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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

What we stand for.

Aquent is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are valued and everyone can contribute, grow their careers, and thrive. We believe diversity goes beyond ethnicity and gender. It includes things that are visible and those that are not—a person's age, veteran status, ability, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and so much more. These differences help create a more dynamic and innovative workplace. We embrace them all.

Aquent is an equal opportunity employer.

Here's how we're taking action.

Building the foundation:

  • Formed Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Council with representatives from across the company and created international councils in Australia and Europe.
  • Developed ongoing audit of the full recruitment life cycle.
  • Expanded demographic data collection and reporting in line with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidelines, measuring progress on an ongoing basis.
  • Produced annual Salary Guide with salaries for more than 100 roles related to marketing, creative, and design. It also includes salaries based on geography and gender to help companies address pay parity.

Attracting and Recruiting Talent:

  • Automated posting of open jobs to affinity career sites through the Professional Diversity Network, including Asian Career Network, Black Career Network, iHispano, Military 2 Career, LGBTQ+ Career Network, Ability Careers, and Women's Career Channel.
  • Increased recruiting presence at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs), and diverse professional organizations.
  • Launched Diversity+, a comprehensive diversity recruiting solution for clients.
  • Instituted recruiting best practices, including gender-neutral job descriptions, pay transparency, anonymized resumes, and structured interview strategies.

Empowering & Developing Employees:

  • Invested in our employees' growth through training programs on allyship, inclusiveness, mitigating bias, and ethics.
  • Developed company-wide education materials, training, and discussions around underrepresented groups, racial injustice, and its historical significance.
  • Hosted speakers series as well as book and film clubs centered on diversity and inclusion themes, sparking insightful conversations among colleagues.

Fostering a Culture of Belonging:

  • Formed nine active Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) in addition to peer groups and clubs that support employees, as well as their allies, across a wide range of identities and life stages.
  • Launched company-wide Allyship ERG to build allies, support, and community for all employees.
  • Shared talent art from creators of color or that celebrated diversity and inclusion across our social media platforms company-wide.

Community Engagement & Impact:

Diversity+

Hiring a diverse workforce is not only the right thing to do, it is also essential to creating a sustainable strategy for growth. Through Aquent Talent, we're proud to offer Diversity+ , a recruiting solution that helps you meet your workplace diversity goals.

A commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
is in our DNA.

As an organization, we have been committed to diversity and inclusion from day one, and we're now formalizing our approach and building it into every aspect of our company. We've created employee-led Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Councils worldwide to help drive this work forward. We're holding ourselves accountable to create a better future, assess our progress, and identify opportunities to continuously improve.