Spotlight on diversity: Multicultural workforce makes Aflac a stronger company
For Aflac, diversity in the workforce isn't just a matter of equality and human dignity; it's a crucial component of the company's success. Aflac is consistently recognized as one of the most diverse companies in the United States, not to mention one of the best places to work. That's because the company is made up of many different groups, including 40 percent minorities and 70 percent women.
In this video, Aflac employees Brenda Mullins and Lanita Lucas tell us about how the company works to highlight and honor the diversity of its employees. Each month, Aflac's diversity celebration has a different focus, like gender diversity, military day, working parents day, African American history and Hispanic culture.
Aflac's Diversity Week began as a one-day event, but has been expanded to accommodate a broad range of activities including a taste tour, when employees bring in dishes from various cultures. Not only does Aflac's workforce get to learn about each other's lives and cultures, they have a lot of fun doing it.
"We want to show our employees that we are an inclusive environment," says Lucas. "That we care about you as an individual, we care about your culture."
Learn more about Aflac's commitment to diversity at Aflac.com.
Aflac workforce is very diverse. We have 40% minorities, women are 70%. That's according to Aflac because we know that that is what's gonna make Aflac a better workplace.
We do things every month, all year long. And so, each month we try to have a focus.
Different days, let's focus on something different, whether it be generational, Military Day, Working Parents Day.
We focus on gender diversity, social diversity, health diversity, African American History, Hispanic culture.
At Aflac this week, we're holding our diversity week.
Diversity week started out as one day, but it has expanded to a week. We have a diversity taste tour. We ask employees to bring in anything from appetizers, main dishes or desserts. Well, as you can see, we have a variety of dishes here. My favorite thing is the silent auction and all of the proceeds will benefit our Aflac Cancer Center.
Today, at this table, what we're doing, is for our soldiers that are deployed.
We are asking for donations, so that we can send over to the deployed soldiers. We want to make sure that we are keeping all of our employees in mind.
We want to show the employees that we are an inclusive environment, that we care about you, as an individual. We care about your culture.
We want to make sure that they're not only learning stuff but they are having fun while doing it.
It's a celebration of all our workforce and our employees, and that's what it's all about.