NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 12th year, Deloitte has earned a place on Fortune magazine's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For." The annual survey, which appears in the Feb. 7th issue of Fortune and on www.fortune.com, is the national benchmark that rates employers who consistently raise the bar on talent initiatives and corporate culture improvement for all employees.
"Being recognized by Fortune is extremely gratifying, because it is our people's opinions that determine and validate whether we are deserving of this recognition," said Barry Salzberg, chief executive officer, Deloitte LLP. "Our people are critical to our success, and we're deeply honored that they give their workplace such high marks. We remain focused and committed to providing an environment where people can do their very best and create the Deloitte experience that works for them."
In celebration of this year's ranking and honorees, Salzberg, along with a select group of CEOs from the "100 Best" companies will join leaders at Fortune and The Great Places to Work Institute on the podium at The New York Stock Exchange to ring the closing bell on Friday, Jan. 21.
Deloitte's signature Talent Experience is characterized by its cutting-edge corporate lattice strategy, which links three mutually reinforcing attributes: high performance, extraordinary growth and development and sustainable career-life fit. Deloitte cultivates these attributes through a host of workplace innovations and investments, including:
- Deloitte University, a $300 million state-of-the-art learning center opening this year to foster personal, professional and leadership growth
- A customized approach to professional development, employing experiential learning, simulations, interactive learning and other innovative techniques to maximize learning effectiveness
- Mass Career Customization® , a career development model that enables Deloitte professionals to dial up and dial down their careers to fit their needs and aspirations at various life stages
- A voluntary sabbatical program to enable employees to take up to six months leave to engage in volunteering and other personal pursuits
Deloitte's Talent initiatives have generated numerous other recognitions in the past year, including The Catalyst Award, Working Mother magazine's "Best Places for Working Mothers" and "One of the Seven Wonders of the WorkLife World recognitions, The DiversityInc Award for Generational Communications and the top spot on Vault's "Accounting 50" Ranking of Best Firms to Work For, among others.
To pick the "100 Best Companies to Work For," Fortune partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. Three hundred eleven companies participated in this year's survey. Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the results of the Institute's Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about management's credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third of the scoring is based on the company's responses to the Institute's Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, internal communications, training, recognition programs and diversity efforts.
For more information on the Deloitte Talent Experience, please visit deloitte.com/us.
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