Diversity At NSTAR
NSTAR's Diversity Vision is to create a workplace community that is inclusive and welcoming for all. We strive to diversify our workforce, and encourage our employees to contribute their distinctive perspectives, as well as draw fully on their talents and skills. This approach allows NSTAR to provide superior service to our customers and our business partners, while making NSTAR a great place to work.
The NSTAR Diversity Council has senior–level sponsorship, and plays a key role in promoting an inclusive culture. Members are employees from all business areas and occupations at NSTAR. Council members work on projects and initiatives within their departments aimed at creating a respectful and inclusive workplace. Some examples are:
- Created and distributed a Diversity Toolkit for managers
- Created a “Walk In My Shoes” program and tools to improve teamwork
- Researched NSTAR customer demographics
- Conducted focus groups to gather NSTAR Diversity best practices
NSTAR Women began as a small group of women meeting informally to talk about ways they could support each other and contribute to NSTAR. They are now an officially recognized and sponsored resource group at NSTAR whose mission is to leverage and support the contributions of women at NSTAR.
At NSTAR, many women are working in jobs that have been traditionally held by men. From Engineering, Electric Operations and Gas Supply, more women are finding their niche in the field serving customers on the front lines. NSTAR is working hard to recruit and retain women for non-traditional jobs at NSTAR.
Our employees are encouraged to attend workshops to learn skills that contribute to a respectful workplace. Examples of these workshops include "How to Make the Right Decisions in Difficult Situations” and "Managing Multiple Generations in the Workplace."
Domestic Partner Benefits
NSTAR is proud to offer Domestic Partner Benefits to its employees. Our Diversity Council played a key role in researching the issue and working with Human Resources to offer this benefit.
YMCA Achiever Program
NSTAR has a long and proud tradition of supporting this worthy community program. Each year, managers submit the names of employees who have distinguished themselves as outstanding performers, consistently exhibited trust and respect in relationships with fellow NSTAR employees, and have shown a commitment to community service.