Diversity & Inclusion Commitment
Hicks-Carter-Hicks is committed to diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our business—especially in the areas of attracting, retaining, developing, including, empowering and promoting diverse talent, and in the purchasing of goods and services. Our team welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with diverse businesses, partners and team members. Moreover, we look for opportunities to provide diverse vendors/suppliers/partners and team members the chance to grow with our company.
We will work to provide diverse firms (large, small, minority, women, veteran, disabled, LGBT, etc.) with meaningful business opportunities to grow, develop and prosper. In return, our partnership will benefit the client, each business, the community and our employees. We view diversity and inclusion as an asset and believe our collaboration with diverse firms will result in a “win-win” for all parties. Most importantly, we will be contributing to the economics of the community, as well as providing valuable services to clients across the United States and beyond. Additionally, this provides us the resources to expand our workforce with talented, diverse team members, i.e., job creation.
In our home town of St. Louis, Missouri, the St. Louis Small Business Monthly (a small business publication) has identified our president and CEO as a diversity hero, and consistently recognized her advocacy efforts for diverse businesses. Additionally, the United States Small Business Administration highlighted the work our president and CEO does to address challenges unique to small diverse businesses. We believe in and value diversity; we practice inclusion, and will do what it takes to build bridges and partnerships in the communities where we work. Our vision is to be viewed by our team members, clients, strategic partners and communities as the leading performance improvement company. Our core values include “Diversity & Inclusion,” which to us means valuing differences and similarities, and practicing inclusion.
Research shows that diversity and inclusion yield creative and innovative approaches to doing business. It is our belief that we owe our clients best-in-class services and solutions; therefore, we are committed to forming the team best able to exceed client expectations. We will do this through strategically selecting our vendors, suppliers, partners and team members.