Hoffmann’s recruitment and hiring is governed by a strong commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, with a focus on eliminating artificial barriers and increasing opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of underrepresented groups, including BIPOC, women, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, and people of diverse ethnic and religious identities. The firm regularly reviews hiring practices to assess progress toward affirmative action goals and ensure that all employees are given equal opportunity for assignments and promotions, as well as mentoring, training, and career development.
Hoffmann has actively worked to increase the proportion of underrepresented groups in leadership positions, including shareholder and office director roles. When retaining subconsultants, the firm has a policy of partnering with M/WBE enterprises whenever possible to advance opportunities for local women- and minority-owned companies. After years of frequent collaboration, Hoffmann has built excellent relationships with many such small businesses.
From working to build a pipeline of diverse professionals to empowering members of underrepresented groups within the firm, Hoffmann is committed to fostering a work culture that attracts and retains top talent, values diverse experiences and perspectives, encourages innovation, and promotes career growth and mentorship to expand diverse representation in leadership. Heightened cultural competence within the firm enables our project teams to be more effective in engagements with clients and consultants, with sensitivity to each person’s unique perspective, experiences, and needs.