Equitable Hiring Resource Bank

Equitable Hiring Resource Bank:



Below is a list of vendors that have been recommended to the Cultural Alliance by staff at member organizations. Please see their websites for additional information about their services and how to be in touch. If in doubt about where to check out these tips on Distinguishing the good, the bad, and the detrimental – selecting DEI consultants from Career.Place.


Temple IDEAL Office: Temple’s Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership (known as “IDEAL”) creates brave spaces where the diverse perspectives of our students, faculty, staff and Temple’s neighbors are encouraged, engaged and empowered. We don’t always agree, but our goal is to create and sustain an inclusive community where all members feel valued and supported.

Accomplices Leadership Institute: Accomplices Leadership Institute (ALI) is geared toward white folks in the arts field who are interested in dismantling systems of oppression and racism in their everyday lives and workplaces and ultimately achieving liberation for all. Two members of the ALI Steering Committee who have facilitated conversations with the Alliance are Kris Smith and Amy Smith.

Career.Place: Career.Place is the first candidate evaluation tool that keeps candidates anonymous promoting diversity, compliance and efficiency in hiring. Candidates are evaluated solely on job criteria in a fair and consistent manner, and only qualified candidates are revealed. Cultural Alliance members now receive 20% off their services.

Diverse Force: DiverseForce™ provides high tech and high touch human capital solutions in response to an increasingly digital, diverse, and transient talent culture.  In today's competitive environment, talent management needs have dramatically changed from employer-focused to employee-centered and has completely outgrown the traditional HR department's scope and capacity.

The Lion’s Story: Their services are facilitated by clinicians, diversity & inclusion experts, administrators and thought leaders in the field. Lion's Story develops and focuses on racial literacy via three types of services: training, coaching and workshops.

Arts Administrators of Color: Founded in July 2016, the Arts Administrators of Color Network (AAC) is an arts service network that focuses on networking and community building through the arts. They are advocates and continue to fight for equity in the arts through collaboration, forums, and outlets that provide a voice for arts administrators and artists of color where there may not be one.

Exude: Founded in 1996, Exude, Inc. is an award winning consulting firm that specializes in all things people. We provide consulting services in Employee Benefits, Human Resources, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Training & Development. We have a firm belief that when we help your people be the best versions of themselves, your company will be its best. Our integrated approach leverages our team of experts to improve your employee and customer experiences while driving greater business results.

Cultural Connections by Design (CCBD): They provide diversity education, not diversity training. Trainings tend to be one-dimensional; focusing on compliance to tasks and policies. CCBD takes a more holistic and purposeful approach. Their proprietary learning tools empower individuals to forge the profound breakthroughs necessary to keep up with continually evolving diversity contexts and situations. Participants of their diversity education will learn how to compassionately navigate the complexities of cultural landscapes and create lasting transformative change.

RozGroup: As a strategic planning and marketing communications firm, they are passionate about discovering and developing ideas, then communicating them effectively to key audiences and stakeholders. Their team of experienced and diverse associates has deep expertise across a broad range of industries and specialties – and this equips them to apply proven approaches to their work that draw on years of professional practice, leadership, resource-mining, and specialized connections.

Inclusiva: As the region’s premier Incubator for Inclusion™, Inclusiva is a boutique consulting firm focused on designing inclusive workforce solutions aligned with your strategic goals and values. Our approach develops Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) competencies, designs an inclusive organizational infrastructure, and builds a framework for post engagement sustainability.

Hillombo Consulting Led by Justin Laing, we employ an antiracist Adaptive Leadership approach in which we facilitate processes for organizations to build antiracist practices that begin to disrupt, or further disrupt, our participation in systemic racism.

DEI Arts Consulting: DEI Arts Consulting offers creative, strategic and operational advisory services for businesses and art and culture organizations that are informed by considerations of diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Realize Leadership Group: REDEFINING change in the Diversity, Equity & inclusion realm, means a concerted drive to put innovative ideas into action. Dr. Thomas has proven in her latest research that we can do more! In fact, her work suggests that there are psycho-social factors (e.g. empathy, compassion, etc.) that can impact implicit bias in organizations. For example, as seen in Forbes Magazine  the power of inclusive conversations starts with empathic perspective taking. The Realize Leadership Group framework for training is born out of this groundbreaking research. We are challenging popular misconceptions one client at a time.

Paula Edgar; Diversity Consultant: Paula T. Edgar, Esq. is an attorney and CEO of PGE Consulting Group LLC, a strategy firm that provides diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and professional development solutions for organizational inclusion initiatives. Her Diversity and Inclusion consulting for organizations consists of conducting multi-level assessments, detailed reporting of findings and providing comprehensive recommendations and strategies for implementation.

National Guild for Community Arts Education: Founded in 1937 the National Guild for Community Arts Education is the sole national service organization for providers of community arts education. We believe in the power of the arts to transform lives. Their work helps realize that transformation every day.

AORTA: AORTA, which stands for Anti-Oppression Resource & Training Alliance, has free Human Resources materials and much more.

artsEquity: artEquity provides tools, resources, and training at the intersection of art and activism. artEquity offers training and consulting services to individuals and organizations on creating and sustaining a culture of equity and inclusion through the arts and culture.

City of Philadelphia: Resources for diversity and inclusion training: Philadelphia aims to be a welcoming place for all and knows that businesses are key elements of Philadelphia’s social fabric, as both places of employment and establishments frequented by residents; and they are vital to the creation of a truly inclusive city. They have compiled a list of local and national organizations and individuals who have provided trainings about diversity, implicit bias, and related topics to the City of Philadelphia, their partner organizations, and area businesses.

The Pennsylvania Diversity Council (PADC): PADC is committed to fostering a learning environment for organizations to grow and leverage their knowledge of diversity. Through a variety of events and programs, the PADC serves as the premier resource for diversity best practices and leadership development in the state of Pennsylvania.

Enrich Chicago: Enrich Chicago seeks to irrevocably change the racist systems in the arts so that African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American (ALAANA) arts, ALAANA arts organizations, and ALAANA people thrive.

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