Attracting and retaining a diverse workforce is vital to our success. It is Warner Bros. policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all our employees and applicants for employment. We hire, train, promote and compensate employees based on their ability to do the job without regard to factors such as race, national or ethnic origin, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, sex, pregnancy or gender, sexual orientation, age, or any other ground prohibited by applicable human rights legislation.
We take an active approach to equal opportunity. Warner Bros. trains newly hired employees and on-Lot productions on workplace fairness issues, including the avoidance of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, and then reinforces these principles in the Standards of Business Conduct and employee handbooks.
Warner Bros.’ commitment to a broad and inclusive workforce also includes hiring people from diverse backgrounds with different viewpoints, and then seeking opportunities to promote them from within.
In addition, Warner Bros. provides financial support to employee-based business resource groups – professional development networks for diverse populations – as another way to cultivate an inclusive work environment. Senior executives act as sponsors for these business resource groups, providing guidance and acting as a senior-level springboard for ideas.
Business Resource Groups
Business Resource Groups play an integral role in creating a work culture at Warner Bros. that promotes an environment of understanding, acceptance and inclusion among all employees. Business Resource Groups are made up of employees who happen to a share common interest; membership in any group is open to any interested employee. These groups come together to foster professional growth and upward mobility, and provide opportunities for employees to strengthen their networks. All events hosted by Business Resource Groups help support the company’s business goals, philanthropic efforts, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Involvement in a Business Resource Group is a valuable opportunity to develop internal relationships and make connections across the organization. Business Resource Groups sponsor speaker series, career development seminars, book signings, panel discussions and social networking events to which all employees are invited. Additionally, each Business Resource Group makes a comprehensive outreach commitment as an integral part of its charter. Warner Bros. is currently home to six Business Resource Groups:
Black Employees @ Warner Bros. Studios (Be@WBS) is committed to enhancing the company’s commitment to diversity and promoting an environment of understanding, acceptance and inclusion.
EP (Emerging Professionals) at Warner Bros. is dedicated to providing early- to mid-level career employees with opportunities for cross-divisional networking, professional development and mentoring, continuing education and community involvement.
NAPA (Network for Asian Pacific Americans) is comprised of Warner Bros. employees committed to increasing awareness about and to Asian Pacific Americans through initiatives that offer networking opportunities, career advancement, mentorship, and cultural awareness.
OUT@WBS is a group of employees, regardless of sexual orientation, who are networking and raising awareness of lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender issues.
UNIDOS@WBS is open to all Warner Bros. employees who share an affinity for personal and professional development and networking, making a difference for others, fostering an environment for growth, leadership, support, and generosity, and an interest in the Latino culture.
WOW (Women of Warner) is dedicated to fostering professional development of women at Warner Bros. with a focus on developing current and future business leaders. WOW facilitates relationships between women and men throughout the organization, advancing business and personal/professional interests by broadening our network of colleagues.