Rogers named one of Canada's best diversity employers
TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2013 /CNW/ – Rogers Communications has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2013 by Mediacorp Canada Inc. The award recognizes Rogers for its leadership in creating a diverse environment for its employees, customers and communities.
“We are proud to be chosen as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers,” said Jim Reid, Rogers Senior Vice-President of Human Resources and Chief HR Officer. “Diversity is a cornerstone of our culture at Rogers. We firmly believe that championing diversity makes us a better employer. It helps us to further understand and serve our customers. And, it enables us to contribute to our communities in strong and meaningful ways.”
Diversity is integral to the company’s overall talent management strategy. Hiring thousands of Canadians every year and building diverse high performing teams is an on-going focus and essential to the company’s success. In line with this, Rogers has a multi-year diversity plan that is developed and championed by the company’s most senior leaders as well as employees.
Rogers was also recognized for helping women leaders advance through the Rogers Women’s Network (RWN). The RWN is part of the talent agenda at Rogers and focuses on developing its female leaders to help them build the skills and networks they need to transition into the next level of their careers. RWN provides sponsorship to the Rotman School of Management’s Initiative for Women in Business to sponsor programs such as the Rotman Back to Work Program and the”The Judy Project”, a Rotman executive development program that helps women move into senior leadership and CEO positions. Rogers is also a member of Catalyst Canada that advocates the advancement of women in business.
Rogers commitment to dignity and respect was also a factor in the award win. Rogers ensures that all employees have a wealth of information on policies that support a respectful workplace. All employees must take annual Business Code of Conduct training to ensure they understand and follow these policies.
Launched in 2008, Canada’s Best Diversity Employers recognizes employers across Canada that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs. This competition examines a range of diversity initiatives covering five major employee groups: (a) Women; (b) Members of visible minorities; (c) Persons with disabilities; (d) Aboriginal peoples; and (e) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered/Transsexual (LGBT) peoples.
About Rogers Communications
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada’s largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada’s leading providers of cable television, high speed Internet and telephony services. Through Rogers Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit rogers.com.
SOURCE: Rogers Wireless and Cable