These companies demonstrate significant racial/ethnic and gender diversity in their workforce and new hires, as well as in the talent pipeline into management, within management, at the top three levels of the organization and for the top 10 percent highest-paid employees.
They utilize best practices that show correlations to improved human-capital results. These include:
- Including diversity in formal succession planning
- Having mandatory diverse slates for both external and internal recruiters
- Having a high percentage of managers in formal, cross-cultural mentoring
- Having diverse mentor/mentee representation
- Requiring cultural-awareness training for mentors
- Requiring that senior-level executives participate in mentoring
- Having a high percentage of employees in resource groups
- Using resource groups to augment recruiting efforts
- Using resource groups in the on-boarding process for new employees
- Using resource groups to identify and nurture management talent
The No. 1 company on this list, Kaiser Permanente, is one of the most diverse organizations in terms of race/ethnicity and gender at all levels. The company’s workforce is 76 percent female, 20 percent Asian, 18 percent Latino and 13 percent Black.
Diversity resonates at every level, including its board of directors, which is 60 percent female, 33 percent Black, 11 percent Latino and 11 percent Asian.
Kaiser emphasizes access to education, skill development and continuing education for its workforce, including a tuition-reimbursement program that heavily benefits Black, Latinos and Asians.
The 2014 DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Recruitment
1. Kaiser Permanente
2. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
4. Prudential Financial
5. Johnson & Johnson
6. Merck & Co.
8. MasterCard Worldwide