We believe a diverse, inclusive and equitable work environment is essential to the work we do.
We continually strive to ensure our company is a place where all people feel like they belong and are respected and valued regardless of who they are, where they are from, and what experiences they’ve had. Beyond being the right thing to do, it is a business imperative that is fundamental to how we bring our mission and values to life.
Our goal is to continuously create a culture focused on diversity, inclusion and belonging (DIB), enabling every person to reach their full potential, working together to provide the highest value and quality services to our clients while maintaining a work-life balance.
Centric Together: Navigating a Better Future
In 2020, we created a leadership-driven initiative called Centric Together. We designed it so:
- We constantly grow in our diversity at all levels.
- Every individual is seen, understood, valued and included. Every individual is accepted for who they are and is comfortable being their authentic selves.
- Clients and the outside world see us as having conviction and taking action to continually better ourselves, our company and our communities.
Centric Together consists of several sub-teams dedicated to specific needs within our company related to DIB. Each has its own goals, but they come together as their objectives overlap. They are:
Diversify & Nurture
To build a better company, we need to get more creative and purposeful in attracting, hiring and retaining a more diverse employee base.
The Diversify & Nurture team will create a broader and more inclusive recruiting, onboarding, and employee experience.
We’ll examine why we aren’t more diverse and aggressively improve our practices spanning sourcing to retention.
We will reflect and represent diversity at all levels of our organization.
Learn & Grow
We know DIB must start with a shared language and continued education at every level of our organization.
The Learn & Grow team provides education, training, and support to all employees on topics that will perpetuate an empathetic, inclusive environment.
From the Social Covenant to unconscious bias awareness to how to be a better ally, we’ll elevate our culture by elevating our people.
We’ll grow tomorrow’s empathetic and inclusive leaders today.
Connect & Collaborate
To ensure everyone’s voice is heard, we need mechanisms to gather feedback and collaborate with one another.
The Connect & Collaborate team will create opportunities for meaningful dialogue and interpersonal connections within the Centric community.
We will bring our passions, resources, and abilities to better support the communities in which we live.
We’ll broaden perspectives and understanding of the world by enriching our interactions.
Measure & Share
Data and transparency will be key to upholding our goals in DIB and creating new ones along the way.
The Measure & Share team is focused on measuring our progress and sharing our story.
Understanding that we cannot manage what we cannot measure, we’re getting granular with our goals so that we can measure our progress, tell our story, and hold ourselves accountable over time.
We’ll share our perspectives, ideas, challenges, and successes with the world.
We’re committed to supporting underrepresented populations within our company and in our communities. Examples include:
- We support the Wounded Warrior Project, which assists wounded veterans with their transition to the workforce.
- Our local business units partner with organizations like Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Big Brothers Big Sisters, both of which focus on improving the lives of children across the country.
- We are a Corporate Member of The WIT Network, a “global community of professional women and men who advocate for women and girls to study STEM and enter the technology sector professionally.”
“We are made up of individuals from different backgrounds and experiences with an array of ideas and working styles. We strive to embrace this diversity and leverage it to better our Centric community as well as to increase our delivery capability to our clients. We talk about creating a company that’ll last 100 years…I have no doubt that will happen.”
Whether parents need to drop their kids off at daycare after 9 a.m. or an emergency comes up in the middle of the day, we want everyone to know they’re not tied to their computer.
A primarily remote company from day one, we’re devoted to ensuring all employees have a balanced life. It’s even one of our core values. As such, employees can work a flexible schedule as projects allow and from anywhere they need. Other examples of our drive for balance include our self-managed PTO plan, paid parental leave for new family additions, including foster and adopted children, and support for mothers returning to work after birth.
We also offer flexible health care benefits options, designed to allow employees to make choices that make the most sense for them based on their personal situation. Health care benefit plans include coverage for spouses, domestic partners, and/or family if elected.
Read about our renewed commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Centric affords equal employment to all qualified individuals, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity, genetic information and any other classifications protected by law. This policy applies to hiring, tenure of employment and all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, promotion and development, assignment, transfer, compensation, benefits, discipline, demotion and recreation provided by Centric.
This policy is more than an effort to comply with the law. We firmly believe that everyone, regardless of any classification protected by law, should be treated equally and fairly.