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Our Workforce

Halliburton is one of the most diverse companies in the world, with 130 nationalities represented in our workforce and a presence in more than 70 countries. We play a critical role in addressing one of the world's most significant challenges today: advancing a sustainable energy future. To attract and retain the best, we invest in our employees and prioritize their well-being.

2021 Highlights

Enhancements to Benefits

We provide our employees around the world with competitive benefits tailored to address the needs of our diverse workforce and their families. Our benefits package offers a wide array of programs and services, from comprehensive medical insurance, retirement accounts, and income protection while on disability, to paid time off, emergency childcare, and third-party discounts. 

In 2021, we enhanced our benefits offerings for U.S. employees and their eligible family members to improve their healthcare experience and to help them better plan for healthcare expenditures. These additions to our benefits package, which will go into effect for the 2022 plan year, include:

  • Accident Insurance — This policy complements the coverage of primary medical insurance. This policy pays employees or eligible family members a lump sum if they incur an injury resulting from an accident to help cover the costs of medical treatment.
  • Hospital Indemnity Insurance — If an employee or one of their eligible family members is admitted to a hospital — for either planned or unplanned reasons — then they are eligible for payment to help cover those costs. Halliburton offers two levels of coverage via MetLife: low ($10,000 maximum benefit) and high ($20,000 maximum benefit).
  • Critical Illness Insurance — This policy also acts to complement the coverage of primary medical insurance by paying employees or eligible family members a lump sum to help cover treatment costs if they are diagnosed with one of the specific illnesses listed in the policy’s certificate. Halliburton offers two levels of coverage via MetLife: low ($10,000 maximum benefit) and high ($20,000 maximum benefit).
  • Expert Medical Opinions and Health Plan Navigation Through our partnership with 2nd.MD, we can offer employees and their families additional support when they need it most:

    • Expert Medical Opinions — When faced with major changes in health status, or when there is a new diagnosis or treatment plan that includes surgery, employees can consult with world-renowned medical specialists within a few days via 2nd.MD. This gives employees the second opinion they require to make informed, confident healthcare choices.

    • Health Plan Navigation — Nurses at 2nd.MD help employees and their families find high-quality care within the employee’s benefits plan. This includes the identification of providers who are local, in network, and highly recommended.
  • Tobacco Cessation Program Halliburton transitioned our tobacco cessation program to a new partner, WellOnTarget, to provide a more clinical and consultative approach to help our employees quit using tobacco products. This program offers more tailored support that is integrated within our U.S.-based medical plans, enabling employees to seamlessly transition from their tobacco cessation journey to other services, as required.

Prioritization of Mental Health

Over the last two years, the public health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has created and exacerbated many hardships for millions of people around the world. 

During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, employees cited mental health issues — such as depression, anxiety, fatigue, grief, and bereavement — as their major concerns, second in importance only to financial concerns, via employee surveys. With the pandemic persisting for nearly two years, our workforce continues to grapple with these issues. 

Halliburton has worked diligently to address these emergent concerns by increasing access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) globally. Our EAP offers confidential help and support to employees — at no cost to them — for a range of personal and professional challenges.

The Halliburton Family

An important element of our Company culture is that we care for and help each other, which is apparent during times of crisis. A strong example of how we assist our people is the Halliburton Disaster Relief Fund. 

When a natural disaster occurs, the Disaster Relief Fund may be activated. The fund distributes grants to employees who have been impacted by natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, fires, or tornadoes. To read more about our efforts to provide support and relief to those impacted by natural disasters, download the full report.

Our Skilled and Committed Workforce Sustainability Commitment

Have a skilled and committed workforce by listening and responding to our employees’ feedback and committing to an engaged workforce that feels valued with the right support and resources to be successful.

Training and Development

2021 Highlights

Critical elements of our Company’s growth and success include our skilled and knowledgeable employees who are committed to continual learning and development, the opportunity for our people to flourish in their careers and achieve their personal goals, and a strong pipeline of talent prepared to join the ranks of leadership and to carry our Company into the future.

Expansion of Flexible Learning

In 2021, Halliburton expanded modular learning opportunities to not only adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but also to take advantage of a valuable opportunity to make our training more accessible and efficient for our global workforce, and allow personnel to tailor learning opportunities to their specific needs. 

In doing so, we relied on different delivery methods for maximum flexibility, including virtual, self-paced, and hybrid formats. We now conduct 60% of our training outside of the traditional classroom, or in-person instructor, setting. To facilitate tailored learning closest to the point of application and more in the flow of work, we identify opportunities to shift training to a virtual or hybrid format. In addition to greater access and efficiency, virtual learning offers the benefit of more diverse attendees, with employees from various parts of the world participating in the same class, and therefore a more enriching learning experience.

To read more about some notable examples of our flexible training and development programs in 2021, download the full report.

Launch of the Data Science Academy

In alignment with our Halliburton 4.0 digital approach, we introduced the Halliburton Data Science Academy in 2021. This new online, self-paced learning program enhances employees’ analytical skills and further expands our capabilities to address the large amounts of data to which we have daily access. During this year-long program, participants enhance their skills in functions such as data analytics, data engineering, data science, and machine learning. Upon completion of the program, participants understand how to use innovative solutions to effectively respond to complex business challenges.

Talent Identification and Succession Management

Halliburton has more than 8,000 leaders among our employees. The ongoing identification and development of potential leadership talent ensures business continuity and strengthens our competitive advantage, both of which are critical for our short- and long-term success. 

In 2021, we identified more than 18,000 potential successors — our most diverse roster of successors to date. One of our most significant investments in developing future leaders in the Company is our executive education programs. Even in a year with travel restrictions impacting many countries, of our 324 program attendees, 40 different nationalities were represented and 25% were female.

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