by Charlotte Gurney
Volt may be a global force in workforce solutions, but the humble heart that shaped our foundation 70 years ago still defines us. The Volt story began in 1950 when two brothers, who were first-born American sons of Ellis Island immigrants, found themselves struggling to find work in the postwar economy. Determined to turn his luck around, one of the brothers said that if he could not find a job, he would give himself one, and set out to start a business with his sibling that would eventually grow into the global staffing enterprise that Volt is today. This foundational story of difficulty and perseverance fostered an entrepreneurial spirit at Volt that has since empowered generations of doers and dreamers. This spirit is Volt’s unique power, driving the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to do great things and that Volt’s Expert Momentum - which continues to drive us forward - is Momentum For All.
Who We Are Today
No matter which direction your workforce management and talent acquisition strategies are headed, with Volt you are constantly moving forward. This is our Expert Momentum. We offer a diverse workplace and the opportunity to work with an array of great companies and inspired people.
-We recognize that our Expert Momentum is powered by diversity and inclusion and we are committed to the following:
-We Pledge to promote workplace diversity, for our employees and our clients, that reflects the communities we serve.
-We Value a collaborative work environment where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.
-We Commit to being diligent in creating a company culture that celebrates our differences.
-We Thrive on the unique experiences and diverse perspectives of our employees that lead to innovative and inventive ideas.
Workforce Diversity – Partnering on your Talent Acquisition initiatives
We pledge to promote workplace diversity, for our employees and our clients, that reflects the communities we serve. We want to work with our customers to build diverse workplaces where people can achieve their full potential.
As part of our workforce management solutions for clients, we take a seamless approach to partnership. We partner with our clients to ensure that their own workforce diversity and inclusion needs are met, because your growth is our reward.
Volt firmly supports equal opportunity in all buyer/supplier relationships. As a result, Volt has developed a diversity utilization program and often works with our clients to develop and implement similar initiatives within their organizations. Volt also seeks to align itself with other organizations to promote diversity in procurement and subcontracting. We offer consultative support to clients who, like Volt, are committed to ensuring diversity inclusion in their business practices. Currently, Volt reports diversity usage to various clients whose business activities are regulated by federal, state, county, and municipal statutes. These ongoing efforts reaffirm our commitment to offer equal economic opportunity to all segments of the business community.
Promoting Equal Opportunity and Diversity
We value a collaborative work environment where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.
We value diversity and maintain a strong commitment to equal employment opportunity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex or gender identity, national origin, marital or parental status, disability, military, or veteran status. We have an anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policy which embodies our commitment to these ideals.
We thrive on the unique experiences and diverse perspectives of our employees that lead to innovative and inventive ideas.
We want to build diverse workplaces where people can achieve their full potential. Fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace makes Volt more agile and responsive to our customer’s needs. By offering broader perspectives and varied skills and experiences, we increase our competitive position in the marketplace.
Women in Leadership Positions
Volt is strongly committed to the promotion of gender equality throughout our organization. In fact, over 70% of our executive leadership team are women. Led by President and CEO Linda Perneau, these women represent some of the most dedicated and influential leaders in the industry.
2021 President and CEO, Linda Perneau named to the 2021 SIA “Global Power 100 Women in Staffing” List of Most Influential Leaders in Staffing.
2020 President and CEO, Linda Perneau and Chief Global Solutions Office, Lori Schultz named to the 2020 SIA “Global Power 150 Women in Staffing” List
2019 President and CEO Linda Perneau named to the 2019 Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) North America “Staffing 100” List
2019 President and CEO Linda Perneau and Senior Vice President Lauren Griffin named to the 2019 SIA “Global Power 150 Women in Staffing” List
We Can Do More
Volt is committed to constantly moving forward, which means being agile as it relates to our employees’ and clients’ diversity and inclusion interests. Although we have made many positive strides in this area, we constantly challenge ourselves and our employees to do better.
We are committed to respecting differences as much as sameness, and to continually learning about the diverse cultures, beliefs, identities, abilities, and attitudes that shape our communities. We are all in this journey together, and together we can do more.