Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Smack Happy Design is proudly an EOE / Disabled / Veterans / LGGBTQ+ Employer.
We embrace diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. Although we’re focused on making sure women are equally represented in management positions, our team is deeply and equally committed to providing diverse, meaningful experiences that engage and enrich our communities, expanding an appreciation for and knowledge base of other people, cultures, values and perspectives.
Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.
At Smack Happy Design, we are committed to providing an environment where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), disability, age, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
We stand in solidarity with the Black community and those expressing outrage over the senseless killing of George Floyd. We also acknowledge the many more lives ended before their time due to systematic violence and racism.
We also understand that diversity extends the full spectrum of differences, ranging from ethnicity to sexual orientation to gender identity to physical ability. We continue to enhance and encompass all aspects of inclusion throughout our operations, policies, and practices.
Compassionate Leadership Statement
“Compassion begins with us, not I.”
We recognize compassion to be an essential aspect of a productive and inclusive work environment. Acts of kindness in the workplace impact not only the giver and the receiver, but it also has a positive impact on the culture as a whole.
We are committed to showing compassion in the workplace by:
- Noticing when team members are in pain or are experiencing personal stressors, and acting on solutions to further support their feelings of security and comfort at work.
- Actively listening to others without judgement.
- Accepting criticisms and carefully stating our opinions to someone for underperformance or failure, making sure we don’t hurt each other’s feelings and promote an environment of mutual respect.
Animal Welfare Statement
Our compassion for others extends not only to humans, but also to animals.
As animal lovers, we support the notion that no animal should endure the pain and suffering of a life of abandonment and/or neglect. We work to support and preserve the precious life on this planet and strive to support, advocate for, and create humane living environments for all animals.