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