For the 13th year, Deloitte has landed a spot on Fortune magazine's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For." The annual survey is the national benchmark for employers who consistently raise the bar on wide ranging talent initiatives and corporate culture improvement.
"Being recognized by Fortune is enormously gratifying, because our people's opinions determine whether or not we earn a place on the list," said Jennifer Steinmann, chief talent officer, Deloitte LLP. "Our professionals play a significant role in our success, and we're honored that they give our workplace high scores. Deloitte will continue to focus on talent development and growth as we foster an environment where leaders thrive."
Deloitte is investing in its people through a host of workplace innovations and initiatives, including:
Deloitte University, a 712,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art learning center that opened in October 2011 to foster personal, professional, and leadership growth
A customized approach to professional development, employing experiential and interactive learning, simulations and other innovative techniques to maximize learning effectiveness
A voluntary sabbatical program to enable personnel to engage in skills-based volunteering and other personal pursuits for up to six months
Deloitte's Talent initiatives have generated numerous other recognitions over the past year, including the American Society for Training & Development BEST Award, Universum World's "Top 50 Most Attractive Business Employers" for 2011, a top spot on the 2012 Vault "Tech Consulting 25" ranking and a top ten ranking in Working Mother's 2011 "Best Companies for Working Mothers" survey.
To select the "100 Best Companies to Work For," Fortune partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct an extensive employee survey; 280 firms participated in this year's survey. 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 - more than 246,000 in total this year. 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 inquiries about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity efforts.
About Deloitte's Talent Strategy
As the nation's largest professional services firm and an organization that Leads from the Front, our ability to attract, develop and deploy high-performing talent is critical to delivering superior performance and creating outstanding value for our clients. Our Talent Strategy is to develop leaders at all levels of the organization to fuel our business growth. This identity is a meaningful part of the Deloitte brand, and a value understood, shared and recognized by our clients, our recruits and our people alike. For more information on Deloitte's award-winning Talent initiatives, please visit deloitte.com/us.