FIA NYC Employment & Faces International Partner To Bring DEI & Diversity Staffing To All Businesses

FIA NYC Employment & Faces International Partner To Bring DEI & Diversity Staffing To All Businesses

Faces International, a staff development, PR and Marketing firm based in Allentown PA have formed a formal partnership with FIA NYC Employment, an award-winning staffing agency to provide comprehensive Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Employment services across the region. Faces is a Black Owned company that recently committed $100k to encourage financial philanthropy, and is a longtime community driven organization who has recently done DEI work with global and regional powerhouses such as Olympus, East Penn Manufacturing, Air Products, Butz Family of Companies and PPL. FIA NYC Employment, also black-owned, is a 2022 Excellence in Business Award Winner headquartered in Allentown. FIA is a professional services staffing agency, with three divisions: Staffing/Diversity Staffing, DEI Consulting & Career Coaching. They support all industries, and staff for well known brands including PBS, Crayola and Liquid Interactive.

The two have combined to help organizations tackle some of the most pressing issues that hurt DEI within organizations; staff development, staff recruitment and staff retention.

Tyrone Russell, CEO of Faces said “When we are working with these companies to create a more inclusive environment where people of all walks of life feel they belong, we constantly hear about the struggles from leadership about their struggle with attracting and retaining talent from different backgrounds. FIA is a monster in recruitment and this partnership allow us to really assist our clients from A-Z”

William Brown, CEO/Co-Founder and Director of DEI commented “This is what it’s about, leveraging relationships to better support our community. From our first meeting with the Faces team, there was a strong synergy between us. Faces’ approach to DEI and dedication to excellence works perfectly with our commitment to supporting our clients’ goals for placement and retention of employees in any organization. The combination just makes sense”.

The two companies are entering year ten in existence and have continued to provide service while challenging clients to create systems and relationships that drive them to the 22nd century.

To learn more, please contact Diversity@fianyc.com

FIA NYC’s William D. Brown Appointed to the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors

FIA NYC’s William D. Brown Appointed to the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors

Allentown, PA, 9/23/2022


FIA NYC Employment announced today that their CEO and Director of DEI, William D. Brown, has been Appointed to the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors. The first time FIA will be represented within this prestigious board, William D. Brown brings over 25 years of business and entrepreneurial leadership experience to represent the company and its initiatives. In addition to leading the organization, Brown currently leads FIA NYC’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives, is a 2022 Men of Influence awardee and has been featured on several media platforms including PBS, WFMZ and Lehigh Valley Style Magazine.

About FIA NYC Employment
A proud member of the Greater Lehigh Valley community, FIA NYC Employment continues to focus on providing “Corporate service with a personal approach”. Specializing in professional services and healthcare staffing, FIA NYC works with clients ranging from startup-Fortune 500, including global brands. FIA NYC’s journey began in New York City, and relocated its headquarters to Lehigh Valley, PA in 2013. FIA NYC is a 2022 Excellence in Business Award Winner, as well as a two-time Best Staffing Agency (PA) Winner in both 2020 and 2021.

The divisions of FIA NYC are:
⁃ Staffing & Recruiting
⁃ Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consulting (C-level Executives, HR & General Staff)
⁃ Career Coaching & Resume Writing Services
Learn more about FIA NYC Employment at www.fianyc.com

About The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber’s mission is to improve the economy and quality of life in the Lehigh Valley. Serving more than 5,000 businesses and members with more than than 280,000, the Chamber is the largest in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and in the top six nationwide. Our thirty-plus affiliated chambers, councils and committees are On Every Main Street with more than 1,500 community focused volunteers who actively contribute, at the grass roots, to develop and achieve their respective and collective goals.

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FIA NYC Employment Wins 2022 Excellence in Business Award (EIBA)

FIA NYC Employment Wins 2022 Excellence in Business Award (EIBA)

June 21, 2022 

Allentown, PA- FIA NYC Employment, a professional services staffing firm, today announced it was named the winner of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce 2022 Excellence in Business Award, in the Micro Business Category. 

The award was presented to FIA NYC by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Business Council at the Northampton Country Club in Easton, PA on June 16, 2022. 

About FIA NYC Employment 

A proud member of the Greater Lehigh Valley community, FIA NYC Employment continues to focus on providing “Corporate service with a personal approach”. Specializing in professional services and healthcare staffing, FIA NYC works with clients ranging from startup Fortune 500, including global brands. FIA NYC’s journey began in New York City, and relocated its headquarters to Lehigh Valley, PA in 2013.  

