As we think about what we’re thankful for this season, one of the stand-outs is our Boston-area workforce. Our employees are committed and passionate, and they give their all every day to deliver the great products and experience we want for our customers. Not only that, but they are diverse, bringing their individual backgrounds, perspectives and skills to their work.
At Comcast, we’ve found one of the keys to success in cultivating an engaged, diverse workforce is providing employees with leadership development opportunities, especially through active Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) supported by company leadership. Locally, our six ERGs are focused on women, veterans, young professionals, LGTBQ, African Americans and those with different abilities — all of which share the common objective of building an inclusive and diverse workforce to reflect the communities we serve in Greater Boston and beyond. In addition, the Greater Boston Region has its own Diversity & Inclusion Council, which is comprised of high-performing employees selected by the senior leadership team to participate and help the region further its diversity goals. Nationwide, seven out of 10 new hires in 2017 were women or people of color. Plus, we’ve hired more than 15,000 members of the military community since 2010.
There’s no better way to show this commitment to Diversity & Inclusion than with stories about our talented and highly trained local workforce and recent workplace awards.
Recently, Comcast’s Greater Boston Region (led by Tracy Pitcher, Regional SVP) was honored as one of the 2018 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts by The Boston Globe and The Commonwealth Institute. The list is based on a number of factors, including number of full-time employees in the state along with workplace and management diversity.
Comcast’s workforce and best place to work environment has also received acclaim on a local and national basis from the Boston Business Journal to Fortune. Just last week, Comcast was once again recognized as one of the 2018 Top Places to Work in Massachusetts by The Boston Globe. And Esmerelda “Es” Heredia, one of our top Xfinity Store employees in the Greater Boston Region, was profiled in “Ten workers who really love their jobs”.
Earlier this year, The Boston Globe profiled Lauren Bonsignore, one of our technicians out of South Boston as part of its weekly “On The Job” series here. Lauren talks about what it’s like to be a tech sharing a snapshot of her typical day. For example, as Lauren puts it “Not only are we doing troubleshooting and installations but teaching customers how to use all the new devices. People are either very skeptical because I’m a woman or they think I’m a tech whiz who knows it all. I’ve even helped install printer cartridges – I’m not going to say no to a request if I can help it.” More on Lauren and other members of our local workforce here.
We’re continuing to hire, and our goal is our employees’ stories and our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion inspire a wide array of talented applicants to join our award-winning work environment. As our HR colleagues like to say, “Imagine the Possibilities”. We love to hear from talented individuals at https://comca.st/2SZWTZ0.