The 15 Best Companies for Workforce Diversity

They raised the bar in diversity recruitment, retention, and inclusion

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Every July, Black Enterprise magazine identifies the “40 Best Companies for Diversity.” In addition, we compile sublists for the “Best Companies for Senior Management Diversity,” “Best Companies for Supplier Diversity,” “Best Companies for Workforce Diversity,” and “Best Companies for Board Diversity.” These “sublists” include companies that are strong in one particular category of diversity. It is possible that a company might make the sublist and not the main list.

On Wednesday, we highlighted the 15 Best Companies for Supplier Diversity, this time the 15 Best Companies for Workforce Diversity takes center stage. Recruitment, inclusion and retention of a diverse workforce often require a calculated and spirited campaign on the part of the employer. Whether tactics include increasing recruitment at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) or establishing a corporate scorecard measure to increase the pool of diverse candidates, the end result for the companies that invest in diverse talent, their employees, and their consumers, is always win-win-win.

The companies that made the Workforce Diversity sublist outperformed other corporations in the percentage of minority employees in the organization as a percentage of all employees. We will also highlight these companies in the Diversity Watch section in upcoming issues of BE. Check BlackEnterprise.com tomorrow for our 15 Best Companies for Board Diversity.

Click on the Job Opportunities column below for more information about workforce diversity at a specific company.

15 Best in Workforce Diversity
COMPANY JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Aetna Inc., Hartford, CT Insurance
AFLAC Inc., Columbus, GA Insurance
Aramark Corp., Philadelphia, PA Food & Facilities Management Services
Burger King Holdings, Miami, FL Food Services
Comcast Corp., Philadelphia, PA Cable and Communications
Convergys Corp., Cincinnati, OH Employee Relationship Management
Fannie Mae, Washington, DC Financial Services
FedEx Corp., Memphis, TN Package Delivery
Marriott International Inc., Bethesda, MD Lodging
McDonald’s Corp., Oak Brook, IL Food Services
Sodexo USA, Gaithersburg, MD Food and Facilities Management Services
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, White Plains, NY Lodging
TIAA-CREF, Charlotte, NC Financial Services
WGL Holdings Inc., Washington, DC Utilities
Yum! Brands Inc., Louisville, KY Food Services

To see all 40 companies on The 2008 BLACK ENTERPRISE Best Companies for Diversity pick up a copy of Black Enterprise magazine’s July 2008 issue. —THE EDITORS

Our Methodology:
The 2008 BLACK ENTERPRISE Best Companies for Diversity were determined by analyzing the responses to a survey of

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