Humana has again been named to The DiversityInc list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity, the most rigorous, data-driven analysis of diversity management practices in corporate America. Humana is No. 42 on the list, up from No. 48 last year.
This extensive annual survey recognizes companies that excel in such areas as hiring, retaining and promoting women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ and veterans. This year’s competition was improved by adding questions that connect talent programs and workplace practices to desired talent results.
“By fostering an inclusive and welcoming work environment, Humana makes it possible for all employees to give 100 percent effort toward improving the health of our members,” said Humana President and CEO Bruce D. Broussard, who attended the awards ceremony in New York and took part in a panel discussion titled “Male CEOs Having a Candid Conversation About Mentoring Women.” “Inclusion and Diversity is a key business imperative for us … it’s one we celebrate too as it brings growth and innovation, and drives greater empathy and understanding of our members and teammates.”
Humana also was named the No. 7 company for Philanthropy, No. 15 for Veterans, and No. 22 among Companies for Diversity Councils.
More than 1,800 companies are evaluated for the DiversityInc Top 50 list each year, rated in four key areas of diversity management:
- Talent Pipeline: workforce breakdown, recruitment, diameter of existing talent, structures
- Talent Development: employee resource groups, mentoring, philanthropy, movement, fairness
- Leadership Accountability: responsible for results, personal communications, visibility
- Supplier Diversity: spend with companies owned by people from underrepresented groups, accountability, support
“Our company is committed to a healthy work environment, where all associates are comfortable and confident being their whole selves,” said Tim Huval, Humana’s Chief Human Resources Officer. “We believe that our workplace should reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. By recognizing the potential in all associates, we will retain the best talent and be the employer of choice.”
The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list is derived exclusively from corporate survey submissions, and there is no cost. To be considered for a spot in the DiversityInc Top 50, a company must score above average in recruitment, talent development, senior leadership commitment and supplier diversity. Companies are evaluated within the context of their own industries.
The list began in 2001, at the same time many corporations were beginning to understand the business value of diversity-management initiatives. Like diversity management itself, the list has evolved significantly and continues to be refined and improved to reflect how rapidly companies are adapting these strategies.
This year’s award dinner was well attended by C-suite executives — including 22 CEOs and 24 CHROs — from 28 industries representing more than 3 million US employees.