CHARLOTTE, NC (March 28, 2012) – Compass Group North America is listed among the Top 100 Largest Employers nationwide of college graduates by Diversity Employers magazine.
At Compass Group, diversity and inclusion means more than embracing differences and similarities; it is an opportunity to grow the business by leveraging the experiences, backgrounds, thoughts, abilities and expectations of all associates, clients and customers.
This year, Compass Group moved up the list to #28. Compass Group plans to hire over 450 graduates this year.
For well over a decade, Compass Group’s diversity strategy has been developed to attract, retain, and engage a workforce filled with associates from a variety of backgrounds and enable them to reach their full potential.
Compass Group’s Diversity and Inclusion group
has partnered with Resource Network, the internal recruitment arm
of the company. Together, they have implemented a talent acquisition strategy that develops relationships and partnerships with a number of colleges and universities, such as Johnson and Wales University; The Culinary Institute of America; Texas Tech; University of South Carolina; Johnson C. Smith University; NC Central; University of Arkansas; and industry and minority professional organizations such as the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality and the Multicultural Foodservice and Hospitality Alliance (MFHA), to build a pipeline of diverse talent so that management may hire the best and most qualified talent from an ever-increasing diverse candidate pool.
, manager of college relations and recruitment
with Resource Network, explains, “It’s an honor to be recognized for our collective efforts in this area. Our campus recruitment strategies are focused on building partnerships with colleges and universities where we can showcase our business as a premier career opportunity for these new graduates. We are committed to fostering our partnerships with HBCUs and specialized colleges given the high caliber of talent that these partnerships produce.”
About Compass Group North America
Based in Charlotte NC, Compass Group North America is the leading foodservice and support services company with $11 billion in revenues in 2011. With 470,000 associates worldwide, its parent company, UK-based Compass Group PLC had revenues of ₤15.8 billion in the year to September 30, 2011.
Contact: Sarah Hada, 704-328-1365, Sarah.Hada@compass-usa.com