How to Ask for Recommendations

Asking for recommendations can be intimidating. We’ve all been there! In my experience though, most people will be happy to support you. I actually love it when someone asks me …

Cinder 2021 Impact Report

When you finish the year, it’s important to slow down and remember how far you’ve come. You’ve worked, grown, and impacted people’s lives for 12 months! At Cinder we find …

Theater of DEI

First, let’s admit – many of us are trying our best. Our best, meaning we hold a sense of urgency in how we personally, interpersonally, and institutionally disrupt and transform …

How to Evaluate Your Hiring Practices to Foster Inclusivity

If you are like most employers, struggling to hire folks from Black, Latinx, and other marginalized communities, you can’t keep doing the same thing and expect different results. Amongst the …

Where to Start Your Career Change

What do you want to be when you grow up? How many of us have been asked this and had a certain answer? Personally, I’ve never had my sights set …

5 Steps for Connecting with New Communities

One of the best ways to connect with a diverse group of candidates is to build relationships within specific communities. As we have worked at Cinder to include more people …

Welcoming Réland Logan as Cinder’s Manager of Connection and Growth 

We are pleased to announce that Réland Logan has joined Team Cinder in a new role as Manager of Connection and Growth. In this role, Réland joins our leadership team and brings …

Welcoming Allie Montes to Team Cinder

We are thrilled to announce that Allie Montes has joined Team Cinder as a Division Manager! In this role, Allie will join our leadership team and oversee talent acquisition, account …

Marcus Carter joins Cinder as Director of Social Equity

We are excited to announce that Marcus Carter is joining Team Cinder in a new role as Director of Social Equity. In this role, Marcus will join our leadership team …

Women’s History Spotlight: Dolores Huerta

In celebrating the profound contributions women have made to our history and culture, it’s crucial that we recognize the women who’ve provided invaluable leadership to the labor movement and shaped …

Black History Spotlight: Bayard Rustin

“If we desire a society of peace, then we cannot achieve such a society through violence. If we desire a society without discrimination, then we must not discriminate against anyone …

Black History Spotlight: Arlene Holt Baker

Throughout history, innumerable African American leaders have fought to make a more inclusive and just world, and we all benefit greatly from the outcomes of their struggle.  In recognition of …

Black History Spotlight: A. Phillip Randolph

“A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess” – A. Phillip …

Black History Spotlight: Shirley Chisholm

A notable maverick, she famously hired only women for her staff and was known for taking positions against the Vietnam War, for minority and women’s issues, and for challenging the congressional seniority system.

Diversity Hiring Means Inclusive Hiring

Organizations committed to diversifying their hiring practices face a variety of challenges. Consciously expanding your hiring pipeline to incorporate demographics that you have been excluding requires an honest look inward …

Avoid the Beer Test

Many hiring managers and recruiters are faced with the challenge of quickly finding skilled candidates that will fit the existing workplace culture. Evaluating skills is relatively straightforward, but what about …

Cinder Staffing is proud to announce their sponsorship of Techfest NW

  Techfest NW Not to be outdone by Austin, Texas’ South by Southwest; Portland promoters added an additional “Tech” event to the lineup in 2012, known as TechfestNW. This two …

5 Reasons Portland is a Unique Place to Live

Nested in the heart of the northwest is Portland, OR. People all over the country have been looking for Portland jobs because it’s become such a desired city to live …