MONTREAL, Feb. 10, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - National Bank is very proud to be named for a fourth consecutive year as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers, as ranked by Mediacorp Canada Inc. This prestigious contest rewards Canadian companies that stand out through their efforts to create diverse, inclusive workplaces.
"One of National Bank's top priorities is to showcase the talents of all our employees, regardless of their cultural origin, age, gender or sexual orientation," explained Lynn Jeanniot, Executive Vice-President - Human Resources and Corporate Affairs. "We firmly intend to continue with this approach in the years to come, while always aligning our organization with diversity best practices."
One great example of National Bank's diversity initiatives is the fact that women fill 48.4% of senior management positions. Several internal networks established for women, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) community and young employees are also very popular.
To achieve its diversity objectives, the Bank can also count on various partnerships with outside organizations, such as those active with newcomers to Canada and people with disabilities.
Companies looking to take part in the Canada's Best Diversity Employers contest can do so by entering the Canada's Top 100 Employers contest. Participating companies are assessed based on their various diversity-related initiatives, including those focusing on women, visible minorities, the disabled, aboriginal peoples and members of the LGBT community.
About National Bank of Canada
With $188 billion in assets as at October 31, 2013, National Bank of Canada (www.nbc.ca) together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading integrated financial groups, and has been named among the 20 strongest banks in the world by Bloomberg Markets magazine. 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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