PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Two months remain for companies hoping to land on this year's DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list to participate in the competition. DiversityInc's Top 50 is America's most sought after diversity recognition, with over 1,200 companies expected to participate. Any organization, for profit or not, with more than 1,000 employees can apply; the deadline is March 2, there is no fee and it is not necessary to do business with DiversityInc to earn a position on the list. The results will be announced at the annual DiversityInc Top 50 Dinner to be held in New York City on April 23, 2015.
"Our competition is metrics based and the results are determined by computer analysis. The credibility of evaluation by measured results is what's driven the number of participating companies up over the years," explained DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti. "There is a dramatic difference in fairness between our Top 50 companies and the Fortune 500, and that reputation is driving decisions with recruiting, consumers, business partners and investors."
Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation is the reigning No. 1 company from the 2014 DiversityInc Top 50.
Data from the surveys will be used to determine the 2015 DiversityInc Top 50 list, as well as the 12 specialty lists (Top 10 for Recruitment & Retention, Supplier Diversity, Employee Resource Groups, Mentoring, Diversity Councils, LGBT Employees, People With Disabilities, Veterans, Regional Companies and Hospitals/Healthcare Systems, as well as Top 7 Utilities and 25 Noteworthy Companies).
While the survey questions have not changed significantly since 2014, technological upgrades are making the process easier than ever. DiversityInc has redesigned the survey to simplify the user experience. Responders are now able to move through the various sections of the survey at their discretion, and can save their work, exit and return. Companies that participated last year will be able to see their 2014 responses on-screen as they fill out this year's survey. There are four areas covered in the survey: recruitment, talent development, senior leadership commitment and supplier diversity.
As always, there is no fee to participate in the DiversityInc Top 50, and every company that participates will receive a free report card on what they're doing right and what they can do to improve. All participating companies' names remain completely confidential unless they earn a spot on one of the top lists, and all survey answers are also kept private. The only requirement for entry is that the company has at least 1,000 employees in the United States. Companies with business relationships with DiversityInc do not receive any preferential treatment.
DiversityInc also annually recognizes companies with Special Awards that go beyond the empirical data and show the substantive ways they connect diversity management to business results. The 2014 winners, announced last October, can be found here: http://www.diversityinc.com/previous-diversityinc-special-award-winners/.
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DiversityInc's mission is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity. The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list began in 2001, at the same time many corporations were beginning to understand the business value of diversity-management initiatives. The 2015 Top 50 Companies for Diversity results will be featured on DiversityInc.com and in DiversityInc magazine. For more information, log on to www.diversityinc.com, https://www.facebook.com/DiversityInc, https://twitter.com/DiversityInc or http://www.linkedin.com/company/26561.