Diversity and inclusion have been proven to be critical factors in an organization’s ability to innovate, compete and effectively attract and retain talent. However, as diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) grow as key components of organizational strategy, the extended workforce of contingent workers, suppliers, contractors and freelancers, are often overlooked.
From your employees to your contingent workforce to your extended workforce through SOW service providers and contractors, your vision and values should emanate through every individual, including your DEI efforts.
At Allegis Global Solutions (AGS), we believe in holistic workforce solutions – fueled by innovation, driven by data and centered around people. We’ve helped organizations across the globe build diverse and inclusive teams. By delving into your core business and understanding what you need to support and hire a diverse and inclusive workforce, we’ll become the architects of your customized solution. We strive for excellence in how we support our clients to address their most pressing workforce challenges. With inclusion and diversity consulting, we can help organizations invest in your greatest asset – your people.
“If you have a brain, you have bias.” Consciously Unbiased founder Ashish Kaushal discusses unconscious bias and how workplace I&D conversations often overlook contingent workers, and how addressing this missing piece can help organizations truly advance hiring, retention and inclusion of diverse talent in the workplace.
Our talent attraction strategies tap into every resource with intention – strategic partnerships with leading diversity talent supplier networks, channel development, employer branding, meaningful employee value propositions – to get you the right talent in the right role. From years of experience, we’ve developed specialized expertise for targeted efforts like building more inclusive job descriptions, leading inclusion labs to coach hiring managers on recognizing bias during the hiring process and diversity veiling through powerful technology partnerships to remove additional points of bias. Together, we can move the needle.
We’re focused on visibility that leads to action. AGS employs a supplier management system that tracks and optimizes diverse spend, monitors trends, sets benchmarks and automates diversity certificate tracking and reporting. These deep insights empower our supply chain management team to advise clients on the diversity classifications that contribute to their program and to help suppliers drive their success in key performance metrics like speed, activity and quality to maximize their market share and drive impact to the worker level. With increased visibility, we can help your organization capture diverse spend, identify gaps within your contingent workforce program and make recommendations to engage a more inclusive group of suppliers.
Diversity, equity and inclusion can be complex and nuanced – and to effect change, you need to address the underlying drivers and the critical levers that enable it. Our advisory team can help you understand the data and analytics and build a roadmap that is meaningful to your organization by first learning about your business. From leveraging current representation rates to uncovering recruitment opportunities we can develop a strategic approach to DEI that aligns with your specific goals. As workforce leaders, we will guide you along your journey to track progress as you weave DEI throughout your workforce and talent strategy.
“Embracing new perspectives and ideas challenges the way we think and allows for optimal collaboration and problem-solving within our business and for our clients. At AGS, every voice matters. And diversity of thought is what gives us a competitive advantage and is the foundation for creating growth and opportunity.”
Steve Schumacher, President, Allegis Global Solutions