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Diversity


  • “We recognize that a diverse associate base is a natural byproduct of seeking out the very best people to work for Cerner.

    We are fortunate to enjoy a work culture where people with different beliefs and characteristics find commonality in working together to improve the health of individuals and communities worldwide.”

    -- Neal Patterson, Cerner Chairman and CEO

    At Cerner, diversity and inclusion is a key foundation within our culture. We select, develop and promote associates based on their individual ability and job performance. We value diversity and reinforce its importance throughout our company. Learn more about Cerner’s perspective by exploring the following topics.

  • Military

    Cerner believes in and recognizes the sacrifices of the many women and men who serve in the military, both retired and active.

    We actively recruit people with military experience:

    • Honored with the Show-Me Heroes Flag of Freedom Award for hiring veterans
    • Military decoder available for candidates to align their skillset to Cerner jobs
    • Provide a dedicated military talent program that assists veterans with their transition to a corporate career
    • Participate in the US Army's PaYS (Partnership for Youth Success) Program

    We strongly support our associates during and after service.

    • Received Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Award that supports companies who go above and beyond
    • Received Flag of Freedom Award from Missouri Governor Nixon
    • Provide supplemental military pay and continued benefits during deployment
    • Display an American flag and picture of each deployed associate and feature it upon return

    To see more about Cerner's commitment to our military associates:

  • Women

    Without women in our workforce, we risk missing out on the perspective, creativity, innovation and experience of roughly half our population.

    We want to ensure that women continue to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Cerner partners with schools and organizations to identify strategies that will enhance STEM programming for women and grow our future workforce.

    • Information sessions at various universities with the Society of Women Engineers
    • Robotics competitions
     

    Cerner also provides an infrastructure that addresses the unique challenges women may experience in the workplace.

    • Center of Excellence for Maternity - Maternity Navigation Program (health coaching, education and a Cerner Certified Maternity Partner for delivery)
    • $500 check to help cover new baby expenses
    • Convenient maternity parking
    • New Moms and Breast-feeding support groups
  • Race and Culture

    The unique experiences of our associates from various cultures and races provide for better solutions for our clients and provide an internal support system and social network for our associates.

    Cerner ensures its recruiting efforts reach a wide variety of cultures and races.

    • Post open positions to various minority websites
    • Contact candidates through minority organizations
    • Participate in NAACP career fairs and other diversity career fairs
    • Participate in the INROADS internship program which supports minority internship placement
    • Established relationships with the National Society of Black Engineers, National Association of Black Accountants and National Society of Hispanic Professionals to assist in recruiting efforts targeting minorities

    Cerner associates speak more than 60 different native languages. They come from a variety of cultures, races and countries and are provided with tools to both acclimate and learn.

    • GlobeSmart®, a web tool that assists all associates in working with people from other cultures
    • Rosetta Stone language learning opportunities
    • Flexibility to observe alternate holidays to support religious or other rituals
    • Opportunities for assignments in other regions and countries across the world
    • Privacy / prayer rooms on campuses and at large Cerner events
    • Culturally-diverse on-campus lunch menu selection
  • Disability Outreach

    Cerner associates are viewed by their capabilities and contributions to our mission, not by their challenges. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

    Cerner ensures our recruiting efforts reach people who have disabilities. We do this through community partnerships that allow us to share our openings with those looking for employment.

    Cerner ensures all associates have reasonable accommodations to be productive in the work they do.

  • Families

    We respect our associates’ families and provide opportunities for them. A fundamental component of Cerner's mission is to empower associates and their families to achieve an optimal level of health and happy living.

    • Engage family members in Cerner-sponsored fitness programs
    • Enjoy an internal network with active family-specific groups
    • Support “Take Your Child to Work” activities
    • Provide adoption assistance and adoption leave
    • Offer the Roy R. Campfield Memorial Scholarship, a college scholarship opportunity for associates’ dependents

    We also sponsor large Kansas City-area family opportunities

    • On-site child care that follows a Montessori curriculum
    • December event: "Children's Holiday Celebration"
    • Halloween Event: "Cerner's Spooktacular City"
    • Free fitness center for all immediate family members
     
  • LGBT

    Regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity, our associates and their families are to be given the same opportunities, recognition and support within the workplace.

    We provide an environment where all of our associates can be valued for their contributions.

    • Received Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Award as a leader in LGBT equality
    • Benefits for same-gender partners and children of same-gender partners
    • Policies that treat same-gender partners equal to spouses including leaves of absence and adoption
    • Policies for transgender associates who are transitioning
    • Founding Member of the Mid-American Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
    • Recognized for support of associates who identify within the LGBT community (CampKC: Associates at Cerner Can Bring Their Whole Selves to Work)
    • No-discrimination policy including sexual orientation and gender identity