnic minorities, the second showing that 24% of employees identify as female, and the last showing that 52% of employees identify as female and/or racial or ethnic minorities.

2019 New Hire Demographics

We have been working hard to incorporate more diverse perspectives in our workplace. Through our ongoing commitment and continuous efforts our 2019 New Hires reflect our growth in the right direction.

Three pie charts. One showing that 52% of new hires identify as racial or ethnic minorities, the second showing that 17% of employees identify as female, and the last showing that 61% of employees identify as female and/or racial or ethnic minorities.

2019 Promotion Demographics

Two pie charts. The first showing that 22% of promotions were of individuals who identify as a racial or ethnic minority and the second showing that 22% of promotions were of individuals who identify as female.

HBK Leadership

Two pie charts. One showing that 19% of leadership identify as racial or ethnic minorities and the second showing that 25% of leadership identify as female.

Business Partners

HBK values its partnerships and the importance of giving all businesses the opportunity to compete fairly for business. We support minority-owned and women-owned businesses who are aligned in our commitment to improve our infrastructure with a safe and accurate manner.

Women-Owned Businesses

Women Owned

 

 

Minority-Owned Businesses

Minority Owned

 

Community

Our community relationships are important to us. We understand that our involvement in the community now will impact our future. HBK is actively involved in various organizations that support our pillars of health, education, and safety.

Employee Volunteer Program

IMPACT

We know that CHANGING a community is more than the upgrading of wires and pipes that run underground and the reconstruction of buildings and roads. Changing a community is about SUPPORTING the people who live and contribute to those COMMUNITIES on a DAILY basis. HBK’s Employee Volunteer Program, HBK IMPACT, has been designed to do just that.

25% employee participation, partnerships with clients (Comed, MZI Group, Peoples Gas, John Burns, Comcast), "We have volunteered 2,600+ hours"

Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition

Community Partners

Diverse Partners
Diverse Partners

CONSTRUCT

CONSTRUCT

HBK has been a proud participant in ComEd’s Construction Jobs Educational Program, “CONSTRUCT” since its inception in 2013. HBK is committed to supporting CONSTRUCT because we believe everyone deserves a chance to expand or build a new career.

CONSTRUCT is a nine-week training program offering up the information and guidance needed to compete for well paying, entry-level jobs in construction-related fields.

  • In 2018, The Construct Program placed 80% of its candidates in the workforce.
  • During the 7 years of HBK’s participation, we have hired 13 candidates.
Construct
Construct
Construct

Resource Groups

Strive Logo

In 2018, HBK launched our own Women’s Resource Group, HBK Strive. Our mission is to empower women at HBK to Strive forward by means of building relationships, mentoring, providing professional development opportunities, inspiring and taking inspiration from their peers.

Benefits

  • Increased Engagement and Motivation
  • Confidence Building
  • Developing Professionalism
  • Relationship Building
  • Mentoring
Benefits
Benefits
Benefits
Benefits
 
“Inclusion and fairness in the workplace... is not simply the right thing to do;
it’s the smart thing to do.”