JACKSON, Mich., May 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy has been named Michigan’s best employer in a new ranking from Forbes magazine of the best places in America to work.
Consumers Energy ranked 62nd overall in Forbes’s list of America’s 500 best employers, a comprehensive list of companies from all industries across the nation. The publication’s third annual ranking is based on anonymous surveys of almost 30,000 American workers who were asked questions that included how likely they were to recommend their employer to friends or family.
HP is proud to be listed by Racing Toward Diversity Magazine as a Top 25 Public Company Diversity and Inclusion Leader. Racing Toward Diversity recognizes companies who embrace diversity in the workplace, work with diverse suppliers, and appeal to diverse customer groups.
Alliance Data announced a $500,000 corporate challenge grant for a new higher-education campus for My Possibilities, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This challenge grant is a call to other corporations to support the life-changing work that My Possibilities is doing to give adults with cognitive disabilities greater independence, purpose and the skills to become contributing members of society.
Company Extends Diversity Efforts with New Film from Fred & Farid
by Adrianne Pasquarelli
HP Inc. is advertising its commitment to reduce bias among its hiring managers with a new film created out of Fred & Farid that shows multiple black job candidates on interviews that conclude with the dreaded words, "We'll be in touch." The disappointment on their faces is palpable, and the scenes provide viewers a glimpse of the frustration and desperation those who experience discrimination during the job search may feel.
"When qualified for a job," text on the screen explains, "African-Americans are 3x more likely to experience a denial."
by Lesley Slaton Brown, Chief Diversity Officer at HP
The technology industry likes to pride itself on being ahead of the times by helping to create the world of tomorrow, but it’s less forward-thinking when it comes to tackling today’s social issues around diversity and inclusion. By failing to bring in diverse perspectives, work experiences, life styles and cultures, our industry is missing out on a wealth of opportunity for advancing innovation.
At HP, we believe in the power and promise of committing to a more diverse and inclusive workplace. And we’re proud of the progress we’ve made, with the most diverse board of directors of any technology company, among other things, and the awards and recognition we’ve won because of it.