Our employees reflect the diversity of the communities we serve—47 percent are minorities and 20 percent are women. Of the 991 employees hired in 2015, 51 percent were minorities and 26 percent were women. Minorities accounted for 46 percent of all promotions in 2015. Twenty-one percent of those promoted were women. The percentage of minorities who are general managers, directors, or above rose from 28 percent to 30 percent in 2015. Women comprised 30 percent of those who are general managers, directors, or above in 2015, which is up from 29 percent in 2014.
Achieving a diverse culture starts with attracting and recruiting a broad range of candidates who represent the vast diversity of the communities we serve. Our strategy is to seek talented potential candidates from a variety of sources:
By partnering with colleges and universities, we tap into the next generation of employees who will help us lead, grow, and develop innovative and creative solutions for our customers. We recently launched the Hiring College Graduates pilot program to recruit a diverse group of college graduates into management positions, specifically into the new “entry professional” title. In 2015, we hired eight entry-level professionals, of which 25 percent were women and 75 percent were minorities.