Diversity is in our DNA
Diversity is in our DNA
Accelerate your Diversity, Equity and Inclusion agenda by traversing your contingent workforce
Through our MSP programs, we are reinventing how organizations can embrace diversity in their contingent workforce.
It begins with experiences: helping your hires to map into the inclusive methods, habits and behaviors at the heart of your DE&I commitment.
But it doesn't stop there. We're committed to making every workforce a positive reflection of the diversity in the market their organization serves.
Discover our three-part approach and accelerate your DE&I agenda today.
Read our guide.
Certified Diverse MSP
As a certified minority and woman-owned business (MWBE), we are proud to expand the diversity spend opportunities of our clients and channel partners. As an MSP, our success is largely determined by the effectiveness of our talent supply chain.
The greater the impact for our staffing suppliers, the better the results for Workspend. Our diversity initiatives seek to attract and foster strong relationships with staffing suppliers capable of not only providing diversity spend, but also providing value that is heads-and-shoulders above other providers.
Helping our clients achieve their diversity spend goals is just one achievement we strive for. We also pride ourselves in our ability to attract and retain a diverse workforce that is a reflection of the needs of our clients and the marketplace at large. Diversity is a key component of our corporate culture, as evidenced by our highly diverse leadership team and workforce.
A Diverse Talent Supply Chain
We support our customers in fostering and mentoring a diverse talent supply chain through various internal initiatives that include our Diversity Mentor Program and Diversity Leadership Council.
The Managed Services Provider (MSP) or services partner whose services you use to manage your contingent workforce, and is certified as meeting the qualifications of being a diverse company.
Workspend is a minority-owned organization that meets the qualifying criteria of providing diversity spend.
Suppliers / VMS
Suppliers and VMS are a part of the supply chain that play an essential role in maximizing your diversity spend. They meet the criteria necessary to be assigned a diversity classification.
Workspend can partner with a Vendor Management System (VMS) and/or talent supplier to multiply your opportunities to gain diversity spend.
Forging diversity and inclusion in your contingent workforce
Workspend helps organizations implement diverse contingent workforce strategies, promoting a more equitable, productive, and enriched workforce. Embracing diversity within the contingent workforce program not only expands the talent pool, but also maximizes the benefits diversity brings, such as improved innovation, employee satisfaction, and overall business performance.
Our key strategic building blocks include:
1. Tier 1 Diverse Spend
As a certified Minority/Women Business Enterprise (MWBE), Workspend classifies 100% of all spend within their contingent workforce program as Tier 1 Diverse Spend.
Given that labor is one of the top spend categories within any organization, this strategy provides a straightforward and effective way to boost Tier 1 Diverse Spend.
2. Promoting engagement with diverse suppliers
Workspend recognizes the importance of providing opportunities for national and local diverse suppliers. By actively seeking out diverse suppliers, organizations can access unique perspectives, innovative solutions, and foster local economic growth.
Tier 2 Diverse Spend refers to the procurement of goods and services from diverse suppliers through prime contractors. By partnering with a diverse provider, setting goals for Tier 2 Diverse Spend, implementing diverse supplier outreach initiatives, and tracking progress, organizations can foster supplier diversity across their entire workforce.
3. DE&I of the contingent workforce
Diversity and inclusion efforts must extend to all workers, including contingent and freelance teams. Resulting benefits include increased productivity, enhanced innovation, greater sense of belonging and loyalty, and reduced turnover.
We’re Gold Sponsors of Social Joy
We encourage our suppliers and customers to embrace diversity in the way they think and work; in everything they do. We’re gold sponsors of Social Joy, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting positive work-life experiences, with programs including Diversity, Career Mentoring, and Women in IT.