Dec. 5, 2017 (San Francisco) – Institutional knowledge, employee buy-in and equitable treatment are among the advantages of the 2017 Best Workplaces for Diversity, announced today by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.
Great Place to Work surveyed 442,624 employees across industries, assessing 50-plus elements of the workplace. These include trust in managers, compensation, fairness, camaraderie and workplace traits linked to innovation. The ranking accounted for the representation and experiences of women, people of color, LGBT individuals, older team members and disabled employees.
Great Place to Work found leading employers enjoyed substantially lower turnover than peers in many industries, more-experienced leadership, and a higher than average share of women in management. These traits indicate organizations where all employees are fully engaged, heard and developing to their full potential.
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“Diversity is more than policies, programs, or headcounts,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “True diversity means valuing, respecting, and including all people no matter who they are or what they do for the organization. The Best Workplaces for Diversity is the only list that measures the impact of organizational efforts, by focusing on the actual experiences of diverse employees.”
Creating a great experience for all:
- Women and members of minority groups held longer average tenures at all levels of employment at the Best Workplaces for Diversity, compared to peers.
- Survey scores from underrepresented groups were more consistent with their co-workers’ on measures of compensation and favoritism.
- Across organizations considered for the list, white co-workers and men reported a better work experience at employers ranked favorably for equity.
About the Best Workplaces for Diversity
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.