Chicago, IL, October 19, 2015—The Advanced Group, a Chicagoland diversified professional staffing, consulting, and outsourcing organization, was conferred a 2015 American Staffing Association Care Award honorable mention distinction. This national awards program recognizes outstanding corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives—business processes that produce an overall positive effect on society—among ASA member staffing firms, associate members (industry suppliers), and affiliated chapters.
The Advanced Group was honored for the partnership developed with Cristo Rey Network. Through rigorous academics, coupled with real world work experience, Cristo Rey students graduate high school prepared for success in college and in life. The Advanced Group has partnered with three Cristo Rey schools and currently has 12 interns from the program working at Advanced Group locations.
“We are proud of our partnership with Cristo Rey,” said Leo Sheridan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Advanced Group. “As far as a business practice goes, it’s a win-win-win model. There are not many Triple Wins in business, but this is one of them. There are the obvious benefits for students who work alongside professionals, developing skills to someday go out in the workforce and the changes it can truly make in their families when the first generation goes to college. But for businesses, the cost benefits of hiring talented young people who are extremely affordable, brings a great value to the dollars spent. The side-effect is the “enormous impact” the program makes for the future of communities.”
The ASA Care Awards honor CSR initiatives that involve employee training and professional development, community engagement, “green” business practices, philanthropy, and more. A panel of CSR experts selects the honorees.
All ASA Care Awards honorees will be celebrated at Staffing World® 2015, the ASA convention and expo, Oct. 27-29 in Nashville, TN.
Interviews with Advanced Group executives are available to members of the news media.
For more information about the Advanced Group, visit advancedgroup.com.
For more information about ASA and the ASA Care Awards, visit americanstaffing.net.
About the Advanced Group
The Advanced Group provides expertise in talent acquisition and management, consulting, outsourcing and professional services. Founded in 1988, our businesses include Advanced Clinical, Advanced Resources, TriWorth, and the WunderLand Group. Awards that we have won include “Best Places to Work in Illinois”, “Top Workplaces”, “Best of Staffing”, “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For”, and inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list. To learn more, visit advancedgroup.com.
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 affiliated chapters 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.
About Cristo Rey Network
The Cristo Rey Network comprises 30 Catholic, college preparatory high schools for underrepresented urban youth. Through rigorous academics, coupled with real world work experience, Cristo Rey students graduate high school prepared for success in college and in life. To learn more, visit cristoreynetwork.org.