24 Oct The Rowland Group wins a National Award for Volunteerism from the American Staffing Association
Tulsa, OK, Oct 24th, 2017—The Rowland Group, headquartered in Tulsa, OK will be honored with a national award from the American Staffing Association. The ASA Care Awards program recognizes outstanding social responsibility initiatives—business processes that produce an overall positive effect on society, community engagement, “green” business practices, philanthropy, and more.
The Rowland Group was awarded one of the highest scores ever in their category, a 98 out of 100, and was selected from among the 1750 ASA member staffing companies, associate members (staffing industry suppliers), and regional councils and affiliated chapters.
The Rowland Group will be honored for their collective community service out of over 800 hours of service logged as a company over the course of a year in over 40 different non-profits and community service focused organizations. Among their community service initiatives, The Rowland Group was specifically recognized for their involvement at Roy Clark Elementary in Tulsa, OK.
After hearing about the state budget cuts to education, The Rowland Group president Lynn Flinn, reached out to the administration at Roy Clark about volunteering. The Rowland Group then started a weekly student mentoring program over the lunch hour.
When measuring the total success of the outreach at Roy Clark Elementary, Union Public Schools community liaison Kulsum Siddiqui commented, “Teachers reported a change in student attitude (especially on the days when their TRG mentors visited) and increased self-confidence. Students demonstrated not only self-respect but also respect to others as a result of continued mentoring sessions. While academic assistance was an important component of the program, mentoring sessions helped broaden perspective for the students, many of who lead shelters and insular lives.”
As a result of the program’s success at Roy Clark, The Rowland Group started Teach Reach Give, a company community initiative focused on specifically on helping to teach career and job skills, reaching out to those with unmet needs, and giving of time, money, and energy to help others grow to their potential.
Too see a short video about the award and the partnership between The Rowland Group and Union Public Schools, see below:
The ASA Care Award honorees will be celebrated at Staffing World® 2017, the ASA convention and expo, Oct. 24-26, in Chicago. The official award ceremony will take place in the afternoon on October 26th.
About The Rowland Group
The Rowland Group is the industry leader in providing businesses with hiring solutions in the areas of Engineering &Energy, Information Technology, and Accounting & Finance. The Rowland Group offers a variety of customized hiring solutions, including contract, contract-to-hire, and direct-hire. The Rowland Group currently serves clients in the Tulsa, Houston, and surrounding areas.
About the American Staffing Association
The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its state affiliates advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. For more information about ASA, visit americanstaffing.net.