MONTREAL, Feb. 19, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - National Bank is proud to have
once again made the list of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2013,
as chosen by Mediacorp Canada, Inc., which recognizes 50 Canadian
employers who have developed exceptional inclusiveness programs for
employees from five major groups: women; members of visible minorities;
persons with disabilities; aboriginal peoples; and lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender/transsexual (LGBT) peoples.
"National Bank sees diversity as a great source of richness and is
committed to promoting it within all business units. We also seek to
showcase a wide range of talents and skills to reflect the Bank's
social fabric and needs in terms of its qualified workforce," stated
Lynn Jeanniot, Executive Vice-President - Human Resources and Corporate
Affairs at National Bank.
To reach these objectives, the Bank has adopted human resources
practices that are sensitive to diversity and has created many internal
networks. The Bank also works with various organizations to improve the
integration of minority groups into the job market.
Specifically in 2012, the Bank created two internal networks to
encourage employee development and leadership. The Women's Leadership
Network gives support to women pursuing their careers at National Bank
who wish to move up within the organization as managers. The IDEO
network—a network that targets inclusion and destigmatization for
equality, regardless of orientation—is intended for members of the gay,
lesbian, bisexual and transgender/transsexual community.
The Bank's diversity initiatives are successful. It is one of the
Canadian banks with the highest number of women in senior management
positions—this figure rose 46% between 2002 and 2012. As for the
representation of visible minorities at the Bank, the percentage more
than doubled during this same time period.
Being designated Best Diversity Employer is one of many distinctions
that National Bank has received over the past year, including the 50
Best Employers in Canada and Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate
About National Bank of Canada
With $178 billion in assets as at October 31, 2012, National Bank of
Canada (www.nbc.ca), together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading
integrated financial groups, and was named among the five strongest
banks in the world by Bloomberg Markets. The Bank has close to 20,000
employees and is widely recognized as a top employer. Its securities
are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow the Bank's
activities via social media and learn more about its extensive
community involvement at clearfacts.ca and commitment.nationalbank.ca.
SOURCE: National Bank of Canada
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