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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We’re building a culture where everyone belongs.
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DE&I isn’t just a box to check; it’s a vision to realize.

At Onward Search, we attract diverse talent, celebrate our differences, and empower every voice equally. Our commitment to DE&I is steadfast, and we’re proud to give back to non-profits that share our unwavering beliefs.

Our dream is a world where every workplace is as welcoming as our own. Through alliances, education initiatives, and accountability measures, we strive to make that dream a reality.

Ken Clark, CEO, Onward Search
When we celebrate our beliefs and discuss our differences, we become a more informed, more cohesive, and more inclusive organization.

Ken Clark

Onward Search CEO

DE&I Highlights and Achievements

We are continually working to make Onward Search a more vibrantly diverse, equitable and inclusive organization. Here are some of the ways we’ve succeeded.

Comparably Best CEOs for Women 2022 Emblem awarded to Onward Search

Awarded “Best CEOs for Women” by Comparably.

Onward Search Best of Staffing Awards

Awarded Best of Staffing for service to clients and talent.

Onward Search diversity equity and inclusion Glassdoor rating 4.6/5 stars

Diversity rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars on Glassdoor.

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Approximately 50% of our entire team identify as female.

Comparably award emblem showing Onward Search ranks 1st in Diversity Equity & Inclusion Score amongst competitors

Rank 1st in Diversity Score amongst competitors on Comparably.

Comparably award emblem showing Onward Search ranks 1st in Diversity Equity & Inclusion Score amongst competitors

Rank 1st in Gender Score amongst competitors on Comparably.

Comparably award emblem showing Onward Search ranks 1st in Diversity Equity & Inclusion Score amongst competitors

Rank 1st in eNPS amongst competitors on Comparably.

InHerSight award emblem showing Onward Search rated the #1 Staffing & Recruiting Company to Work For by Women for diversity, equity, & inclusion

Rated the #1 Staffing & Recruiting Company to Work For by Women on InHerSight.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Within

Our incredibly accepting culture is a testimony to our collective beliefs and consistent actions. Here are some of the many measures we take to embrace DE&I within our walls:

Empowering our DE&I Task Force to implement diversity initiatives, share causes to rally behind, and uphold our inclusive culture

Educating one another on culturally significant issues and current events

Surveying teams to ensure all feel comfortable and implementing feedback to improve our practices

Building mentoring and development programs for diverse individuals

Engaging with DE&I consultants to continually evaluate and improve our DE&I strategy

Promoting individuality by giving people the option to add their pronouns to email signatures, slack names, and zoom titles

Offering employees a forum to ask our executive leadership team DEI-related questions and offering the team the highest level of transparency

Giving paid time off for elections, Juneteenth, & Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK Day)

Donating to non-profit organizations that support diverse communities

Diversity Recruitment (Inside and Out)

We’re proud to help the nation’s top companies build the diverse workforces they need to succeed. Here are some of the ways we find and attract diverse talent for our clients and teams:

Candidate Sourcing from Exclusive Diverse Talent Networks

Diverse Job Board Targeting

Innovative Recruitment Tools and Utilization

Unbiased Anonymized Talent Showcase Development

Inclusive Job Description Creation

Blind Resume Reviews

Interview Best Practices and Reinforcement

Performance-based Hiring

Collecting, Monitoring, and Reporting on DE&I Metrics

Sharing Free Market Pay Data

Career Pathing

Management Training

Performance Evaluations

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DE&I Partnerships

We are proud to partner with and give back to organizations that believe what we believe, and strive to make all workplaces more inclusive spaces.

DE&I Resources

We aim to educate and inspire the diverse groups we serve. We’ve developed content and reports focused on diversity recruitment, diversity strategy, and comprehensive career resources.

Many Faces, One Team

At Onward Search, we know that the diversity of our team is vital to our success. We are building an incredibly supportive community that aligns with our core values and gives everyone a chance to be heard.

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Onward Search CEO Ken Clark and family holding up Pride flags for diversity, equity, and inclusion
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