Unleash the Power of Diversity: Partner with a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise to Boost Your Staffing Success
Have you heard the expression, “Women hold up half the sky?” In the U.S., women comprise just over 50% of the entire population. Women play a key role in business; this year, for the first time in history, they run 10% of Fortune 500 companies.
Many women-owned companies are making huge dents in hiring deficits in the staffing industry—especially the companies earmarked by certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC-certified staffing agencies are women-owned and singularly devoted to promoting your hiring diversity. The Advance Group is proud of our WBENC certification, and we have a strong track record of putting it to good use.
But why should you care? Working with a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise diversifies your organization, leading to greater innovation and higher revenue. It can even lead to tax incentives that benefit your business.
If your company can’t find the help you need, or if you’re not meeting your diversity hiring goals, this blog shares what you may be missing is a partnership with a WBENC-certified women’s business enterprise.
What is WBENC-Certified?
WBENC stands for Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. It is an organization in the United States that certifies women-owned businesses. WBENC’s mission is to promote, advocate for, and facilitate the growth and success of women-owned businesses.
A business must meet strict critera to become WBENC-certified. The company must be at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by women who are U.S. citizens or legal residents. The owners must have overall control of the business and be actively involved in its management and daily operations.
The certification process involves a thorough review of the company’s ownership, management, and operations. The certification provides women-owned businesses opportunities for networking, mentorship, and access to contracts with corporations and government entities with supplier diversity programs.
Why Partner with a WBENC-Certified Staffing Agency?
Partnering with a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) offers several benefits for companies seeking staffing solutions:
- Access to Tax Incentives: Engaging with a WBENC-certified staffing firm like The Advance Group can make your company eligible for potential tax benefits. Federal government incentives are available for businesses that work with minority and women-owned enterprises. Projects funded by federal or state grants or loans can enjoy reduced tax liabilities when your staffing supplier is a WBENC business.
- Expertise in Compliance and Regulatory Requirements: WBENC-certified staffing companies have a deep understanding of industry-specific compliance and regulatory requirements. The Advance Group is well-versed in employment laws, safety regulations, and industry standards. Partnering with a WBENC-certified company allows you to leverage our expertise, ensuring that your staffing practices align with legal and ethical guidelines. This expertise reduces potential risks and gets you the help you need—fast.
- Supplier Diversity Commitment: Partnering with a WBENC-certified company demonstrates your organization’s commitment to supplier diversity and inclusivity. By filling your staffing needs with a WBENC-certified firm like The Advance Group, you showcase support for women-owned businesses and contribute to economic growth within diverse communities.
- Flexible Staffing Solutions: WBENC-certified companies specializing in industrial staffing provide flexible solutions tailored to your unique needs. We understand that industrial staffing demands can vary based on project requirements, seasonal fluctuations, or specific skill sets. Staffing agencies like The Advance Group have the experience and capacity to quickly scale up or down to meet your staffing needs.
- Commitment to Quality and Customer Service: WBENC-certified companies maintain high standards of quality and customer service. These companies prioritize client satisfaction and work diligently to match your industrial staffing needs with the most suitable candidates. They have robust screening, vetting, and training processes in place to ensure that you receive competent and reliable workers who can contribute to your organization’s success.
Do the Right Thing—and Find the Talent You Need
WBENC certification is widely recognized and respected in the business community. Partnering with a WBENC-certified staffing agency like The Advance Group can give your business a competitive advantage when bidding for contracts and open doors to new opportunities.
By collaborating with a WBENC-certified WBE, you not only benefit from our specialized knowledge and resources but also contribute to creating a more inclusive and equitable business landscape. Visit www.wbenc.org to learn more about WBENC certification and contact The Advance Group to explore how we can serve as a valuable partner for your staffing needs.