Attracting Talent

In line with Anthem’s commitment to build a world-class workforce, we partner with external organizations, colleges and universities, and our nine associate resource groups to recruit, retain, and develop the best talent.

Our associates’ varied experiences, backgrounds, and strengths broaden our outlook and enhance our business solutions and operations.

Talent Acquisition »

Anthem’s Talent Acquisition team uses a variety of venues to reach out to a diverse pool of candidates. Throughout the year, we attend career events, work with professional organizations, post our positions on diversity job boards, participate in career conferences, and visit a wide array of colleges and universities. Our goal is to ensure that we are reaching the best talent to help Anthem address the needs of our diverse member and customer base, now and in the future.

We maintain a strong presence at events organized by such groups as the National Black MBA Association, the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, Black Data Processing Associates, and the International Association of Black Actuaries.

Our nine associate resource groups (ARGs) actively collaborate with Talent Acquisition and participate in targeted career events, providing insight to recruiters and managers as they engage and hire key talent, including military veterans and people with disabilities. In addition, Anthem leverages the ARGs to recruit diverse candidates and promote existing job opportunities among ARG members.

College Recruitment »

Through our internship program and targeted hiring of new graduates, we are able to deepen diversity in our organization. We have strategically partnered with key colleges and universities to source and recruit students via career fairs, company presentations, and on-campus interviews. We vigorously promote our opportunities and maintain a visible presence on diversity websites such as Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities.

To help build our brand equity on campuses, we have created three new initiatives to engage our interns and new graduates by using their extensive social media and online expertise. They serve as social media ambassadors, collaborate on content for our corporate blog, and share real work experiences via our Project Display Case section, which will be launched on our website later this year.

Veterans and People with Disabilities »

In recent years, Anthem has increased its outreach efforts to organizations that promote the employment and well-being of veterans and people with disabilities. We actively recruit them and offer our associates a workplace culture that focuses on abilities and on the contributions all of us can make to the business.

For many years, we have had strong partnerships with external organizations that are at the forefront of promoting the employment of people with disabilities. Through these partnerships, we’ve developed best practices that place Anthem among the top employers for people with disabilities. Anthem was named a DiversityInc Top 10 Company for People with Disabilities in 2013 and 2014. We have earned recognition from numerous groups, including the National Organization on Disability, the American Association of People with Disabilities, the U.S. Business Leadership Network, and WrightChoice. Anthem participates on the steering committees and boards of some of these groups.

In 2014, Anthem became a Founding Partner of the new Disability Equality Index (DEI), a joint initiative of the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). The DEI is a national, transparent benchmarking tool that offers businesses an opportunity to receive an objective score, on a scale of zero to 100, on their disability inclusion policies and practices.

All of Anthem’s job listings auto-syndicate to disability sites such as Disaboom, disabilityhiring.com, and the Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program Representatives (a military networking site). Positions posted to CareerBuilder also appear on disability-jobs.net and AbilityLinks.org. In 2013, we added a disability-optimized website where all Anthem jobs currently are listed (antheminc-disability.jobs).

Anthem is a national member of Hero Health Hire, a coalition of health care companies dedicated to helping our nation’s veterans with disabilities find and retain meaningful employment, and of the 100K Jobs Mission, a coalition launched by leading U.S. businesses with the goal of hiring 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020. We also partner with popular military recruiting sites such as the U.S. Veterans Pipeline and Think Beyond the Label, and continue to work with local transition assistance programs for veterans.

 

 

Our goal is to ensure we are reaching the best talent to help Anthem address the needs of our diverse member and customer base... now and for the future.