The divisions of FIA NYC are: 

  • Staffing & Recruiting  
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consulting (C-level Executives, HR & General Staff) 
  • Career Coaching & Resume Writing Services 

Learn more about FIA NYC Employment at www.fianyc.com 

About the Excellence in Business Awards 

The Excellence in Business Awards (EIBA) are awarded to companies and individuals who exemplify outstanding business practice as demonstrated by their mission, Chamber and community involvement, customer satisfaction, and demonstrated commitment to quality, leadership, marketing, training, and development. 

About The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber’s mission is to improve the economy and quality of life in the Lehigh Valley. Serving more than 5,000 businesses and members with more than than 280,000, the Chamber is the largest in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and in the top six nationwide. Our thirty-plus affiliated chambers, councils and committees are On Every Main Street with more than 1,500 community focused volunteers who actively contribute, at the grass roots, to develop and achieve their respective and collective goals.

How do you communicate your worth? | Life-lessons | wfmz.com

How do you communicate your worth? | Life-lessons | wfmz.com

As we head deeper into 2022, maybe you have some aspirations of changing jobs or getting a promotion.

Do you know your worth?

What value do you bring to your workplace? Do you know how to quantify it?

Career experts say you should! Nancy Werteen was joined by Lindsay Watson, co founder of FIA NYC employment services and career coach.

Wether your a business owner, an entrepreneur, a worker, how do you really make sure you understand your value and your worth.

Read more here.

A Diverse, Inclusive Workplace Starts at the Top, say panelists at LVB’s Diversity Summit

A Diverse, Inclusive Workplace Starts at the Top, say panelists at LVB’s Diversity Summit

A diverse and inclusive workplace is the result of a long-term commitment from company leadership, according to the local business leaders participating on Lehigh Valley Business’s Diversity and Inclusion panel.

The panel, held as part of LVB’s virtual Diversity Summit on September 16, followed up a presentation by Eric Ellis, president and CEO of Integrity Development Corporation, an Ohio-Based inclusivity-training firm.

Sustainable inclusion, or the constant state of being more inclusive of people of color, LGBTQ persons, women and minorities, is a necessity in today’s business world, he said. And creating a diverse and inclusive workplace isn’t just the right thing to do, but also makes good business sense. The global Black Lives Matter protests have shone a light on the changes that need to be made, Ellis said.

“Don’t be silent,” he advised employers, take the time to strengthen your inclusion efforts.

To make effective changes, Ellis encourages employers to address unconscious bias, which operates outside of conscious awareness, or outside of our stated beliefs. For example, we may say out loud and even believe that we don’t have a problem with certain minorities, as long as they get the job done, but our actions may say differently, he said.https://c95aba02b490dc13bf9e5a19a42ae003.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html

Bias limits innovation, while also reducing a potentially diverse talent pool that leads to an increased turnover of employees. People don’t want to stay in workplaces where they feel marginalized, he said.

Desha Dickson, associate vice president of community wellness at Reading-based Tower Health and panelist at the event, said it is important for company management to reflect the community that it services. Patients of color who receive care from doctors of color have better health outcomes, Dickinson said.

“We need to bring the community’s perspective to the table and create a space for those who don’t have the same privileges as you,” she said.

Judith Harris, an attorney with Allentown’s Norris McLaughlin, said that while businesses may tend to hire a homogeneous staff because people “like to work with people who are like them,” working with people who are like you should be about shared values, more than race, gender or age.

William D. Brown, CEO at FIA NYC Employment Services, said it wasn’t logical to expect companies to fire people in order to bring in more people of color. Rather, he said, start with the Human Resources Department. Bring in a diversity consulting firm that can partner and be a resource to top-level leadership as diversity becomes a part of the company culture. Mindsets change over time and it takes time to build habits, he said.

Reading Hospital’s Dickson added efforts must be put into not just hiring diverse leadership but retaining those employees. “Diversity needs top-down support from the C-Suite.”

Underscoring Ellis’ point that creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is good for the bottom line, Norris McLaughlin’s Harris said clients are demanding diversity of businesses today. “If you want to be current, part of being current is showing that you value diversity,” she said.

By: Dawn Ouellette Nixon

Link: https://www.lvb.com/building-diverse-inclusive-workplace-starts-top-say-panelists-lvbs-diversity-summit/