- Diversity and inclusion is an increasingly important driver of business success.
- Employer branding specialist Universum just released a Diversity and Inclusion index based on a survey of tens of thousands of college students around the world, asking what the next generation of talent is looking for from their future employers.
- Big tech companies and professional services are widely viewed by STEM students as being champions of diversity and inclusion.
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Diversity and inclusion is an increasingly important driver of business success, and the world’s top companies are competing to attract talent from a wide array of backgrounds.
And initiatives to push for a more open and inclusive workplace could be particularly important to Gen Z, the most diverse generation in history. Gen Z students who identify as LGBT and Latino in particular have prioritized a commitment to diversity and inclusion as an important feature of their ideal future employers.
Employer branding specialist Universum annually surveys tens of thousands of college students around the world to determine what the next generation of talent is looking for from their future employers. The survey asks respondents about which companies or organizations they view as ideal places to work, and asks them to evaluate those companies across a wide range of 40 workplace attributes.
Universum has now constructed a Diversity and Inclusion index based on the survey results for three of those attributes: support for gender equality, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and respect for the company’s people. The index is calculated for companies ranked on Universum’s World’s Most Attractive Employers list, and gives a sense of which major companies and organizations are viewed as welcoming and inclusive workplaces.
Here are the 50 best companies for diversity and inclusion, based on Universum’s survey responses from STEM students.