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Diversity MBA Magazine Names 2013 10 Best in Class for Diverse Recruitment

DiversityMBA Benchmarking

CHICAGO, IL- Diversity MBA Magazine, a national leadership publication targeting managers, executives in leadership; professionals, students, and the business community; publishes its seventh annual list of “50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership: Best Places for Diverse Managers and Women to Work Ranking -Best in Class Companies for RECRUITMENT.

Diversity MBA Magazine additionally recognizes Best in Class companies that have demonstrated outstanding systems, impact and results in their benchmarking categories of recruitment, representation, board diversity, succession planning, workplace inclusion & retention, and accountability.  This release recognizes the Top Ten Companies that have leading practices in the category of RECRUITMENT.

Diversity MBA Magazine is pleased to name the “TOP TEN BEST IN CLASS COMPANIES FOR RECRUITMENT” (in alpha order) include:  American Airlines, Citi, Colgate-Palmolive, CSX, Fannie Mae, GE, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, NJ, Kraft Foods, Verizon Communications and the US Navy. 

While large corporations struggle with the inherent gaps that exist in recruiting systems today, Diversity MBAs Best in Class companies understands how critical it is to have strong metrics for measuring effectiveness when sourcing and developing the talent pipeline.  Pam McElvane, CEO & publisher, says,” Diversity MBA Benchmarking for the category of Recruitment is focused on recognizing the top ten companies that have extraordinary excellence.  We are now recognizing leading practices; companies that not only do what is expected but go beyond and develop uniquely excellent recruiting initiatives.”

Our top ten companies have intentional strategies to seek diverse and women candidates. For example, all of the Best in Class companies have strong internship programs that deliver results.

Some Interesting Findings:

  • 97% of companies have formal intern programs with an average of 67% being hired.
  • 33% of experienced hires for MBA professionals are sourced through the diverse professional associations.
  • 90% of companies recruit both graduate & undergraduate degrees with 5% primarily MBAs.
  • 81% of companies actively recruit persons with disabilities.
  • 87% of companies actively recruit veterans.
  • 68% of companies actively recruit LGBTs.

Every year Diversity MBA Benchmarking provides in depth research to learn success factors and gaps of how companies are sourcing and developing their talent pools and pipeline. In today’s war on talent it is a business imperative that companies become very focused and creative in developing and sourcing talent.

Diversity MBA Magazine will also be recognizing Top Regional Companies, and specialty list including; executive and talent development; employee resource groups; supplier diversity; veterans, disability, LGBT, and the most innovative programs and/or initiatives.

Published quarterly, Diversity MBA Magazine reaches more than 1.75 million subscribers worldwide print and online. For more information, please visit http://www.diversitymbamagazine.com/

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