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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Hiring Policy

At Wake Creative Inc. and all of our subsidiaries, we are committed to fostering a workplace culture that values and celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in all aspects of our operations, including our hiring processes. We believe that diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences contribute to creativity, innovation, and overall organizational success. As such, we have developed the following DEI hiring policy:

  1. Commitment to Diversity: Wake Creative Inc. is dedicated to building a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We recognize and value diversity in all its forms, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, nationality, socioeconomic status, and veteran status.
  2. Equitable Opportunity: We are committed to providing equitable opportunities for all individuals throughout the hiring process. We will not discriminate against any candidate based on protected characteristics and will actively work to eliminate bias from our recruitment and selection procedures.
  3. Inclusive Recruitment Practices: Wake Creative Inc. will implement inclusive recruitment practices to attract a diverse pool of candidates for all job openings. This includes utilizing diverse sourcing channels, ensuring job descriptions are free from biased language, and actively seeking out candidates from underrepresented groups.
  4. Unbiased Selection Process: Our hiring process will be designed to minimize unconscious bias and ensure fair treatment for all applicants. This includes implementing structured interviews, using standardized evaluation criteria, and providing unconscious bias training for hiring managers and interview panel members.
  5. Affirmative Action: Wake Creative Inc. is committed to affirmative action principles and will take proactive steps to address any underrepresentation of marginalized groups within our workforce. We will set measurable goals for diversity recruitment and regularly monitor our progress towards achieving these goals.
  6. Diversity Training and Education: We will provide ongoing training and education on DEI topics for all employees to foster a more inclusive workplace culture. This includes training on unconscious bias, cultural competency, and respectful communication.
  7. Accountability and Transparency: We will hold ourselves accountable for upholding our DEI hiring policy and regularly review our practices to identify areas for improvement. We will also be transparent with our employees, candidates, and the public about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our hiring processes.

By adhering to this DEI hiring policy, Wake Creative Inc. aims to create a workplace where all employees feel valued, respected, and empowered to contribute their unique talents and perspectives to our mission and vision.


Harassment and Discrimination Policy

At Wake Creative Inc. and all of our subsidiaries, we are committed to providing a work environment that is free from harassment and discrimination of any kind. We believe in treating all employees with dignity, respect, and fairness, and we prohibit any form of harassment or discrimination based on protected characteristics. This policy applies to all employees, including managers, supervisors, and non-supervisory employees, as well as contractors, clients, and visitors.

Prohibited Conduct:

Harassment and discrimination based on the following protected characteristics are strictly prohibited at Wake Creative Inc.:

  1. Race
  2. Color
  3. Ethnicity
  4. National origin
  5. Religion or creed
  6. Age
  7. Gender
  8. Gender identity or expression
  9. Sexual orientation
  10. Marital status
  11. Disability
  12. Veteran status
  13. Genetic information

Examples of Prohibited Conduct:

Prohibited conduct includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Verbal harassment, including derogatory comments, slurs, or jokes related to protected characteristics.
  2. Non-verbal harassment, such as gestures, displays, or images that create a hostile or offensive work environment.
  3. Physical harassment, including unwanted physical contact or unwelcome advances.
  4. Discrimination in hiring, promotion, compensation, or other terms and conditions of employment.
  5. Retaliation against individuals who report harassment or discrimination, or participate in an investigation of such complaints.

Reporting Procedures:

Employees who experience or witness harassment or discrimination are encouraged to report the behavior promptly. Reporting can be done through the following channels:

  1. Directly to a supervisor, manager, or human resources representative.
  2. Through the company’s anonymous reporting hotline or online reporting system.
  3. By submitting a written complaint to the human resources department or another designated individual.

Investigation and Resolution:

Upon receipt of a harassment or discrimination complaint, Wake Creative Inc. will promptly and thoroughly investigate the matter in a fair and impartial manner. Investigations will be conducted with confidentiality to the extent possible, and retaliation against individuals who report complaints or participate in investigations will not be tolerated.

Disciplinary Action:

Any employee found to have engaged in harassment or discrimination in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Wake Creative Inc. is committed to enforcing this policy and taking appropriate corrective action to prevent future instances of harassment or discrimination.


By adhering to this Harassment and Discrimination Policy and Reporting Procedures, Wake Creative Inc. is dedicated to maintaining a workplace culture that is respectful, inclusive, and free from harassment and discrimination. All employees are expected to comply with this policy and contribute to creating a positive work environment for everyone.

Date of Policy Implementation: 03/22/2024

Reviewed and Approved by: Jason McNeal Graham CEO WAKE CREATIVE INC