Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging

There is power in differences, and with those differences comes innovation, new ways of thinking, and forward progress. DirectEmployers recognizes the power in these differences, and we’re working to cultivate an inclusive workplace culture that empowers employees to not just work here, but belong here.

Commitment to DEI&B

At DirectEmployers, we recognize cultural differences drive innovation and broaden perspectives. We strive to help employers hire and retain diverse talent by understanding the power of inclusivity. By reinforcing these same principles, we remain committed to removing barriers to employment and creating equitable environments that support a sense of belonging and allow employees to bring their whole selves to work.


Employee Resource Groups: Fostering an Inclusive Work Environment

Whether you identify, or are an ally of the following: Veteran, individual with a disability, woman, person of color, LGBTQ+, multi-faith, living with a mental health condition, autistic, caregiver, remote worker, neurodivergent, etc. DirectEmployers’ ERG is a space where our DE family can go to feel comfortable, heard, empowered, and grow professionally.

Our Values in Action

When you learn together, you grow together, all with unique takeaways from the same content. From education to community involvement and support, DirectEmployers remains steadfast in its commitment to inclusivity, focusing on our core values:

  • Servant Leadership
  • Refined Technology
  • Humble Confidence
  • Community-driven Social Responsibility
  • Empowered Networking
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Supporting DEI&B in Your Organization

Sparking change starts with just one person — and whether your ideas come from the executive team or even an intern just starting out, our team is here to help your idea blossom, and here’s how:

  • Dedicated partnerships team focused on DEI&B as a starting point, not an afterthought
  • Crowdsource information on hiring and retention efforts from your HR peers in DE Connect
  • Highlight your efforts (challenge, peaks, and pits) at DEAMcon or like-webinar
  • Utilize the Partner Library in DE.works to elevate your partnerships and create a pipeline of diverse talent
  • Embrace the heavy conversations, hard challenges, and approach internally — we’re here to support you and provide the connection you need to get through it

DEI&B Through Conversations & Connections

Check out these opportunities for ongoing DEI&B education:

  • DE Webinars
  • Rountable Discussions
  • Reach Out for Happy Hours (Member-exclusive)
  • trueU Events (DE Staff)
  • In-person & Virtual Conferences
  • DE Talk Podcasts
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Our Employee Resource Group has been a great addition to our company this past year! I’ve loved getting together every month with coworkers and having open, honest conversations, and brainstorming how we can continue to improve our inclusive work environment. My favorite event so far was our dog-friendly office celebration of Disability Pride Month!

Jordan Hester, Creative Coordinator at Recruit Rooster

Diversity & Inclusion Blog

Keep up with our Employee Resource Group and our latest topics, guest speakers, and events.

Leading by Example

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