For the eighth consecutive year, Intuit has been named among the best places to work based on its commitment to support diversity among employees.
The recognition comes from the Human Rights Campaign, which rated Intuit 100 percent on its annual Corporate Equality Index. The HRC is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
Bring Your Whole Self to Work
Intuit’s status reflects, “It’s the People,” one of Intuit’s six operating values and its “Bring Your Whole Self to Work” mantra. The value also serves as the rallying cry of the company’s Diversity Council and 10 employee networks. Simply put, this means supporting and celebrating employee diversity through benefits programs and respecting colleagues throughout the company.
Longstanding, Public Commitments
The HRC launched the index in 2002 to measure the adoption of inclusive policies, practices and benefits for LGBT employees at Fortune 500 companies. Three years later the group expanded the list to include Fortune 1000 companies, such as Intuit. Four measurements led to Intuit’s perfect score:
- Benefits for same-sex partners and spouses, which has Intuit has offered for more than eighteen years.
- Benefits for transgender employees and dependents.
- Demonstrated competency on LGBT issues: The Intuit Pride Network was founded in 2005 and serves as a connection point for LGBT employees and allies, as well as valued source for feedback on topics impacting LGBT employees.
- Public commitment to the LGBT community: From philanthropy to products, to involvement with LGBT organizations, Intuit is actively committed to diversity. Philanthropically, Intuit supports groups such as Outlet, a program for LGBT youth. In 2007 employees from Intuit’s TurboTax, in partnership with the Pride Network, worked to fine-tune the domestic partner section in our TurboTax products to better serve the growing number of same-sex couples filing taxes in the US. Perhaps most notably, CEO and proud ally, Brad Smith delivered the keynote at the Out & Equal Workplace Summit, a conference that Intuit employees have attended since 2007.
The index is also serves as the data behind HRC Foundation resources aimed at LGBT and ally communities. HRC’s Foundation Employer Search allows job seekers to research thousands of private and public sector U.S. employers, and the Buying for Workplace Equality 2013 guide offers a consumer-oriented buyer’s guide based backed by index ratings.
Above all, the Index validates Intuit’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and serves as a resource for our current and potential employees. To learn more about the HRC and Intuit’s rating check out the Corporate Equality Index.