Inside Labcorp

Our People

At Labcorp, our diverse, global team of more than 75,000 employees across 100 countries is core to our ability to innovate and meet customer needs.

Every person at Labcorp has a critical role in delivering on our mission, and our collective differences and diversity help our team achieve exceptional outcomes that drive healthcare forward and contribute to a healthy, productive and respectful work environment.

Our employees’ unparalleled scientific expertise and uncompromising commitment to patients is evident in Labcorp’s role in fighting the global pandemic and in our pursuit of healthcare solutions in other areas.

We aspire to provide an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive and set out to achieve this through three focus areas:

Community Goals

Workforce Diversity Highlights

Diversity Highlights

Inside Labcorp: Workforce Demographics

Labcorp’s success depends on our continued capability to attract, develop and retain a highly specialized, skilled and diverse, global workforce. As with many other industries during the pandemic, 2021 presented challenges in acquiring and retaining talent.

Despite these obstacles, our global reputation as contributors and advocates for improving health and lives positively influenced our ability to attract talented and diverse, global employees.

Our hiring outpaced voluntary attrition, and our diversity hiring profile was equal to or slightly above internal representation.

Labcorp Workforce

2021 Labcorp Workforce Data and Growth

  • More than 75,000 global head count, an annual increase of over 4%
  • 90% full-time, 10% part-time employees, with 4% employed under a collective bargaining agreement (CBA)
  • Global head count supplemented by contingent labor, which does not exceed 12% of workforce
Diverse Workforce

600,000

applications for employment

20,268

external employees hired across 60 countries

Human Captial

Diversity and Inclusion: Evolving Our Workforce To Solve Tomorrow’s Challenges

Labcorp’s commitment to diversity, held throughout the organization, is led by Chairman and CEO Adam Schechter, who signed the CEO Diversity and Inclusion Action Pledge.

Our diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy is designed as a continuing journey to evolve the workforce to be more inclusive as the dynamics of the global workforce change.

To this end, we implemented the following actions in 2021 based on our D&I pillars, which are focused on fostering a more inclusive environment and strengthening our culture.

  • Launched unconscious bias training, a program designed to improve self-awareness of personal biases, for all people managers globally, with over 6,200 managers completing the training
  • Offered a formal mentoring program, including a Reverse Diverse Mentoring program that was recognized by the Brandon Hall Group with the gold award in the category of Best Advance in Mentoring to Develop Diverse Leaders
  • Expanded our leadership development programs for women, with programs focused on mid-level leaders and senior leaders. We also gathered our female vice presidents from across the world for a virtual event called Power of Women to focus on business outcomes and leadership insights
  • Launched new leadership development programs, including:
    • Emerging Leader, a program for manager-level employees in our Diagnostics business that focuses on solving and addressing strategic business issues
    • Elite, a leadership development program in China in partnership with a local top university
    • Alchemy, a leadership program in India designed with a top-tier business school
  • Expanded our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to a total of eight groups in 11 countries with more than 70 chapters. ERGs, which are led by employee volunteers, are important resources to foster cross-company connections, encourage belonging, support career development and champion employee voices. Each ERG has executive sponsorship from senior leadership

Labcorp ERGs

ERGS

In 2021, we created two new ERGs, ASPIRE and HUMANOS, which are both featured in this section’s spotlight.

2022 D&I Commitments

  • Empower inclusive leadership – leverage cross-organizational leadership and our newly launched D&I Advisory Committee as ambassadors and advocates for D&I leadership and progress across business units
  • Build and sustain diverse talent pipelines – continue attracting diverse talent through our robust talent and succession processes, hiring and developmental programs
  • Create an environment for engagement – continue ERG growth and membership
Diversity

Labcorp Spotlight: Our Newest ERG

HUMANOS, ASPIRE

HUMANOS stands for Hispanic/Latin employees United with Meaning and purpose Advocating for, and Networking with, Our Surrounding communities and organization.

Launched on Cinco de Mayo in 2021, HUMANOS provides awareness and support of all Hispanic and Latin cultures at Labcorp. Unique in composition, its 300 members span eight countries including the U.S., each having an array of cultural backgrounds and differences.

In its first year, the group turned its advocacy into action through the following initiatives:

  • Facilitated a series of events for Hispanic Heritage Month to raise cultural awareness, including hosting a speaker from the National Alliance for Hispanic Health
  • Engaged Hispanic and Latin university student populations to connect HUMANOS ambassadors with potential recruits
  • Partnered with Be The Match, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, to identify how we can help the Hispanic and Latin communities address lifesaving access to bone marrow transplants


ASPIRE fosters inclusiveness and connectedness among Labcorp’s Asian and Pacific Islander employees and allies by cultivating a sense of community while driving business results. Launched in 2021, the ERG has one chapter with 252 members located in the U.S., India and Singapore.

ASPIRE launched with meaningful activities in 2021:

  • Held its first speed networking event to connect members across various levels and business units and discuss the importance of mentorship
  • Created a Community Relations Board position focused on engagement with Asian and Pacific Islander organizations and nonprofits in local communities


Labcorp also celebrated milestone one-year anniversaries for two ERGs: PULSE, Promoting Unity through Legacy, Support & the Empowerment of Black Employees, and EnABLE, Empowering Abilities Beyond Labels for Everyone. All of our ERGs provide a powerful forum for our employees and allies to share, support one another, learn and develop. These groups create a diverse and inclusive environment, which, in turn, drives our engagement, innovation and overall success. The more we understand all of our different cultures, experiences and backgrounds that collectively make us unique, the better we can make an impact together for our people, our communities and our customers.