Award Recognizes Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives
This August, the American Staffing Association bestowed ASA Care Awards to two staffing companies and one industry supplier. The awards recognize outstanding corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives—business processes that produce an overall positive effect on society—among ASA member companies, associate members, and affiliated chapters.
A panel of independent CSR specialists selected the winners in three categories:
Firms with More Than $100 Million in Annual Sales
Health care staffing company AMN Healthcare created its “AMN Community Connections” program, which provides charitable giving, scholarship programs, relief efforts, and team member volunteerism to support initiatives for the underserved, education, and economic development. Last April, a team of AMN doctors, nurses, and executives visited Guatemala to offer their medical services to hundreds of people in need. With assistance from the nonprofit organization HELPS, the team conducted nearly 94 surgeries, 100 dental treatments, and attended to 562 patients in need.
Firms with $25 Million–$100 Million in Annual Sales
Recognizing that the military population faces significant challenges when leaving active duty, Incepture established its InVET (Incepture’s Veteran Employment Taskforce) program to advocate for and positively impact the lives of veterans and their families through career counseling, military experience transition, recruiting, and charitable events. Since 2011, the company has interacted with 1,000 veterans seeking employment and has placed many of those veterans in jobs.
Assurance Agency Ltd. established an employee-driven initiative designed to “inspire hope in local communities by becoming actively involved and developing meaningful partnerships with charitable organizations.” The company’s employees have volunteered 12,600 labor hours at various charitable events, packed approximately 230,000 pounds of food for a local food bank, and created educational scholarships with a total contribution of $560,000.
In addition, honorable mentions were conferred to three staffing firms, two industry suppliers, and one affiliated chapter:
ASA Affiliated Chapter
New York Staffing Association
ASA Care Award honorees will be formally honored at Staffing World® 2013, the ASA convention and expo, Oct. 8–10 in Orlando, FL.
For more information about the ASA Care Award program, visit americanstaffing.net</em.
Interviews with ASA Care Award winners and ASA executives are available.