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Embracing Diversity

June 8, 2023
Embracing Diversity: Engauge Workforce Solutions' Journey Towards Inclusivity Amidst the Pandemic

As an employee of Engauge Workforce Solutions, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing firsthand the transformative power of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, especially in light of the challenges brought about by the pandemic. In recent years, there has been a notable shift in attitudes towards immigrants as valuable contributors to the workforce, and Engauge is at the forefront of this movement.

Katie Malnight Meisinger, our Chief Operating Officer, shares insightful perspectives on this evolving landscape. She challenges the misconception that immigrants are “taking jobs away from other Americans,” highlighting the importance of language proficiency in hiring decisions. As she aptly puts it, “If you speak English, you’re going to be chosen over someone who doesn’t speak English.” This underscores the significance of communication skills in today’s diverse workplaces.

Engauge’s journey reflects this commitment to inclusivity. Just a few years ago, our clients hesitated to hire refugees. However, the pandemic forced a reevaluation of traditional hiring practices, leading to a more open-minded approach. As Meisinger notes, COVID-19 served as a catalyst for companies to explore alternative talent pools, offering new opportunities for non-English-speaking individuals who had previously faced barriers to employment.

I’ve seen firsthand the positive impact of these opportunities on individuals like Jebran, whose journey to economic freedom reached a significant milestone when he purchased a car. For immigrants and refugees, securing employment isn’t just about earning a paycheck; it’s about gaining autonomy and building a better future for themselves and their families.

At Engauge, we believe that diversity is our greatest strength. By embracing individuals from all backgrounds, we unlock untapped potential and foster a culture of innovation and belonging. As we navigate the post-pandemic era, we remain committed to championing inclusion and creating opportunities for everyone to thrive.

To read the full article about our commitment to diversity and inclusion, click here.


Together, let’s build a brighter, more inclusive future for all.


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