World Wide Technology Named to Fortune’s ‘Best Workplaces’ 2017 Lists for Parents and Diversity
Great Place to Work Honors WWT on the 2017 Best Workplaces for Parents and Diversity.
ST. LOUIS — As a company whose core values promote the well-being and diversity of its employees, World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market-leading technology solution provider, is proud to announce its inclusion on the Fortune and Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces for Parents (ranked 16) and Best Workplaces for Diversity (ranked 31) lists for 2017. This is the first year that Fortune and Great Place to Work named WWT as a Best Workplace for Parents.
“As both a parent, and WWT’s vice president of Human Resources, I am delighted to see our company ranked so highly as a Best Workplace for Parents and Diversity,” said Ann Marr, vice president, Human Resources, WWT. “At WWT we pride ourselves on listening to our employees, and have learned from experience that creating a flexible, supportive and diverse workplace helps them be their best selves both in and out of the office.”
WWT understands that creating a supportive, respectful and diverse workplace benefits all employees – and is also good for overall business. Research from Great Place to Work supports that these types of workplaces often experience lower turnover and faster revenue growth than their peers.Earlier in 2017, Fortune and Great Place to Work also honored WWT on the following lists:
- Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For 2017 (ranked 40)
- Best Large Workplaces in Technology 2017 (ranked 7)
- Best Large Companies in the Bay Area 2017 (ranked 23)
- Best Workplaces for Millennials 2017 (ranked 40)
- Best Workplaces for Women 2017 (ranked 67)
The Best Workplaces for Parents and the Best Workplaces for Diversity are two in a series of rankings by Fortune and Great Place to Work based on employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work–Certified™ organizations. To see the schedule of all Great Place to Work Best Workplace lists and more information on how to apply, visit Great Place to Work online.Fortune online
About the Best Workplaces for Parents
To determine the Best Workplaces for Parents list, Great Place to Work® compared 443,258 parents’ and non-parents’ responses to more than 50 survey questions anonymously rating their employers. The data revealed that after having children, parents – especially mothers – have a different experience than their colleagues of the inclusivity and opportunities for advancement at their organizations, among other differentiators. To determine the list, Great Place to Work took into account organizations’ success in overcoming these differences in experience to create a great place to work for all employees, regardless of parenting status. They focused their analysis on parents’ overall feedback, analyzing how their experiences compare to that of their colleagues, and the quality of the benefits provided to support them.
About the Best Workplaces in Diversity
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from 442,624 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.Learn more at Greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebookand Instagram.
About World Wide Technology
World Wide Technology (WWT) is a technology solution provider with more than $9 billion in annual revenue that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations around the globe. While most companies talk about delivering business and technology outcomes, WWT does it. Based in St. Louis, WWT employs more than 4,000 people and operates over 2 million square feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world.For more information about World Wide Technology, visit www.wwt.com.
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