Top 50 Companies For Diversity In 2014

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Novartis/Facebook Medical professionals in a Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation-sponsored training program in Africa. Novartis topped this year's list.

Besides its obvious humanitarian benefits, diversity in the workplace is also good for business. To a company's main constituents - it's employees, clients and other stakeholders - it's a sign that management is paying attention to their needs and cares about its impact on the people closest to its operation.

"Companies with great reputations attract the best and most skilled employees who then create and deliver the best products and services," said DiversityInc founder and CEO Luke Visconti. It's no wonder then that many of the employers that appear on DiversityInc's top 50 companies for diversity are also featured in the Fortune 500 and 50 Best Employers in America lists.

The 14th annual list by DiversityInc was compiled from a 300-question survey answered by staff from companies with 1,000 U.S. workers or more. Learn more about the methodology here.

Notably, the technology sector continues to lag behind other industries in embracing diversity. IBM and Dell are the only two tech companies featured, while Microsoft lost its 44th spot from the year before and fell off the list. Apple declined to participate.

Check out the list below to see if your company or dream employer are among the leaders in supporting a more diverse workplace. Companies with asterisks (*) are currently hiring, so click to apply today.

1. Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Corporation
2. Sodexo*
3. EY4. Kaiser Permanente
5. PricewaterhouseCoopers*6. MasterCard Worldwide
7. Procter & Gamble8. Prudential Financial*
9. Johnson & Johnson*10. AT&T*
11. Deloitte12. Accenture*
13. Abbott14. Merck & Co*
15. Cummins*16. Marriott International*
17. Wells Fargo*18. Cox Communications*
19. Aetna*20. General Mills*
21. KPMG22. Target*
23. IBM*24. ADP*
25. New York Life*26. BASF*
27. Eli Lilly and Company*28. Northrop Grumman*
29. WellPoint*30. Colgate-Palmolive*
31. Kellogg Company*32. Dell*
33. The Coca-Cola Company*34. The Walt Disney Company
35. Kraft Foods Group*36. TIAA-CREF*
37. Allstate Insurance Company*38. Toyota Motor North America*
39. Wyndham Worldwide*40. Rockwell Collins*
41. Medtronic*42. Time Warner*
43. Verizon Communications*44. Comcast*
45. TD Bank46. Monsanto
47. KeyCorp48. JCPenney*
49. AbbVie50. Nielsen*
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