At our core, we have always been a company composed of individuals who believe our collective humanity has the power to enrich and shape the world around us. Within our world and our workplace, we are committed to addressing pertinent issues head on and using our collective voice to be actively anti-racist. No industry benefits from exclusion and our cumulative strengths have the power to shape the world around us in a positive way.
Who we are
Since 1997, our goal at Balance Staffing has been to connect job seekers with exceptional employers by continuously committing to our key values of passion, integrity, innovation, and relationships. To us, job seekers are more than a resume; they are unique individuals working to achieve their career dreams. We strive to be the best at what we do. Whether it is helping organizations maximize their talent, or maximizing career opportunities for the talent we place, we are here to make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve.
What we value
Whether it is helping organizations maximize their talent, or maximizing career opportunities for the talent we place, we are here to make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve. We truly pride ourselves in our ability to forge meaningful and lasting relationships. At Balance Staffing, our candidates, clients, and team members are the heart of everything we do. Balance Staffing was founded with the vision of creating a company that valued the lives of all candidates, clients, and recruiters and was committed to finding positive, life improving job opportunities for people. We strive to make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve and encourage all of our employees, customers, partners, and communities to use their voices for good, promote equity, and treat others with respect.
Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: steps we’ve taken
In June 2020, Balance Staffing donated $10,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) and $5,000 to the Black Organizing Project, as one step of a larger plan to fight systemic racism. LDF “seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. LDF also defends the gains and protections won over the past 75 years of civil rights struggle and works to improve the quality and diversity of judicial and executive appointments.” The Black Organizing Project “is a Black member-led community organization working for racial, social, and economic justice through grassroots organizing and community-building in Oakland, California.”
Starting this year and going forward, we will be observing Juneteenth (also called Freedom Day) as a company, with the intent to create a space for learning, reflection, and action steps. Balance CEO John Moss sent out virtual Juneteenth educational resources, access to online celebrations, and links to activities from around the country. We have and will continue to provide resources for Black history, mental health, and anti-racism education for our internal employees, including Black Lives Matter, Juneteenth, The Loveland Foundation, and more.
Additionally, in an effort to continuously improve as an organization, we have deployed two employee feedback surveys out to our team members this year. The objective of these surveys was to gauge employee engagement within the organization and recognize ideas, opinions, and suggestions. The results of the survey are anonymous, are first shared with our internal leadership team for review, and then shared with the rest of the company. This feedback is used to recognize company strengths, inform policy change, and identify opportunities to increase employee engagement.
We are also proud to be building a diversity franchise expansion that will offer ownership opportunities for individuals of diverse backgrounds within our local communities. In this expansion, franchise owners will operate under the Balance Staffing Franchise company and will hold a diversity certification. Our hope is to expand our community relations and connect local residents to opportunities. We plan to groundbreak our first franchise location later this year.
Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: future goals
We plan to implement a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee with short and long term milestones focused on building an inclusive organization. Some of the goals of our DEI committee will be to establish Employee Resource Groups (ERG), a DEI task force, implementing anti-racism and implicit bias training in hiring, and providing ongoing resources for our internal staff to drive inclusion. Additionally, we will continuously be analyzing our internal hiring practices, tenure, and promotions of our employees to further develop equity and inclusion.