Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

ProspHire is committed to creating an inclusive environment that helps our people prosper.

Relevant Opportunities to Activate, Elevate, Lead

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at ProspHire begins the way everything at our Firm begins – with relationships. We are working to build an inclusive environment that supports the core value of Inclusion and encourages diverse voices. Each member of our team brings a diverse background, skillset and perspective.​

We are focused on several strategies for making more progress and creating a more representative, fair and high performing workforce.

Elevate Equity

DEI is about more than just mandated training programs. DEI trends will center around incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion into every policy and process in our organization, from work setting to graphic design.

Shift the Talent Pool and Change the Employee Experience

We continue to analyze our recruiting, hiring, employee retention training and even everyday processes through a DEI lens.

Pivot from Diversity Training to Leadership Development Coaching

Employees and clients now expect more from organizations. Creating a culture of inclusion leads to happy, productive employees and loyal clients.

Why We Need To Do More

  • Promote a shared experience
  • Provide broader perspectives
  • Nurture a more positive workplace
  • Understand clients better
  • Put actions behind words
  • Give opportunities for all
  • Encourage fresh insights and innovation
  • Experience better retention

Our Actions

  • ProspHire’s gender and racial makeup will reflect Pennsylvania demographics by the end of 2022
  • We will double our spend with diverse suppliers* within three years
  • We will create a mentorship program that specifically targets marginalized groups
  • We will partner with minority-owned businesses
  • All ProspHire practitioners will participate in annual mandatory D&I Unconscious Bias Training (beginning in 2021); Training on D&I topics will also be provided on-demand and through year-round thought leadership.
  • We will continue our long-standing commitment to The Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania and target at least 50% of our charitable giving towards organizations that address the challenges faced by marginalized communities
  • We will hold ProspHire leadership accountable to achieve all of these Actions, which will be supported by our internal ProspHire Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

3x

DIVERSE SUPPLIER SPEND

Increased our spend with diverse suppliers by 383% between 2020 and 2021

46%

GENDER DIVERSITY
Our firm is 46% women and 14% racially diverse

6

LOCAL AND NATIONAL AWARDS FOR DIVERSITY AND GROWTH

61%

% of Corporate Donations to Minority Causes
2021

Latest News and Stories

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, which is dedicated to reflecting on the contributions of women to U.S. history. The timeline of women’s milestones stretches back to the founding of the U.S. and today we are still aiming to eliminate discrimination and build a more inclusive world. We honor women who are leading their families, their communities and their businesses.

ProspHire is committed to fueling the advancement of women professionals. Through our Women’s Network, employees from all levels of the Firm connect and participate in candid conversations, peer mentoring and professional development activities.

Black History Month

In January 2022, ProspHire professionals acknowledged Black History Month with a firmwide celebration. The DEI Committee hosted a luncheon that was catered by Aunt Cheryl’s Café, in support of Pittsburgh’s local Black-owned businesses.

Our support doesn’t end because the month of January does. We encourage collaborating with diverse-owned businesses all year.