Diversity Is In Our DNA
We Embrace and Respect Authenticity
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). At Applause, we understand their combined power. We value diversity in all its forms: age, color, disability, ethnicity, family/marital status, gender identity/expression, language, national origin, physical/mental ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status and more.
Each day, we strive to both remove the hurdles to equity and to enable opportunities for all employees. As a minority owned business, DEI is in our DNA, and our global community adds tremendously to that mix. We also prioritize charitable contributions to organizations that support underrepresented groups, such as dream.org, National Society of Black Engineers, GLAAD, United Way and Cradles to Crayons.
It’s really gratifying to see women being put in leadership roles, to see people who don’t look like me or who have different backgrounds be able to advance within the organization is really compelling.
Applause is very inclusive and respectful of global culture. They give us freedom, respect Indian festivities and support celebrating our festivals. Diwali is the most interesting time for India employees as we receive nice gifts from Applause.
Each team at Applause encourages cross-collaboration and inclusivity of others - we encourage speaking up about the issues that you may face, and everyone is always available and ready to lend a hand.
When I interviewed, I definitely saw things that I relate to. They were flexible, they were super open, the team was very multicultural. I was coming from Colombia and was really looking for a place where I could feel like I fit in and that had an open culture.
Our uTest community offers outstanding diversification. Coming from different cultural, social and economic backgrounds they represent distinct mindsets and approaches – which is an unmatched asset for our global customers.
DEI in All We Do
It’s an intrinsic part of our culture and extends across everything we do.
Insights Into Applause Nation
Like digital quality and serving our customers, DEI is an ongoing commitment. A never-ending process that requires a multi-faceted approach to talent acquisition.
nationalities across our global team
languages spoken by our global team
are from under-represented groups
Investing in Equity Every Day
Equity doesn’t just happen overnight, nor is it a one-time event. Our ongoing commitment is built on the foundation of our professional development curriculum and approach to leadership training. We provide all the tools needed — everything from unconscious bias training to methods for offsetting legacy disadvantages and more. It’s also core to the way we interact as teammates on a daily basis, and the expectations we set for each other.
A Contract for a Sustainable Future
Applause’s sustainability practices reflect our core belief that doing the right thing is also good for our customers and the world.
Our CEO, Chris Malone, signed the Vista CEO pledge, which commits us to measure greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually and reduce them by 50% by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050. Each year, we set GHG reduction targets and offset goals. We also focus on energy and waste management as well as product innovation to support positive environmental outcomes.
In addition, because we have built a successful hybrid office-remote work environment, we reduce energy use around the world.