Wednesday, 31 October 2018

US airline Delta named a ‘Best Workplace for Women’ for second straight year

The US airline, Delta has been named as one of the USA's Best Workplaces for Women for the second year in a row from Great Place To Work and Fortune. 

The list considered more than 540,000 employee surveys from hundreds of businesses across all sectors of the economy and the ranking gauged women's assessment of their companies culture, leadership, fairness and other elements essential to achieving a great workplace. Delta has earnt 69th place on the list.  "At Delta, we actively look for ways to champion women," said Joanne Smith, Delta's Executive Vice President and Chief HR Officer. "This includes continuing to increase representation and importantly, working to create an inclusive, engaging and welcoming environment. This year we achieved 100 percent pay parity, something few companies have done. We'll need to keep working hard to build a workplace that's equitable in all areas, and this recognition reflects the progress we're making in this area."

To determine the Best Workplaces for Women, Great Place to Work analyzed anonymous survey feedback representing more than 4.5 million U.S. employees. Most of the ranking is based on what women themselves report in a 60-question "Trust Index" survey about their workplace, and how fairly those experiences compare to men's reports of the same workplaces. Fifteen percent of the remaining rank is based on how well represented women are in the workforce and throughout management, considering industry trends.

"This year, we pledged to close the employee experience gender gap by 2020, and these winning organizations are leading the way in achieving this mission, proving that all companies, regardless of their industry, size or complexity, can be great workplaces for women," said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. "Empowering women in the workplace isn't just the right thing to do – it's a business imperative. Organizations can create their own equitable cultures by learning from the companies on this list, who get women's buy-in of the mission and inspire them to innovate, driving the entire company forward."

Delta was the only airline making the top 75, while the best sector for companies included on the list was information technology.  Full listing is here