As a minority-owned business, diversity is part of our DNA. We strongly believe in, and uphold the tenet that diversity is vital for growth. While being an equal opportunity employer, we have a conscious outreach program that seeks out and encourages diversity in our workforce. While we clearly mention that providing diversity information is volitional, where we receive information, we maintain diversity information in our database and through the years have found many successful ways to connect with diverse candidates.
Here are some methods which we use to include diversity in our workforce:
- Develop partnerships with minority organizations, such as the NMSDC, National Black MBA Association, etc.
- Establish networks with minority colleges
- Offer corporate internships
- Sponsor job fairs in minority communities
- Develop partnerships with minority student professional organizations
- Advertise on websites like www.diversityinc.com, www.diversitycentral.com
- Target recruitment advertising to minority publications such as Emerge, The Advocate, and Hispanic Times, etc.
- Use our internal employee resource groups. Ask minority employees to provide insight on effective places and ways to recruit diverse candidates.
In addition, APN Consulting is a Minority Business Enterprise, certified by the State of NJ and the NMSDC. This allows us to help our clients comply with supplier diversity spending initiatives for enterprise, federal, state, or large scale projects requiring a skilled diversity supplier.
As a certified MBE, APN Consulting understands the importance of making diversity a part of our culture and the way we do business. We strive to work with diverse suppliers that reflect our own core values and offer competitive, high-quality goods and services that align with our business strategy.
The mission of APN’s supplier diversity program is to identify and build relationships with qualified small and diverse businesses including small, minority, veteran, service-disabled veteran and women-owned businesses certified by the following qualifying agencies: The National Minority Supplier Development Council, The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, Federal, state and local governmental agencies, USPAACC, NGLCC, USHCC, and others.