Diversity at Boys Town means building on a culture that employs the unique strengths and differences of each of our staff members in order to best serve children, families, and communities. At Boys Town, we believe that our success as an organization is directly related to our talented and attentive multicultural workforce. We view attracting and retaining a diverse workforce as one of our most important functions. It is our commitment to diversity that enables us to understand and appreciate all applicants and employees.
Our objective is to have a workforce that reflects the diverse communities that we serve. We believe that this results in better communication with children, families and employees which allows us to better serve the individual needs of different types of people. To achieve this goal, we have programs and initiatives that include diversity recruiting, cultural competency training and community partnerships and outreach.
We encourage a workplace where individuals have a chance to put their talents to work in a productive and satisfying way. By recognizing different backgrounds, skills and points of view, we enable our employees to contribute to their full potential.
The benefits that we derive from having a diverse workforce include:
- Cultural awareness and sensitivity towards the youth, families and communities that we serve
- Ability to work more effectively together to serve a diverse customer base
- Different viewpoints and perspectives in decision making
- Greater innovation and creativity
- A broad pool of qualified employees at all levels of the organization
Affirming Diversity and Inclusion
Boys Town’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy establishes the foundation for a more diverse, civil, inclusive and productive workplace. We provide diversity and inclusion training to all new employees and annually deliver training and workshops designed to help our managers and supervisors better understand their legal and ethical responsibilities. In turn, our managers encourage awareness and respect for diversity within their departments.
At Boys Town, individuals are expected to establish and maintain positive, professional and appropriate working relationships with all other individuals. We do not tolerate illegal discrimination and harassment, and processes are in place to ensure that employee concerns are resolved fairly, quickly and as amicably as possible.