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Aspen came top of the health industry across Europe and in 37th place overall following an independent survey of more than 100,000 employees from 15,000 companies in 16 countries.
The survey, conducted by Statista, assessed employees’ perception of companies’ inclusiveness or efforts to promote various aspects of diversity. These include gender balance, openness to all forms of sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, disability and age.
The views of typically under-represented groups including women, workers over the age of 40, and people from ethnic minority backgrounds were given more weight in the survey.
This year’s Diversity Leaders were identified between April and August 2020. The countries covered were: Austria; Belgium; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Ireland; Italy; Luxembourg; the Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland and the UK. Statista also sought the opinions of human resources and recruitment experts.
Helen McKibbin, Aspen’s Group HR Director, said:
“We’re absolutely delighted to top the health industry ranking in the Financial Times Diversity Leaders survey, and be ranked as one of Europe’s most inclusive employers. Every recognition we receive is an honour but it’s particularly significant when we receive a recognition based on the opinion of our employees and peers.
“This accolade underlines Aspen’s commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. Providing a work environment that attracts, develops and retains the success of every individual remains a top priority for our business and we’ll be sure to build on the success of these rankings.”
The full survey results and more information about the FT’s rankings can be found here.