This is a great opportunity for Arizona employers to showcase their diverse and inclusive cultures.
Phoenix, AZ (June 18, 2015) – BestCompaniesAZ is now enrolling corporate sponsors for its upcoming Annual Diversity & Inclusion Career Event, being held on Aug. 13 at the Hyatt Regency, 122 North Second St., Phoenix, AZ, 85004, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. One of four quarterly events hosted by BestCompaniesAZ this year, the Diversity & Inclusion Career Event, is free to job seekers who register in advance. Hiring companies receive a list and resumes of qualified candidates generated by the event.
To be eligible for participation, sponsoring companies must have programs in place that support diversity and/or have earned at least one prestigious state or national workplace award. Most employers have earned many workplace honors, such as Diversity Inc.’s Top 50, Arizona’s Most Admired Companies, CareerBuilder’s Top Companies to Work for in Arizona, Arizona’s Best Companies to Watch, FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® in America, FORTUNE Most Admired Companies, US Veterans Magazine’s Best of the Best, among others.
Interested sponsoring companies should contact Denise Gredler, BestCompaniesAZ at 480-545-5151 or email dgredler@bestcompaniesAZ.com.
Each event typically attracts high-growth corporate sponsors that are either headquartered in Arizona, or have a strong regional presence in the greater Phoenix area. At BestCompaniesAZ Career Events, there are hundreds of open positions, at all levels, in the fields of finance, IT, healthcare, customer service/client relations, sales and hospitality. The format of each event allows recruiters and company representatives to meet with candidates and share information about careers, corporate culture and the range of available opportunities.
On event day, registration and on-site check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. From noon to 12:30 p.m., Platinum and Gold sponsors are invited to feature a speaker from their company who can enlighten job seekers about unique aspects of their workplace, opportunities, and the types of soft skills they look for in candidates. Following that, additional career networking is available one-on-one until 2 p.m.
“BestCompaniesAZ Career Events are unlike other job fairs, because we feature company spokespersons from the state’s top employers who share specific insights in line with our event theme – in this case Diversity & Inclusion – and how their company supports these initiatives. Additionally, these spokespersons are typically experts on their company’s workplace, growth opportunities and corporate culture, and are able to offer job seekers a richer perspective than what could be found on a website or corporate brochure, says Denise Gredler, Founder & CEO BestCompaniesAZ. “It’s a win-win for everyone. Companies find a terrific pool of candidates at our events, and job seekers are meeting one-on-one with Arizona’s most prestigious employers in a warm, friendly, networking environment,” said Gredler.
Featured companies this year include: Charles Schwab, Dignity Health Arizona, Synchrony Financial, USAA, Progrexion, GoDaddy, Hyatt Regency-Phoenix, Medtronic, Vanguard, and ZocDoc. Also leading up to and on-site at each event, the nonprofit Career Connectors volunteers free coaching and resume services to job candidates.
Shannon Feltes Grimes, Talent Attraction Manager of Charles Schwab, says, “Schwab is honored to be part of the BestCompaniesAZ Diversity Career Event. When Chuck started the firm, his vision was a world where investing was accessible to all investors. Because serving diverse investors requires diverse talent, we are committed to hiring and retaining employees from unique backgrounds, strengths and perspectives. Once an employee has landed at Schwab, they will experience an inclusive, collaborative culture driven by our employees’ individual strengths.”
BestCompaniesAZ has been at the forefront of identifying, developing and promoting Arizona’s best companies for more than a decade. As co-founder of the very first workplace award program in Arizona, BestCompaniesAZ is committed to helping companies maximize their branding, recruitment and retention results by offering consulting services in the areas of employee surveying, best practices, culture development and human resources. Outstanding achievement in these fields is promoted to the national workforce and H.R. communities through social media and local public relations outreach programs. In addition to networking events and corporate coaching, BestCompaniesAZ offers annual award programs that promote and reward best practices for Arizona corporations.
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