Ecolab Again Named Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality

01/28/2022

Ecolab has received a perfect score of 100% on the 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), designating it as one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.” The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. This is the 10th consecutive year that Ecolab has received a perfect score on the CEI, according to a news release.

TRSA Chair Shares Perspective on Global DEI Webinar

12/17/2021

TRSA recently partnered with several international linen, uniform and facility services industry associations to present a webinar on diversity, equity and inclusion issues in the industry. The 90-minute presentation, titled “Gender and Diversity in the Textile Care Industry: Let’s Have a Conversation,” featured TRSA Chair Noël Hammer Richardson.

‘Culturally Sensitive’ – Diversity and Staff Retention

12/03/2021

Many laundry operators across North America today rely on a significant number of immigrants who retain strong ties to their countries of origin. A strategy of even-handed tolerance – coupled with a sensitivity to the cultural identities of these employees – can build staff loyalty and retention, according to a healthcare laundry operator who recently published a book on this and related topics associated with immigration and diversity.

Save the Date: TRSA Partners to Present DEI Webinar

11/12/2021

TRSA has partnered with several international linen, uniform and facility services industry associations to present a Dec. 9 webinar on gender and diversity in the industry. The 90-minute presentation, titled “Gender and Diversity in the Textile Care Industry: Let’s Have a Conversation,” will feature a panel of speakers to share what has happened, and what should be happening, with case studies and challenging topics that address the realities of the industry, and the path forward.

Recruitment/Retention: An ‘EX’ Approach to Staffing

08/26/2021

Businesses lately are finding that success depends on more than a laser focus on the bottom line. The employee experience, what the Josh Bersin organization calls “EX,” is crucial to belonging, and the emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion has become a priority in employee-engagement strategies to reduce the risk of what many are calling “the great resignation” or forecasted “turnover tsunami.”

Women & Laundry Biz – The Good, the Bad and the Stressful

05/21/2021

As the owner’s daughter, she’d worked hard all her life. She had skills and ideas for growing the family business. She felt she’d earned a shot at the top job. Dad disagreed. He was convinced that a man – a son-in-law would do – should get the top job. Only when he passed away did the daughter get her chance to lead the company. She’s run the business successfully for years since then and never looked back. This was one of many stories that 25 female laundry operator and supplier partner executives shared during a two-hour TRSA Virtual Roundtable on May 19.

DEI Boosts Employee Satisfaction, Business Growth

05/07/2021

TRSA recently held the first of a two-part diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) webinar series titled Racial Equity & Workplace Culture. Jejuana C. Brown, M.Ed. CDP, served as the featured speaker for the program, which included data from McKinsey & Co. on workplace diversity trends. The one-hour webinar – sponsored by TRSA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee – drew more than 30 attendees from the linen, uniform and facility services industry. TRSA’s Salita Jones and Kristin Mudd served as co-moderators for the program.

TRSA Members Make Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity List

04/23/2021

Several TRSA operator and supplier partner members recently were named to Forbes magazine’s “America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2021” list. In collaboration with analytics firm Statista, Forbes identified the top employers for diversity through an independent survey of more than 50,000 employees working for companies employing at least 1,000 people in their U.S. operations, according to a news release.

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