Workbox Staffing, an industrial staffing firm that has been a pillar in the staffing scene in Grand Rapids for over 25 years, was recently honored with a 2023 American Staffing Association Care Award. We have over 20 locations across 4 States, all of which have contributed to the winning of this award. This prestigious national award program recognizes outstanding social responsibility initiatives—business processes that produce an overall positive effect on society—among ASA member staffing agencies, associate members and staffing industry suppliers. This is our second consecutive award, which is awarded on a biannual basis.
At Workbox, our drive to give back is a consistent voice at the heart of everything we do. Give- Serve-Connect empowers our team members to make that positive difference in our communities, and we are known as “The Can-do Crew”. The Can-do crew prides itself in creating the change they want to see in their local communities. Social responsibility is at the forefront of everything we do here at Workbox Staffing. Each of our employees dedicates their time monthly to being present, working alongside one another, and embracing being a driving force in their neighborhoods. Talk about a morale booster interacting with members of their community while making a positive difference in people’s lives. WOW! We take pride in our community service efforts.
At our core, we believe in improving people’s lives. Having a job gives people a sense of empowerment that ripples through all aspects of their lives, lifting both families and communities. Placing someone in a job is our promise to both our clients and workers and shows that we are invested in everyone’s success. We strive to remove barriers to employment and provide a pathway for people to provide for themselves and their families, not just because it helps them be better workers for our clients, but because it’s the right thing to do. Our entire essence is a full circle of positivity. “Give-Serve-Connect” Everyday!
When asked, Why was this initiative so important for you to personally champion? Heather Shadley, CFO stated, “It was July of 2020, and we were at the height of Covid-19. No one thought it would go on as long as it did. Revenue was down, it was difficult to find applicants, workers, and team members were confused about where we were going and what was going to happen. There was just a lot of instability and uncertainty. I was looking for a way to bring our team together, to give them something bigger than themselves to focus on, to make a difference in our workers’ lives. Thus, Give-Serve-Connect was born.”
We are honored to continue to grow and share our mission of social responsibility, and this recognition only furthers the message we are so passionate about sharing.
ASA Care Award honorees will be celebrated at Staffing World-2023 —the largest, most comprehensive learning and networking event in the staffing and recruiting industry.
For more information about Workbox Staffing, visit www.workboxstaffing.com.
For more information about ASA and the ASA Care Awards, visit americanstaffing.net.