DiversityInc has released its annual ranking of the top 50 companies for diversity. This is the fifteenth year that the ranking has been done. For the 2014 list, 1,215 companies with a minimum of 1,000 employees each participated in a survey used for the ranking process so they could see how they stack up in supporting diversity in comparison to their competitors.
To develop the ranking, DiversityInc used the information in survey responses to analyze four key areas:
- The talent pipeline was reviewed to determine the workforce breakdown, structures, recruitment activities, and the diameter of existing talent within each organization.
- Equitable talent development was reviewed to learn more about employee resource groups, fairness, movement, mentoring, and philanthropy.
- CEO and leadership commitment to diversity was analyzed to understand how the leadership team is accountable for results and uses personal communications and visibility to foster a diverse environment and culture.
- Supplier diversity was reviewed to determine the company’s commitment to accountability, support, and spending with companies that are owned by people from underrepresented groups.
The top 10 companies for diversity in 2014 according to the DiversityInc ranking are:
- Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
- Kaiser Permanente
- MasterCard Worldwide
- Procter & Gamble
- Prudential Financial
- Johnson & Johnson
You can follow the link at the beginning of the article to see the full list of the top 50 companies for diversity in 2014. You’ll also find DiversityInc’s targeted lists that rank the top 10 companies for recruitment, diversity councils, mentoring, veterans, people with disabilities, and more. There are also lists of the top 10 companies for global diversity and the top 10 regional companies for diversity.
The goal of the DiversityInc ranking is to identify companies that are committed to and pay attention to the needs of employees, customers, and other key stakeholders. Do you work for any of the companies on the list? Do you agree with the rankings? Leave a comment and share your thoughts about diversity at companies with more than 1,000 employees. Do you think the stats match the real employee experience?