DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – After surveying more than 128,000 women and 69,000 minority employees nationwide, Fortune and Great Place to Work ranked JM Family Enterprises Inc. No. 47 on its 2015 list of 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity. The automotive company was also ranked No. 9 on Essence’s list of 10 Best Workplaces for African Americans.
“We credit our growth and success to our hardworking, dedicated associates, which is just one reason why providing a diverse environment where they feel valued and good about coming to work is so essential,” said JM Family President and CEO Colin Brown. “Since this ranking is a reflection of what our associates are experiencing, it is an even greater honor to be recognized on such an exceptional list.”
Fortune and Great Place to Work partnered with Essence and People en Español to survey companies that make inclusiveness a top priority. JM Family and the other winning companies were selected based on employee evaluations, which asked them to consider aspects of their work environment, such as: how comfortable they feel being themselves; the degree of favoritism or insider politics they observe in the workplace; the fairness of promotions; the degree of honest connection with coworkers; their access to senior leadership; and who receives information and professional development and who doesn’t.
Scores also take into account how well-represented women and minorities are within the workforce, management and executive positions; how positively they experience their workplace on an index of factors where women and minorities tend to have a less positive experience than their colleagues; and how favorably women’s and minorities’ experiences compare to the 139,000 men and 184,000 Caucasians also surveyed.
“The companies on this list are leaders who recognize the strategic importance of creating workplaces that attract and support the best talent in their industries,” says Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work United States. “The best companies are focused on creating great workplaces for all.”
The 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity ranking is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortune based upon employee survey feedback from published Great Place to Work® Reviews.