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Category: Diversity

The 2009 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® (2009)

Sponsor: DiversityInc

“Now in its ninth year, the DiversityInc Top 50 competition is an editorial, objective process, obtained through a detailed, analytic survey of more than 200 questions. The overall intent is not just to track metrics but to draw an accurate picture of a company's culture.”

“There is no fee to enter and no requirement to advertise. Every company that enters receives a free report card based on all four areas we measure (CEO Commitment, Human Capital, Corporate and Organizational Communications, and Supplier Diversity), plus a total point score. Companies are assessed within the context of their industries and employee skill sets. The questions have predetermined weightings and are evaluated based on ratios of certain questions, such as work-force demographics compared with new-hire demographics, and relativity of one subject to another, such as mentoring best practices and management promotions. The questions are reviewed by our research team for errors, and companies are contacted and allowed to resubmit data. After data has been statistically analyzed, the list is submitted for editorial review with the names of the companies stripped out to eliminate any possibility of favoritism. Global diversity has become increasingly important in this survey and has been measured for the past two years for companies with more than 10 percent of employees outside of the United States. Global questions include whether companies have employee-resource groups globally and whether they refuse to do business in countries that have values they perceive as oppressive. Any company that does not offer health benefits to same-sex partners of employees is automatically excluded from the DiversityInc Top 50.”


Last Updated:
April 2009