Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the company has been selected as a “Best Diversity Company for 2012” by readers and website visitors of Diversity / Careers in Engineering & Information Technology (Diversity/Careers) magazine.
Diversity/Careers magazine readers and website visitors voted during March and April in the sixth annual Best Diversity Companies Readers’ Survey. Voters identified the corporations, government agencies and other organizations in the United States employing technical professionals that are doing the highest quality work in their diversity efforts. Selections were based on perceptions formed by personal experiences, discussions and published information.
Diversity efforts are increasingly important for manufacturing revitalization efforts in the U.S. According to the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, there are 3.3 million job openings in the U.S., many going unfilled for several months, as roughly half of employers now say they’re having a hard time finding qualified workers to hire, especially in technical fields.
As a global technology company, Siemens PLM Software must be able to recruit talented people, not only in the U.S., but around the world. A diverse environment in which employees can best develop and contribute their skills is critical to maintaining a leadership position in the PLM market. Diverse teams with a broad spectrum of skills, experience and qualifications increase the wealth of ideas in the organization and strengthen the power to innovate.
“Readers have spoken and Siemens PLM Software has been recognized as a 2012 Best Diversity Company, for its support of minorities and women, attention to work/life balance and commitment to diversity,” said Roberta Renard, CEO and publisher, Diversity/Careers.
“We have a long history of making diversity a high priority and we consider our diverse employee base a true competitive advantage,” said Hulas King, director, Global Community Relations and GO PLM Programs, Siemens PLM Software. “To be voted a Best Diversity Company again tells us that we are focusing on the right diversity initiatives critical to maintaining our leadership position in the PLM market.”