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September 16, 2022 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – Spherion Staffing and Recruiting (Spherion) today announced that it has been named to Entrepreneur magazine’s list of the 50 franchises that contribute most to Champion Diversity. did.
Rebecca Rogers Tijerino, president of Spherion, said: “As an organization, as an industry, there is always more work to be done when it comes to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). EDI matters. It matters in everything we do here at Spherion. We believe that everyone brings something unique to the table. We believe that our unique upbringings, challenges, perspectives, religions and cultures inspire new ideas and make our organization what it is today. I understand that
Recognized as the Entrepreneur’s first Top Franchise for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the franchise brands were selected based on information submitted by each company and independent research by the Entrepreneur team. Spherion was chosen for many reasons. For example, since 2013, he has offered a 25% discount on franchise fees to disadvantaged and minority groups recognized by US small business managers. Additionally, in the past year he said 70% of the new entrepreneurs Spherion has added are people of color.
“Building a diverse community of backgrounds, cultures and perspectives is one of the many ways we are focusing on a stronger and more diverse Spherion,” continued Tijerino.
In addition to its franchisee-focused EDI efforts, Spherion also has an EDI council of local employees, franchisees, and company team members to discuss and implement more inclusive workplace practices. there is.
“The selection of an entrepreneur’s first brand to the new Top Franchise List for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion highlights the extraordinary effort the franchise industry has made to diversify its ranks. “Our editorial team recognizes companies that are meaningful and accessible to several franchise brands committed to championing the values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and fulfilling the dream of becoming an entrepreneur. It highlights some of the ways we are providing opportunities for all.”