NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Deloitte celebrated its 15th year on Fortune Magazine's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For®." The annual survey is the national benchmark that rates employers who consistently raise the bar on talent initiatives and corporate culture excellence for all employees.
"The best part of this achievement is that the feedback from our people placed us on the coveted FORTUNE list," said Jennifer Steinmann, chief talent officer, Deloitte LLP. "Their opinions are critical to the success of our business and to building our workplace culture. We listen closely to what they have to say, and are committed to providing them with personalized opportunities to grow, develop and connect."
Deloitte continues to be ranked on Fortune's list because of its ongoing investment in its people and commitment to offer initiatives that address the evolving needs of its workforce, such as:
- The launch of the Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion. Through the Center, thought leaders are advancing the conversation and fostering a new understanding of inclusion, diversity and work-life fit in today's workplace.
- Our support of President Obama's "Joining Forces" initiative for military service members and their families. As a part of its commitment, Deloitte hosts career development workshops for veterans to help them transition to the workforce.
- Our focus on creating a rich learning and development environment in which our people are challenged and encouraged to discover and build on their strengths as professionals, as well as bring out the best in others.
- Deloitte's National Leadership Conference, which brings high-performing students from U.S. colleges and universities who are interested in a professional services career to Deloitte University for a four-day event. The conference helps participants hone their leadership, team-building, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
Deloitte is "Great Rated" by the Great Place to Work Institute, Inc., and its Talent initiatives have received wide recognition this past year. Our recent accolades include ranking as the "#1 Private Company for Leadership Development" by Chief Executive, #7 on Universum's 2013 "World's Top 50 Most Attractive Business Employers" list and #11 on DiversityInc's "Top 50 Companies for Diversity." Additionally, Deloitte achieved a top ten spot on Working Mother's 2013 "Best Companies for Working Mothers" ranking.
To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America; 257 firms participated in this year's survey. More than 252,000 employees at those companies were surveyed by the institute, a global research and consulting firm operating in 45 countries around the world. Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the results of the institute's Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about management's credibility, job satisfaction and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the institute's Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs and diversity efforts.
About Deloitte's Talent Strategy
As one of the nation's largest professional services organizations, our ability to attract, develop and deploy high-performing talent is critical to delivering superior performance and serving our clients with distinction. Our aim is to offer challenging work to our people, enhance their careers and fuel our business growth by fostering an environment where leaders thrive. This is a meaningful part of the Deloitte culture and a value understood, shared and recognized by our clients and our professionals. Please visit us at www.facebook.com/deloitteuniversity and follow us at @LifeAtDeloitte. For more information on Deloitte's award-winning Talent initiatives, please visit: www.deloitte.com.
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