WHY IT’S ON THE LIST
Earning a spot on the list for the third year in a row, TD Bank moves up six spots. This company exemplifies a personalized approach to diversity, inclusion and talent development.
Executive Vice President, Head of Service Strategy Linda Verba, who chairs the Diversity Leadership Team, is a strong believer in having frank discussions about diversity issues that might impede engagement.
Those discussions start with employee on-boarding. The company’s Traditions program introduces employees the culture and philosophy, including diversity and inclusion. New employees also complete a six-hour diversity- training program, comprised of six web-based modules.
TD emphasizes having frank, open conversations during performance appraisals (personal-development plans) to understand what motivates employees and how their “leadership presence” can be developed. There is also significant focus on “building your brand” and maximizing the differences that make each individual unique.
TD Bank has a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility, with a special focus on underserved communities. Signature programs engage employees and support communities, including the Housing for Everyone Grant Competition for affordable housing in communities where the bank is located and $200,000 in grants to be awarded in 2015 to eligible community- based organizations.
President and CEO
“At TD, we know we’ll only win if we have great people and great teams. Our diversity strategies are critical to our business success, enabling us to attract the best and ensure that our diverse customers feel a real affiliation with TD’s people. Our unique and inclusive culture encourages people to be who they are and to achieve all they’re capable of.”
Executive Vice President, Head of Service Strategy and Chair, Diversity Leadership Team
“Diversity is the fiber of our being at TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®. We are determined to be a place where employees and customers feel comfortable and supported. Our commitment to maintaining an inclusive culture is not only the right thing to do, it is critical to building the Better Bank.”
U.S. Headquarters: Cherry Hill, N.J.
U.S. Employees: 26,473
Last Year’s DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No.45
OTHER DIVERSITYINC LISTS
• No. 2 Top 10 Companies for Diversity Councils