Our DEI Mission

Our DEI Mission

A Socially Conscious Diversity Staffing Agency

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.

Scion Diversity by the Numbers

Internal Staff

Of Scion’s internal staff members that were surveyed, nearly 52% of them identify as coming from a diverse group. This meets Scion’s goal of having a staff consisting of at least 50% come from a diverse background or group.

Scion Perm Placements

Of the Scion Staffing Perm Placements surveyed, over 42% of them identify as being from a diverse group.

Scion Temp Placements

56% of Scion’s Temporary Placements have identified as an underrepresented individual.

As a service, 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 several clients who share a similar mission, and we are excited to keep partnering with more amazing organizations that do as well. Our staff is dedicated to providing continuous support and aid to all those who need it.

What We Accomplished in 2022


Impact is defined as having a strong effect on someone or something. At Scion Staffing, we believe that our work in the staffing industry has a major impact, not only on the amazing talent and clients that we partner with but with our internal staff who make help us reach our DEI goals every day. In the last year, Scion has made tremendous strides in the diversity front and as we continue to grow, bigger strides will be made to make the working world a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive place where people of all ethnicities, religion, and abilities will be able to find work and success.

Here is a glance at what our DEI committee was able to accomplish in 2022:

Partnership with DEI Consultant SPARK Equity in Action

Find out more information about our DEI Consultant Partner here.

 

Quarterly Learning Sessions

  • Building on DEI Foundations
  • Microaggressions 101
  • DEI and Belonging
  • Moving From DEI Awareness to Accountability
  • DEI and Unconscious Bias Foundations
  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • The Intersection of DEI in our Daily Work
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback

 

Diversity Candidate Search Blueprint Guide and Diversity Inclusion and Equity Communication Tips for Our Services

 

DEI Audit of our Processes and Services Every Two Years

 

Added Juneteenth as a Company-Recognized Holiday

 

Established DEI Subcommittees:

  • Charter Committee
  • Communications Committee
  • Strategic Plan Committee
  • DEIC Application Process Committee
  • Core Committee
  • Internal Resources Committee

 

Finalized our DEI Strategic Plan

What The Future Holds

2022 was a busy year for Scion’s DEI Committee, but the work isn’t over. Here’s a look at what our incredible DEI team is looking to accomplish in the future:

  • Further collaborations with Marketing Division
  • Formal DEI landing pages on all Scion websites
  • External DEI Documents for our Clients
  • Quarterly Sessions for more informal DEI Learning Opportunities
  • Establish Initiatives to Foster Belonging
  • Create new 2023 Goals based on DEI findings from 2022
  • Strengthen Staff Resources and Internal Documents
  • Further Education and Conversation with Outside Expert Speakers

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 foundational part of how you approach others in your personal and professional life creates an environment that people want to be a part of.

Mayra Leon Coss

I joined the DEI Committee in March of 2021. I believe that it’s really important to cultvate DEI values in the workplace because professionals of all backgrounds deserve a safe space where they can continue to learn, grow, and be authenically themselves!

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”

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