Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Staffing


IDEA Group

As employers of millions of workers across the nation, staffing agencies uniquely embrace America’s diversity. Our workforce includes every race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, and identity. We celebrate diversity because it helps make our companies, our employees, and the clients we serve stronger and more successful.

ASA recognizes that efforts to increase diversity have a powerful and positive effect on the workforce. For firms looking to develop a deeper understanding of diversity supplier initiatives and strategies for inclusion, ASA has developed this content exclusively for its staffing professional members. In 2020, ASA launched the IDEA Interest Group. Visit the interest group community on ASA Central and begin networking with your fellow peers!

The IDEA Interest Group connects ASA members who work in inclusion and diversity initiatives in their workplace and those interested in contributing to conversations that help make sustainable change.

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Disability Employment Resources

ASA and the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy formed an alliance in 2020 to advance the employment of people with disabilities. Through this partnership, ASA and ODEP collaborate to provide reliable information and resources to help staffing firms create inclusive workplaces for people with disabilities. This webpage serves as a resource for employer organizations that want to recruit, hire, retain, and advance people with disabilities.

Diversity in Staffing Resources

How will earning a minority business certification affect your company’s bottom line? Increase your expertise on diversity-based certification programs and gain a competitive advantage for your company in diverse markets.

Diversity in Staffing: Terminology

Expand your knowledge base and familiarize yourself with key terms used by diversity suppliers and diversity-certified businesses.

Diverse Business Partnership Opportunities

Learn why supplier diversity matters—watch the recording of the Staffing World® 2019 session “Diverse Business Partnership Opportunities,” a panel discussion facilitated by Ken Taunton, CSC, ASA inclusion, diversity, equity, and advocacy group chair.

Pledge to Act and Support More Inclusive Workplaces

C-level executives: Show your company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Sign the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion Pledge.






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