TI founder Cecil Green underscored the company's people philosophy when he said, "Getting ahead depends not on working people, but on working with people."
In that spirit, our leaders pay close attention to the safety, health and well-being of our valued workforce. We believe that a collaborative and inclusive work environment, complemented with targeted training and development, inspires innovation. This approach is integral to our long-term success as a company and applies to employees of all races, ethnicities, ages, genders, religious beliefs and sexual orientation.
During 2012, a lot of hard work and collaboration from employees around the world resulted in a smooth integration of National Semiconductor into the TI family. Given our demanding work schedules, we continue to maintain work-life benefits to help employees balance the demands of work and life at home. We believe that providing flexibility in how work gets done is important to remaining competitive. We also continue our efforts to educate and align all employees on our values, ethics and associated expectations.
For most people, achieving a work-life balance in today's fast-paced world is an ongoing challenge. With so many demands on our time – from job responsibilities to family commitments – creating and maintaining balance is no easy task. Our leaders realized long ago that to recruit and retain the best people, we must offer competitive pay and benefits, opportunities for advancement, and a suite of programs to help employees integrate their careers and personal lives. This improves their productivity and satisfaction, which gives us a competitive advantage.
We offer a wide range of programs that give employees tools, resources and information so that they can establish and maintain the appropriate level of work-life balance that fits their needs and those of their families. Some of these programs include flexible work schedules and work options; paid paternity and adoption leave; free concierge services to help employees with errands, gift buying and trip planning; College Coach and parenting programs; elder care and child care resources and referrals; and professional service programs.
Our leaders take seriously their responsibilities as stewards of the company culture, workplace and brand. They serve as role models among employees and in the communities where we operate. For example, Rich Templeton, our chairman, president and CEO, chaired the 2012 campaign for the United Way for Metropolitan Dallas.
Company leaders also set the direction and pace for company activities, and ensure the well-being, success and recognition of the workforce. They are accountable for providing employees personalized development opportunities and helping build the next generation of leaders, both business and technical.
In addition to company leadership, we set the pace for a safe and respectful working environment through regular training and established guidelines, including our code of business conduct; business practices statement; corporate policy and procedure for environmental, safety and health; and the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition's code of conduct.
We are recognized internationally for our commitment to maintaining a safe, ethical and inclusive work environment. We receive numerous awards related to this commitment. In 2012, we were:
TI again was recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index, which listed the company among the "Best Places to Work" for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.
- Named among the "World's Most Admired Companies" (ranking second in the industry) by Fortune Magazine.
- Included on Working Mother Magazine's "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" for the 17th consecutive year.
- Received CareerBliss.com's Leap Award for employee happiness.
- Named by Minority Engineer Magazine as one of its "Top 50 Employers."
- Recognized by the National Association for Female Executives as one of its "Top Companies for Executive Women" for the seventh consecutive year.
- Named "Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles," Platinum Level by the National Business Group on Health.
- Recognized by Woman Engineer Magazine as one of its "Top 50 Employers" for the third consecutive year.