Springfield, Massachusetts-based Big Y Markets has been named as one of America’s Greatest Places for Diversity 2023 by Newsweek and Plant-A Insights Group which conducted a large-scale employer study based upon more than 350,000 company reviews across six economic sectors and 34 different industries throughout the U.S.
These reviews generated scoring based upon available data and interviews, as well as an anonymous online survey of a diverse pool of employees at companies with 1,000 or more employees. Respondents were asked questions about corporate culture, working environment and other subjects at their own companies and at others that they were familiar with.
According to Newsweek, “most companies these days talk a lot about diversity. It is common to hear employers emphasizing their efforts to recruit and promote people of different ages, races, genders, sexuality and abilities. And, that makes sense, not only because it is well-documented that workplaces filled with people with different worldviews are more creative, more innovative and generally make better decisions. Employing a wide variety of people who feel comfortable and respected isn’t a desirable perk, it is simply good business.”
Big Y puts emphasis on employee experience and feedback focusing on flexibility, overall recognition, work/life balance and fostering a culture of caring and inclusion. It engages in employee roundtables, focus groups, Employee Resource Groups and conduct frequent feedback on improving their work environment.
Receiving this award highlights the importance of listening to every employee. Big Y’s first ERG, Women L.E.A.D, is focused on inspiring and empowering women to break barriers and seize opportunities for their personal and professional development through education, leadership, networking and mentoring. Big Y also has an active ERG called Y You Belong that is on a mission to ensure an inclusive and belonging culture that is fair and equitable by focusing on education, recruitment/retention, and advancement/promotion.
“While our work in diversity, equity and inclusion is never done, all of us at Big Y are honored to be recognized through this national award,” said Michael P. D’Amour, Big Y COO. “We remain grateful to our teams for their ongoing efforts to building a stronger community and caring culture.”
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