Diversity, inclusion and belonging have always been important, but they are even more top-of-mind now.
Since the death of George Floyd in police custody on May 25 as well as the killings of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, protests calling for justice reform and the Black Lives Matter movement have driven the importance of diversity home even further.
SIA has been compiling its list of diversity staffing firms for a number of years, but this year the situation in the US is much different with the protests as well as the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, which is affecting communities of color disproportionately.
“SIA’s diversity-supplier list dates back over a decade, with a focus on heightening visibility for the list and for the ongoing conversation around diversity and inclusion in more recent years,” said Subadhra Sriram, editor & publisher, media products, at SIA. “But diversity and inclusion cannot remain just a conversation. The workforce solutions ecosystem must continue to address the racism and cultural bias that impacts the hiring process and the talent industry-wide. It is our hope that this list helps companies to support diversity and inclusion in business ownership and keeps a spotlight on the changes that are needed to advance more diverse and inclusive communities.”
This year’s list includes 147 firms. For an accompanying article, Senior Editor Craig Johnson interviewed several diversity-owned staffing firms and others in the workforce solutions ecosystem regarding the state of diversity, inclusion and belonging in the industry.