Cella Recognized by SIA for its Commitment to Furthering Supplier and Employee Diversity

June 07, 2021


Company Joins 150 Other Firms on SIA’s 2021 List of Diversity Staffing Firms

ROCKVILLE, Md. – June 07, 2021 -- Cella, a nationwide staffing, consulting and managed solutions firm, announced it has been recognized as a leading diversity-owned company by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. A certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) for the past 17 years, Cella is listed on SIA’s 2021 U.S. and Canada Diversity Staffing Firms List for the third year in a row

Among the 151 firms on this year’s list, 89 reported they were women-owned and 81 cited Asian Indian, Asian Pacific, Black, Hispanic, Native American and/or LGBTQ ownership, with seven firms citing veteran ownership. In a press release about the awards, SIA president, Barry Asin said, “Diversity, equity and inclusion go beyond ownership, to commitment. As the conversation around DE&I takes a deeper hold in the industry, staffing clients are increasingly looking to suppliers to demonstrate their commitment to delivering diverse talent and to enhancing equity at work, both internally and externally.”

Cella is building on its heritage as a woman-owned and operated company, and has committed to embedding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) into all aspects of the company through its people, operations and marketplace in order to attract, engage and advance members of underrepresented groups. More than two-thirds of Cella employees are women, and it has committed to subcontractor diversity, as well as diverse recruiting by partnering with diverse job boards to advertise and post available positions. The company has also prioritized talent anonymity and use of pronouns, among other DEI initiatives. It has committed to a number of additional priorities in 2021 including further eliminating applicant screening and interview bias, as well as a supplier accountability audit. 

“Cella is proud of our history, and humbled to again be included on SIA’s list,” said Cella CEO, Rob Ganjon. “That said, we understand that diversity and inclusion don’t go away when the spotlight does. We’ve made progress in 2020, but we want to heighten visibility for the ongoing conversation around DEI, and we are doing that by ensuring that DEI is baked into all critical areas of our business.” 

About Cella
Cella is an award-winning leader in consulting, staffing and managed solutions for creative, marketing, digital and proposal development teams. We help people build meaningful careers and partner with companies to help them win. Our secret sauce? The Cella Trifecta: we have the right people, we understand our clients and we deliver results. Success requires a partner who offers all three. Together, we put passion to work. Cella is the only creative staffing firm to win the Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for over a decade and is a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise. For more information, please visit cellainc.com or contact [email protected].

About Staffing Industry Analysts
Founded in 1989, SIA is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Our proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labor. SIA’s independent and objective analysis provides insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem including staffing firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers, payrolling/compliance firms and talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms, crowdsourcing and online work services. We also provide training and accreditation with our unique Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program.
Known for our award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, executive conferences and events, we help both suppliers and buyers of workforce solutions make better-informed decisions that improve business results and minimize risk. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England.