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Category: Diversity

The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Recruitment & Retention List (2009)



Sponsor: DiversityInc

Description:
“The companies on this list, more than any of the 401 that submitted data to The 2009 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® survey, are recruiting and retaining workers and managers who are diverse in every way. They realize that the economic downturn is the best time to look for new talent and an even more critical time to value and hold on to people who are critical to the company's strategic lines of business. A couple of brief examples of why they are able to find and hold on to people: An average of 37 percent of their work forces and 45 percent of their new hires are Black, Latino, Asian and American Indian, while 54.5 percent of their work forces and 58 percent of their new hires are women. All of them have adoption assistance, job sharing and strong mentoring programs and employee-resource groups, which they use for recruitment and talent development.”

Methodology:
“The companies on this list all submitted their data as part of The 2009 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity survey. To select the DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Recruitment & Retention, we isolated their submissions in the Human Capital area and particularly examined ratios that show progress.

Specifically, we looked at the racial/ethnic/gender demographics within ratios for the entire work force compared with new hires; ratios for overall management compared with management promotions; ratios between three levels of management; work/life benefits; recruitment and retention programs aimed at LGBT employees and employees with disabilities; and relationships with professional and educational organizations.

We also examined the use of employee-resource groups for recruitment and retention, including the types of groups and the percentages of employees who participate; the strength of mentoring programs; diversity-training programs; and employee surveys.”

Link:
http://www.diversityinc.com/public/5564.cfm

Last Updated:
July 2009

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