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Best Places to Work For DEI honorees announced

Best Places to Work For DEI honorees announced

The Rochester Business Journal has announced the honorees for the inaugural Best Places to Work For DEI awards.

This regional survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment for diversity, equity, and inclusion, in Western NY, Central NY, and the Finger Lakes, benefiting the region’s economy, workforce and businesses. Six companies are being honored in the 2022 Best Places to Work For DEI awards and all companies will be highlighted in the Rochester Business Journal on Sept. 30. Some will participate in a Best Places to Work For DEI online Summit so all Rochester businesses can understand the importance of DEI efforts and how to start growing theirs.  The Summit will take place online at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6.

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have at least 15 employees working in Western NY, Central NY, and/or the Finger Lakes;
  • Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;
  • Be a publicly or privately held business;
  • Have a facility in Western NY, Central NY, and/or the Finger Lakes; and
  • Be in business a minimum of one year.

Companies from across the region entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work For DEI. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in the region and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final honorees.

The 2022 honorees are:

  • Coordinated Care Services, Inc. CCSI
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Home Leasing LLC
  • Huther Doyle
  • Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Co. LLP
  • The QCI Team of Wealth Enhancement Group

For more information on the Best Places to Work For DEI program, visit https://rbj.net/events/best-places-to-work-for-dei/ or www.BestPlacestoWorkForDEI.com.

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