Recognized for best practices in diversity and inclusion
NEW YORK, July 24, 2018 - Diversity Best Practices (DBP), a division of Working Mother Media, unveiled its second annual Inclusion Index, providing data and insight into how participating organizations fared in three areas: diversity and inclusion practices in recruitment, retention, and advancement; organizational culture; and demographic transparency. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) was among the 73 organizations that earned a score of at least 65% and a place on this year’s index.
This year, 124 organizations participated in the 2018 Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index, more than double the amount last year. Results reveal opportunities for all organizations to amplify their diversity and inclusion efforts for greater effectiveness.
The Inclusion Index asked organizations to provide data in three areas:
- Adherence to best practices for fostering diversity and inclusion in recruitment, retention and advancement of people from under-represented groups—women, racial/ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ people.
- Best practices in creating an inclusive culture through leadership, accountability, communications, and employee engagement.
- Transparency in willingness to share workforce demographic data.
"It's wonderful to see how the DBP Inclusion Index has grown in its second year with more companies willing to share their progress and workforce demographics," says Deborah Munster, executive director, Diversity Best Practices. "We commend their transparency as they continue to strive for excellence in creating an inclusive environment for all employees."