- Fortune released their 2015 list of the 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity, topped by Camden Property Trust in Houston, Texas. Fortune teamed up with Great Place to Work, Essence and People en Espanol to create the list.
- The winners on the list come from approximately 630 companies with published Great Place to Work reviews. To be considered, employers must have at least 30 employees with 15% women and 15% racial/ethnical minorities.
- To choose winners, Great Place to Work surveyed 128,000 women and nearly 70,000 minorities from those companies with a detailed questionnaire ranging from how comfortable they are “being themselves,” to the degree of insider politics in the workplace, promotional fairness, connection to coworkers and access to senior leaders as well as professional development.
According to Fortune, the survey results are “the biggest reason” each company appears on the ranking. Two-thirds of each company’s score is based on women and minorities’ reports. The last third takes into account a number of indices that compare with the 139,000 men and 184,000 Caucasians, including how well-represented they felt and the presence of women and minorities within management and executive positions.
At Camden Property Trust, 35% of the working population is Hispanic or Latino and 12% is African-American or Black. Other workplace perks: employees get 20% off rent and enjoy $4,500 a year to spend on classes to “expand their knowledge and further their careers.”
Employers can try to get on the list next year by visiting the Great Place to Work website.