BlackEngineer Most Admired Companies 2009
Most Admired Companies for Minority Professionals in 2009 were chosen based on a survey completed by hundreds of respondents that consists of 64 questions given to Hispanic, Native American, Asian, black, and other employees in science, technology, engineering, and math- related (STEM) industries, as well as, a sample group of non-technical professionals. Many of the companies acknowledged that recruiting women and minorities, only to see them walk out of the door within a few years is a loss of investments and opportunity. Retaining promising employees is just as important as recruiting them. These honorees represent companies that are moving beyond simply acquiring a diverse work force and calling it quits: the survey shows that many employers are successfully managing, embracing, and cultivating a diverse work environment. Minority employees give their employers improved marks on managing diversity and being fair.