At AppFrontier, we believe diversity and inclusion are essential to our culture – and at the core of our success. As a member of the Salesforce Talent Alliance, we’ve made a commitment to bringing new talent into the Salesforce ecosystem and building a diverse workforce through inclusive hiring practices.
The Salesforce Talent Alliance connects Salesforce Partners, like Chargent, to new Salesforce professionals, with an emphasis on bringing new talent into the Salesforce ecosystem and building a diverse workforce that reflects our global society.
DEI initiatives are not just a reflection of our values – they’re good business. Diverse companies earn 2.5 times higher cash flow and report higher productivity of over 35%.
Diverse companies earn 2.5 times higher cash flow
Salesforce Talent Alliance Resources for Individuals
Research from IDC projects that the Salesforce economy will create 9.3 million jobs by 2026 – and Salesforce is working to ensure that they have the strongest talent pool possible. The Salesforce Talent Alliance provides numerous resources for prospective job seekers, including training programs all around the world.
Salesforce Pathfinder is a workforce development program in the United States and the United Kingdom designed to train individuals from diverse backgrounds with the skills needed to earn certification as a Salesforce administrator or developer.
Salesforce Military, in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, offers free online, self-paced Salesforce training classes and certification exams for active-duty military, veterans, and military spouses.
The Salesforce Talent Alliance also taps into a deep network of external training programs, such as SuperMums and PepUp Tech.
SuperMums helps parents to upskill and retrain in Salesforce and supports them in finding flexible, well-paid roles that enable a work-life balance. Their programs include online learning, mentoring, coaching, hands-on work experience, and job search support.
PepUp Tech brings training and mentorship programs to underserved communities, with the goal of increasing underrepresented groups in the tech industry. PepUp Tech’s individual programs include Young Tech Explorers, Salesforce Bootcamp, and Salesforce Virtual Academy.
Salesforce Partner Commitment
Membership in the Salesforce Talent Alliance delivers clear benefits to Salesforce Partners, connecting them to a diverse talent pool of highly qualified trailblazer talent.
As members, employers commit to hiring net new Salesforce professionals, and to incorporating inclusive hiring practices such as auditing job descriptions to remove bias, and standardized, competency-based interview processes. These best practices have a far-reaching impact:
Four in five (86%) candidates globally say DEI in the workplace is important to them. 62% of people would turn down a job offer from an organization that didn’t support a diverse workforce.
Stacey Faris, Director of Billing, Recruiting and Benefits at Chargent by AppFrontier, leads Chargent’s Salesforce Talent Alliance program, and says of her experience, “As a leader, I have committed to interviewing candidates referred by the program, and I have been so impressed by their work ethic and enthusiasm.”
To learn more about the Salesforce Talent Alliance and how you can get involved, check out Trailblazer Connect for Employers, or connect with other Talent Alliance leaders on LinkedIn.
Chargent makes it simple to take payments anywhere in Salesforce – and it’s also a great place to work. If you’re interested in a career in the Salesforce ecosystem, learn more about job seeker resources with the Salesforce Talent Alliance, and then check out Careers at Chargent to come join us.