More trust, better engagement—the 2017 best workplaces for diversity

by | Dec 29, 2017 | Public Relations

Institutional knowledge, employee buy-in and equitable treatment are among the advantages of the 2017 Best Workplaces for Diversity, recently announced by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.

The research 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.

The Top Five Workplaces for Diversity:

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More trust, better engagement: The 2017 best workplaces for diversity

“Diversity is more than policies, programs, or headcounts,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work, in a news release. “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.”

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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.

More trust, better engagement: The 2017 best workplaces for diversity

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.

Richard Carufel
Richard Carufel is editor of Bulldog Reporter and the Daily ’Dog, one of the web’s leading sources of PR and marketing communications news and opinions. He has been reporting on the PR and communications industry for over 17 years, and has interviewed hundreds of journalists and PR industry leaders. Reach him at richard.carufel@bulldogreporter.com; @BulldogReporter