Jan 25, 2024 |

Connection, collaboration, and innovation: A look back at Thomson Reuters in 2023

Jacob, Sr Employer Branding Specialist

Looking back at the exciting year we had at Thomson Reuters in 2023, it’s impossible not to feel proud and excited for the future. We experienced a year filled with learning, innovation, connection, and many occasions that helped to shape our employee experience. Read more about some of our top moments working at Thomson Reuters in 2023 below.

1. Launch of the Distinguished Engineer program 

In May 2022, we announced the launch of our new Distinguished Engineer program with our first Distinguished Engineer. The Distinguished Engineer program is an opportunity to promote a strong engineering culture within our organization while maintaining a competitive advantage in the marketplace. In 2023, we introduced the first cohort of Distinguished Engineers. Four more Distinguished Engineers expanded their responsibilities to work side-by-side with key stakeholders to improve the quality and sophistication of our digital products and services. Stay tuned in 2024 as we introduce the next cohort of Distinguished Engineers.

Learn more about the Distinguished Engineer program.

 

2. Introduction of Global Parental Leave 

In April, we announced our new global 16-week parental leave benefit for all teammates. At Thomson Reuters, we celebrate all new parents, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, or location. With this new benefit, all employees around the world who welcome a new child into their family through birth or adoption will receive a minimum of 16 weeks of paid leave.

Learn more about parental leave.

 

3. Great Place to Work certified in six countries

In 2023, Thomson Reuters was certified as a Great Place to Work in six countries – India, Philippines, Brazil, Costa Rica, Japan, and Canada; we also landed on a few of the country-specific lists. This designation is awarded based on direct feedback from our employees. We can’t wait to see which countries we’ll add to the list in 2024.

Check out all of our awards in 2023.

4. IMPACTathon

The Thomson Reuters Social Impact Institute hosted its third annual IMPACTathon from April 24-28. IMPACTathon is an annual hackathon where employees utilize their skills for social good, offering pro bono consulting to nonprofits in need of strategic or capacity-building support. The 2023 IMPACTathon surpassed previous years in terms of outcomes: over 200 employees contributed 1,700+ hours, valued at over $336,000 in consulting services, at no cost to the nonprofits.

Learn more about IMPACTathon.

5. Opening of our new innovation hub in the heart of downtown Toronto

In May, we took occupancy of our new innovation hub in the heart of downtown Toronto — one of our 70 global locations. The new center, located at 19 Duncan Street is purpose-built for the future of work. It was designed with sustainability in mind and a careful focus on how people, their environment, and technology intersect. We held many great events in 2023 and can’t wait for more in 2024 with the opening of our new Customer Centre.

Learn more about our new center in Toronto.

 

6. First three Global Learning Days

In 2023, we introduced Global Learning Days – dedicated time each quarter for employees to focus on learning, building skills, and growing their careers. The first day focused on AI and Machine Learning, the second was all about career development and planning, and the third looked at the customer experience and how we’re continuously working to enhance it. We’re looking forward to sharing takeaways from our first Global Learning Day in 2024 coming up in February which will focus on AI experimentation and adoption!

Learn more about our commitment to learning and development.

 

7. Launch of our behind-the-scenes content series – #WorkingAtTR – One Day at a Time

In 2023, we debuted a new video series to share a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like working at Thomson Reuters. Last year, we showcased what a day in the life is like for our teammates in Canada, Mexico, Brazil, India, and Switzerland. Stay tuned in 2024 as we spotlight teammates in the United States, Philippines, Poland, Australia, the United Kingdom, and many more.

Watch our #WorkingAtTR – One Day at a Time series.

 

8. First Global AI Hackathon

In September, we held our first annual Global AI Hackathon, bringing together over 600 colleagues globally both in person at our locations in Bangalore, Zug, Sao Paolo, Eagan, and Mexico City, and virtually, spanning across 5 time zones. During the two-day event, 98 teams completed 28 challenges, resulting in AI-powered innovative solutions for our products and teams. 

Learn about our First Global Hackathon

 

9. Launch of our new digital magazine – The Power of Purpose

At the end of the year, we launched our first digital magazine to tell our employer story. Within the pages of The Power of Purpose, you’ll discover compelling stories from our teammates globally that highlight the unique elements of our culture and how we are informing the way forward as a content-driven technology organization for our customers and colleagues.

Read The Power of Purpose.

 

10. Expansion of early career programs focused on historically underrepresented talent segments

In 2023, we continued to invest in initiatives focused on recruiting interns from historically underrepresented talent segments. These include the second cohort of our  Black Internship Scheme, which creates a pathway for Black talent in the United Kingdom, our Autism Spectrum Internship program in India, which is now entering its third year to include anyone with an intellectual disability and has already added more than 40 new interns and six full-time employees to our team, our new internship program in Brazil focused on Black talent, and our new Opportunities Without Boundaries program in Argentina, for young people with intellectual disabilities, which currently has seven students participating.

Learn more about our early career programs.

 

Thank you to all of our teammates across the globe that made 2023 so incredible. We can’t wait to see what we’ll accomplish together in 2024. If you want to be part of our team, check out our open roles today.