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Just Be You: Our Stance On Diversity & Inclusion

At BELAY, we make room at our table for everyone. We don’t mean that in hollow lip service, shake-hands-and-kiss-babies kind of way.

We mean it because we live it. And we mean everyone.

We are a motley crew of impossibly talented, endlessly passionate, and uncomfortably generous eclectic souls, all united by one common denominator: We live to serve.

So we are intentional about having a workforce that’s representative of everyone we serve with inclusion across race, gender identity, age, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, perspective, and experience.

We encourage our employees to bring their best, most authentic whole selves to work every day.

How We Walk The Walk

By design, we aren’t limited by geography which, in turn, grants access to a virtually – get it? – limitless talent pool.

We’re talking about a talent pool that traverses city, county, state and even country lines.

This nearly endless hiring potential then means that we can be even more diverse and even more inclusive of people with various backgrounds, cultures, and life experiences.

And while geographic independence opens up the workforce to those who’d simply prefer a more flexible, adaptive arrangement, it also boasts opportunities for those who may otherwise lack access, whether they are unable to commute, live in a rural area, or have disabilities.

We don’t stop with our corporate team.

We are steadfastly committed to working toward the goal of diversifying our leadership team, and focus that same intentionality to not only building a workforce that is diversified, inclusive and representative of everyone, but also in finding and working with our contractors, too.

To learn more about our diverse and inclusive hiring secret sauce, check out some seriously impressive fast facts our Director of Talent Acquisitions shared about BELAY’s hiring strategies.

On gender…

“While administrative roles are traditionally associated with women, we have seen an increase in the number of men among our Virtual Assistant contractors.”

On age…

“Our contractors typically range in age from their 20s to their 60s, which brings us a wealth of experience and expertise.”

On accessibility…

“We have adapted our interview process to accommodate the needs of our candidates, including those who are hearing or vision impaired.”

On education…

“We value experience over formal education when vetting candidates.”

On geography…

“We recruit from all over the United States and welcome individuals from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds.”

On diversity…

“We have a very diverse contractor base representing different religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, age groups, and political views.”

On equal opportunities…

“Legally, EEOC discrimination laws don't apply to 1099 contractors, but we have made an intentional decision as an organization that we will not discriminate when extending contracts to our applicants, nor will we allow our clients to discriminate during our matching and placement process.”


Our Commitment For The Future

But the diversity we see today at BELAY isn’t enough.

We recognize that we can do more. We can be more diverse and inclusive.

So we are steadfastly committed to further diversifying our team, and will continue to focus that same intentionality into building a workforce that is even more diversified.

When it comes to hiring the right people, we take pride in casting a broad net while having a very, very narrowly tailored and rigorous vetting and acceptance process to make sure our workforce is diversified, inclusive and representative of everyone.

Because at BELAY, all are welcome, and so are you.