Forbes recognizes Shaw for diversity

Published 2:05 am Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Forbes Magazine has named Shaw as one of “The Best Employers for Diversity.”

In collaboration with analytics firm Statista, Forbes identified The Best Employers for Diversity through an independent survey of more than 50,000 U.S. employees working for companies employing at least 1,000 people within their U.S. operations. The evaluation was based on four different criteria, with the 500 companies receiving the highest total scores selected as the “The Best Employers for Diversity 2019.” Criteria included:

• Direct recommendations from employees regardless of age, gender equality, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQ+ and general diversity concerning their own employer.

•Indirect recommendations: participants were given the chance to evaluate other employers in their respective industries that stand out either positively or negatively with regard to diversity.

“Shaw’s talent management strategy places investment in our 22,000 associates at the core of the company,” said Mike Fromm, chief human resource officer at Shaw. “We strive to foster an environment where diverse perspectives and ideas are heard, and value is placed on both seen and unseen characteristics and experiences that our associates bring to the organization. Diversity and inclusion are necessary for innovation and growth, allow us to better understand our customers and their needs, and position us to attract and retain the best talent.”

The company employs approximately 1,000 associates in its Andalusia plant.