We are proud to announce that we have been honored with the esteemed 2023 ASA Cares Award by The American Staffing Association. This prestigious recognition is a testament to our unwavering commitment to social responsibility and making a positive impact in our communities.
Our Highlighting What Matters initiative, which earned us this accolade, was designed to give back to our community and create a lasting difference in people’s lives. By partnering with local, non-profit organizations we ensured that its efforts made a tangible and meaningful impact in our local communities.
Since launching our philanthropic program in January 2021, we have seen great success. We were truly amazed at the response from our employees and their enthusiasm for giving back to the community. Not only has this program allowed us to invest in local organizations that need it most, but it has also positively impacted employee morale and engagement. Over the last two years, we have raised over $50,000 to local organizations. These included our wonderful partners at The Link, Every Meal, Amherst H Wilder Foundation, YouthLink, Bridge For Youth, and Feed My Starving Children.
Throughout the initiative, we organized and conducted various donation drives, as well as engaged in volunteering activities at organizations that provide vital services to our community. These efforts were further extended through our recruiting initiatives and business development endeavors, reinforcing the company’s commitment to creating a positive influence at every level.
For example, The Associate Support and Accommodation Program (ASAP) at our company provides vital support to our associates, particularly during difficult times. Recognizing the diverse paths that lead individuals to our organization, we are committed to fostering an environment of safety, learning, growth, and meaning. Our ASAP initiative empowers recruiters to offer emergency assistance to our associates, addressing their immediate needs. This may include a $10 gas card to get to work, non-perishable food items for lunch, or winter gloves and hats. The objective of ASAP is not just to provide immediate relief but also to instill a sense of comfort and encouragement among our associates, reinforcing their decision to continue their journey with us.
As far as business development, we want to work with like-minded businesses with a similar vision of social responsibility and impacting the community. Our business development team actively shares our company’s involvement in any philanthropic projects with potential clients to show that we are not just a staffing agency but an organization committed to making a difference. This ultimately allows us to select the best clients for our candidates and helps our business development team cultivate deeper relations with those we are working to fulfill their staffing needs.
At Award Staffing social responsibility is deeply ingrained in our company culture. This award is a testament to our ongoing dedication to being a responsible corporate citizen and a catalyst for change. We remain steadfast in our commitment to creating a better future for all and look forward to continuing our journey of making a significant difference in the years to come.
For more information about Award’s social responsibility initiatives, please visit Award Cares.