KeyBank is dedicated to honoring and fostering diversity and inclusion within its workforce and communities. In December, Key celebrated external recognition of its successful approach from two important organizations.
Key achieved its eighth annual perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT equality in the workplace. The ranking designates KeyBank as a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.”
“We recognize that diverse individuals bring with them unique backgrounds, experiences, and ideas, which make KeyBank stronger,” said Poppie Parish SVP of Key’s Diversity and Inclusion segment. “Closely tied to diversity, the power of inclusion means all employees are valued and encouraged to bring their authentic selves to work each day. At Key, these tenants are woven into our corporate fabric.”
The bank also announced it is one of the top ten companies recognized by Profiles in Diversity Journal with an “International Innovation in Diversity” award. The award honors companies working to align diverse practices with business goals. KeyBank was recognized for its unique talent acquisition strategy, which is substantially increasing workforce diversity at the bank.
“We’ve had a longstanding focus on recruiting diverse individuals, and, in 2015, we took a new approach,” said Brian Fishel, Key’s Chief Talent Officer. “The Talent Acquisition team has significantly invested in branding, education and tools to attract and hire diverse talent. Our results demonstrate KeyBank’s collective commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce,” says Fishel.