One of Salem's greatest assets is the ethnic, cultural, and social diversity among its employees and clients. Accordingly, we are deeply committed to providing equal opportunity and access for all. We strive to enhance and leverage our diversity, and this has profoundly impacted our organization's overall strength. Since Salem's inception, our commitment to increasing the diversity of our team - in terms of race, gender, sexual orientation, creed, age, ethnicity, and national origin â€“ has been more than just socially responsible; it's been a key strength in terms of our ability to interact with and truly appreciate each and every individual with whom we work. It could not be clearer: it is the diversity of our team that makes it strong.
The strength of our conviction is evident in our EEOC/Affirmative Action Statement:
On a day-to-day basis, diversity manifests itself in the respectful way we treat our clients, vendors, members of the community, and one another. Our philosophy is intended to help ensure that appreciation for the unique characteristics and strengths of every person is evident at all levels of this organization. Salem serves clients in virtually every geographic and demographic segment in the U.S., and our diversity helps us reflect our clients' characteristics in support of their own diversity initiatives.
The Salem Group provides equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment, regardless of race, gender, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap unrelated to ability or safety/health hazards, or status as disabled or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other category protected by law, and considers all employment decisions in a manner that furthers this principle of equal employment opportunity. To this end, Salem will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, gender, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap unrelated to ability or safety/health hazards, or status as disabled or Vietnam-era veteran or any other category protected by law, and will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed â€“ and employees are treated â€“ without regard to these characteristics.
The above policy reflects Salem's attitude toward the principle of equal employment opportunity. It is Salem's conviction that it is the obligation of each officer, manager, supervisor, and employee of Salem to uphold this policy, and to conduct him/herself in a manner that supports this equal employment opportunity principle at all times.
All employment activities including, but not limited to, hiring, promotion, demotion, transfer, recruitment, advertising, layoff, discharge, rate of pay, and selection for training, shall be conducted without regard to race, gender, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap unrelated to ability or safety/health hazards, or status as disabled or Vietnam-era veteran or any other category protected by law.