Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Austin, Texas is one of the most diverse cities in the United States and companies in the city strive to create more diverse and inclusive workplaces. A city with a vibrant culture that is growing every year, Austin is a city that proudly embraces people from all walks of life. This is why the city has become a melting pot of cultures, ideas, and creativity. By blending cultures, Austin’s residents have created a unique environment that fosters equality and inclusiveness, as well as a place where everyone’s voices are not only heard, but also celebrated. The city’s government also holds true to this, creating policies and initiatives that are forward-thinking and creating a level playing field for all residents, regardless of their background. This supportive atmosphere is what makes Austin the perfect home for a staffing and recruiting firm like Scion Staffing that celebrates diverse workplaces, equitable hiring, and inclusive work environments.

Scion Staffing Austin is recognized for being a driving force in the staffing and recruiting industry’s advocacy of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). At Scion Staffing, we have made it our mission to make sure that organizations in the Austin area, and the rest of the state of Texas, have access to a talent pool that accurately reflects the rich diversity of the surrounding communities. From tour equitable and inclusive hiring processes to our initiatives to foster a workplace that welcomes all people, our dedication to DEI is clear in every facet of our organization’s operations. With certified diversity recruiters on our local and remote teams, we pride ourselves on being able to source diverse candidates for a wide range of industries. Scion Staffing strategically seeks out and hires applicants from underrepresented groups in an effort to give every qualified candidate the same opportunity regardless of their race, gender, ethnicity, religion, or socioeconomic condition.

At Scion, we believe that diverse teams are not only a strength, but an essential part of success for any business and organization. This is why we recognize Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as one of our core values. At the very core of our organization as a socially conscious diversity staffing agency, we are passionate about making sure that our clients do everything possible to promote and ensure that their entire hiring process, from application to interviews, is thoughtfully equitable, inclusive, and beneficial for all applicants, including those from a diverse background. Our recruiting and staffing firm maintains the willingness to ask questions and make best practice recommendations to our clients, candidates, and vendors to achieve this goal.

As your recruiting partner, we have made the conscious decision to not aid companies or organizations that are discriminatory, harass employees, or that do not foster a positive workplace environment. We have partnered with many clients who share a similar mission as ours, and we are excited to keep partnering with more amazing organizations that share these values. Our staff is dedicated to providing intentional recruitment support by being aware of and removing bias throughout our processes and continuing to be an industry leader by sharing best practices with our clients, candidates and internal staff.

Scion Staffing DEI Committee

Joshua Steele – Co-Chair

I am proud to say that the growth and impact of the Scion Staffing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee is having a multiplier effect on the interest and passion that our team brings to our work and clients. With DEI, there is an inherent, wide spectrum of where peoples’ interest and passion is.

Cheryl Nantang – Co-Chair

As a member of the Scion DEI Committee, I joined to help establish a supportive and welcoming work environment where employees of all backgrounds and demographic characteristics could work together to ensure that equitable recruiting practices and solutions are developed and implemented. Thus, our voice extends the business’s reach to our partners and clients.

Candice Zemina

Embracing diversity, equity, inclusion, representation, and an overall sense of belonging can significantly change perceptions of the world around you. Letting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging be a part of your approach to others in your personal and professional life creates an environment that people want to be a part of.

Kristi Marcouillier

“I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.” – Toni Morrison 

Christina Rentas

What divides us pales in comparison to what unites us.” – Edward Kennedy

Kristen Whalen

Being part of this committee is not only an honor, but it’s a chance for me to expand my understanding of DEI issues and collaborate with my fellow Scion colleagues, who are committed to driving meaningful change.

Ex Hopson

“We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.”– Max De Pree, “Leadership Is An Art”