PRA recently received three awards during the 4th Annual Comparably Awards. We were presented with the “Best Company Culture” award, the “Best Companies for Women” award, and the “Best Companies for Diversity” award.
Each quarter, Comparably honors companies with Best Places to Work Awards, as rated by their own employees across a variety of categories.
Comparably is a leading workplace monitoring site that provides the most comprehensive and accurate representation of what it’s like to work at companies. Employees can anonymously rate their employers in 20 different workplace culture categories, providing the public a transparent and in-depth look at the experiences workers have based on their gender, ethnicity, age, department, experience, location, education, and company size.
Best Company Culture Award
On Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, PRA was awarded Best Company Culture. This award reflects the sentiment ratings of all employees. Rankings are based on 20 core culture metrics, such as teams, leadership, environment, outlook, career growth, and work-life balance.
PRA President and CEO Colin Shannon had this to say about receiving the award:
This award is a reflection of our employees’ efforts to look out for each other, every step of the way. We help each other grow and evolve. Our teams recognize that their work saves lives, but what comes first is collaboration, a sense of purpose, and agility to adapt to challenges. We are proud of our OnePRA team, and we thank Comparably for recognizing PRA’s best-in-class culture.
Colin Shannon, President and CEO
PRA’s values inform how we live and what we do—in both successful and challenging times. They provide a sense of shared identity. Individually, our values are not new to our organization. But together, they shape our unique company culture and apply to all aspects of our work.
We aim to create opportunities for people to proactively prevent or manage illness in order to lead fulfilling, uncompromising lives. We believe that by taking a holistic approach to positive impact through social outreach, charitable contributions, diversity, inclusion, and sustainably-minded programs, we can do our part to leave the world better than we found it.Read more about our core values and culture.
Best Companies for Women Award
On Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, PRA Health Sciences was awarded one of the Best Companies for Women (as rated by female employees). The award is based solely on sentiment ratings from female employees that reflect their workplace experiences within the same 20 core culture metrics analyzed for Best Culture.
Today, we see more and more women involved in STEM fields. According to the Women in STEM Workforce Index 2020, there are more women than ever represented in the STEM workforce. The women’s share of life and physical sciences jobs increased by 16% since 1990.
“PRA has specifically focused on bringing gender equality and diversity to our workforce, and it is a priority for the company to recruit and retain talented women throughout our global footprint,” said Francisca Burtenshaw, Global HR Business Partner, based in the United Kingdom. “As we continue to progress in this category, we are appreciative of the recognition by Comparably, and most importantly, by our employees who work diligently to improve patient lives every day.”
Here at PRA, about 73% of our global employees are women. They empower one another with their dedication, hard work, and passion. They know what it means to rise up to the challenges we face in this industry.
We are thrilled that our company culture has cultivated an environment where women can feel strong, proud, and empowered.Read more about women in STEM at PRA.
Best Companies for Diversity Award
On Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, PRA was a recipient of the “Best Companies for Diversity” award. This achievement is based only on sentiment ratings from employees of color (non-Caucasian). Their ratings reflect their workplace experiences within 20 core culture metrics, such as teams, leadership, environment, outlook, career growth, and work-life balance.
“PRA has committed itself to fostering an environment for all our employees where they feel welcomed, supported, valued and safe in their career endeavors,” said Teresa Dunlap, VP of Project Delivery and member of the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Committee at PRA. “Our company values—including human-centricity and integrity—create a foundation of understanding that leads to rich interactions and collaboration among our global teams. We are appreciative of this recognition by Comparably, and we look forward to continuing our growth in DE&I.”
Everyone has a unique story. We’re committed to elevating the voices of our people and creating opportunities to share these stories and better understand the human experience.
Our goal to improve lives is not limited to improving healthcare options. We believe in improving the holistic experience and care for every human being. That’s why we’re creating and maintaining a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive culture for our people where respect, honesty, empathy, integrity, and passion are at the core of everything we do. We strive to ensure that all colleagues at PRA feel accepted, connected, safe, and secure in their working environment.Meet the people who make us unique.
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