When you're partnering with an agency, you're choosing the people. Throughout our 31-year history as a local, minority-owned business, a driving principle is that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. Our diversity produces an organization that looks at our clients' and our own challenges through a much more creative and collaborative lens. We want to represent and recognize the open and diverse world we live in - and our work reflects that.
We cast a wide net to increase our candidate pool. From inclusive descriptions to different job boards, we are constantly striving to make it easier to learn about joining Catalysis.
Removing bias from the interview process is an ever-changing exercise. We utilize a diverse panel and consistent interview questions to allow us to learn about each candidate objectively.
TRAINING & RESOURCES
We cannot improve and execute our DEI goals without continued education. From onboarding to updated training, our team leverages DEI partner programs to improve our understanding about how we can be better co-workers, managers, and people. We provide the individualized support necessary to promote equity among our employees' ability to thrive in their roles.
It's important to us to give back, even to our clients. We go out of our way to do ongoing pro bono work for clients who match our values as chosen by our employee service group, Re:Action Committee. Our current focus is areas which are not always in the spotlight of larger organizations - mental health, foster youth, and populations with housing insecurity. We have found that these projects provide us deeper understanding through working with a more diverse set of clients for whom equity and inclusion are very often denied.
We've been honoring a flexible hybrid work-life for the last 15 years. While we enjoy collaborating in our amazing office located in a historic church on Capitol Hill, we are remote and hybrid native. Pre-pandemic, we instituted Life//Work. This means getting every other Friday off to WORK ON YOUR LIFE. It's that simple. To play more ukulele, spend more time with the kids, take a nap, learn something new, do something different, hit all those errands, or do nothing. It's a day for our team members to recharge, so they come in refreshed and ready to work on Monday.