NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (October 6, 2021)—TaskUs, a leading provider of outsourced digital services and next-generation customer experience to innovative and disruptive technology companies, was recognized for implementing a truly transformative D&I program that focuses on building equity at the workplace.
The San Antonio Business Journal’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards celebrate the individuals, businesses, nonprofits, and organizations leading the way in D&I efforts among the San Antonio community. TaskUs was one of the select businesses recognized for going above and beyond to spearhead D&I initiatives that make a real difference in their employees’ lives.
“We recognize the need to listen to our employees in order to be a force for change. In particular, our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) have become a voice for the groups they represent, and they advise our TaskUs leaders on what people really need,” said TaskUs VP for Operations Merideth Evans, who also leads the Women@TaskUs ERG in the U.S. “We are dedicated to improving existing systems and policies at TaskUs to ensure all of our teammates feel heard and valued.”
TaskUs leadership launched ERGs as a way to empower teammates to fight for what they believe in, both at their workplaces and within their communities. ERGs are voluntary, employee-led organizations that provide safe spaces for marginalized or underserved identity groups and ally supporters.
Women@TaskUs is a critical ERG for TaskUs offices in both the US and Mexico. With a focus on empowering women, the ERG offers mentorship and collective efforts to ensure women rise through the leadership ranks and are protected in the workplace. It also helped identify the need for single-parent support and daycare services on-site, which has broadened TaskUs’s workforce and added critical work-life balance to parents.
Also, ERGs such as Pride@TaskUs and Unicorns@TaskUs coordinated with TaskUs leaders to introduce gender-inclusive washrooms on-site, offer inclusive healthcare benefits to same-sex partners, and add a Self-Identification feature on the company’s Human Capital Management System to allow teammates to enter their own gender identity as they see fit.
Genuine respect is the jump-off point for fostering D&I in an organization. For TaskUs, it means treating all employees as unique human beings and creating an empowering environment for them to thrive. From building gender parity in the workforce and leadership to fighting for the healthcare coverage of LGBTQ+ employees and their partners, TaskUs will never stop advocating for all of its teammates.
Earlier this year, TaskUs was recognized by Comparably, the International Business Awards, the Investors in People Awards, and the Stevie® Awards for Great Employers. Additionally, TaskUs was honored by Women Leading Change as its Gold Winner for Diverse-Inclusive Workplace of the year, as well as shortlisted for its Health & Wellbeing Award.
TaskUs currently has over 31,500 teammates around the world with offices across the U.S., the Philippines, India, Taiwan, Mexico, Greece, Ireland, and Colombia.