Firm received perfect rating for fourth year in a row on
Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index
CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global professional services firm Huron (NASDAQ: HURN) has been named a
Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality by earning a 100 percent rating on
the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2017
Corporate Equality Index. The national benchmarking survey on
corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality
evaluates employers on equal employment opportunities, benefits, public
engagement and responsible citizenship.
“Being recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality is a
testament to our commitment to providing a great place to work for all
our employees. Celebrating the diversity of our workforce fosters an
inclusive work environment, and strengthens our thought leadership and
expertise as a business,” says Patricia Olsen, Huron’s corporate vice
president of human resources. “We are better able to advise our clients
when all our employees – regardless of race, gender, religion or sexual
orientation – bring their ideas and experiences to their work.”
As a reflection of its values, Huron encourages collaboration and a
sense of corporate community through seven employee resource groups.
These teams, including the LGBTA group, provide diverse employees
opportunities to network, mentor and share information across
backgrounds and experiences.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation created the Corporate Equality
Index survey in 2002 in response to limited U.S. federal protection
against LGBT discrimination in the workplace. The survey’s growth in
prominence has encouraged businesses to expand on gender identity
protections, benefits for same-sex couples and holistic corporate
Huron is a global professional services firm committed to achieving
sustainable results in partnership with its clients. The company brings
depth of expertise in strategy, technology, operations, advisory
services and analytics to drive lasting and measurable results in the
healthcare, higher education, life sciences and commercial sectors.
Through focus, passion and collaboration, Huron provides guidance to
support organizations as they contend with the change transforming their
industries and businesses. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.