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January 17, 2019

Five Reasons to Make Us Part of Your Diverse Supplier Strategy

A supplier diversity program is critical to the growth of your company. Having effective business relationships with other companies creates a supply chain that gives businesses a competitive advantage over others. But diverse suppliers can provide more than just goods and materials to a business. Did you know diverse suppliers can help companies improve company culture, boost employee engagement, and improve employee retention?

As a diverse supplier, Levy is a one-stop-shop for companies seeking to build healthy company cultures that make employees excited to come to work every day. How do we do it? By providing employee recognition programs that motivate and reward employees for the excellent work they do!  

We can help your business navigate the ins and outs of employee recognition while simultaneously boosting the company’s supplier diversity program. Here are five reasons to make Levy one of your diverse suppliers!

We Want to Help You

There is a lot of research that proves that companies that have a healthy, diverse supply chain are more profitable than companies that don’t. Working with vendors and suppliers that are minority-owned, women owned, veteran owned, and LGBT-owned not only helps these businesses find success but can save your company a lot of money in the long run.

Companies are creating diverse supplier programs that ensure the use of historically underutilized businesses in the procurement of goods and services. These programs are designed to enable companies to build relationships with diverse companies that can provide them with raw materials, labor, or other services directly related to improving their company’s product. But don’t forget that diverse suppliers are part of almost every industry. One area often overlooked is employee engagement and recognition.

If your goal is to secure the inclusion of diverse groups in your company’s procurement plan, Levy can help!

By partnering with Levy for your employee recognition program, we can help your company improve the effectiveness of your supplier diversity program. We are a certified woman-owned company with more than 55 years of experience in employee recognition and custom awards manufacturing. It is our goal to help businesses build strong workplace cultures through the use of various recognition tactics. We create custom recognition programs that meet the needs of your company and your employees.

We can help your company uncover the underlying needs of your employee engagement program and find solutions that benefit both your company and employees. We create programs that can help your company set a budget, select recognition products, and rewards, and report program success.

We are WBENC Certified

Networking is the lifeblood of many businesses and attending trade shows, and conferences are the best to learn about the latest in technology, materials, or services that can help your company move forward and improve your supplier diversity program.

Levy is part of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). We are a certified woman-owned company.

Not familiar with WBENC? That’s okay!

WBENC is the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the United States. They advocate for women business owners and help entrepreneurs find partnerships with companies who want to work with diverse suppliers. WBENC provides opportunities at conferences that allow companies like Levy to meet with potential partners seeking diverse supplier relationships.

Levy is proud to display our WBENC certification. We are excited to be part of a growing network of Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).

As a certified WBE, Levy regularly seeks to develop new connections and learn about the up and coming trends in supplier diversity. By working with us, you have the opportunity to enhance your diverse supplier program and strengthen its effectiveness.

We Can Save You Money

Companies that don’t already have a supplier diversity program could be missing out on the opportunity to create profitable relationships with other businesses. By working with vendors and suppliers primarily from underutilized groups, your company could qualify for the many tax incentives that come from partnering with diverse suppliers.

That’s right! By working with Levy to build an employee recognition program, you could qualify for tax breaks through the federal government.

In our eyes, it’s a win-win. Not only can your company benefit from tax incentives by working with Levy, but there are also various money-saving benefits to creating an employee recognition program.

Programs have been proven to enhance employee engagement, boost attendance and retention, and improve the overall quality of your workplace culture. All of these things save your company money by reducing the cost of employee turnover. Employee recognition programs can even improve employee production values.

We Offer Customized Solutions

We know that employee recognition products are not one-size-fits-all. Your company has specific needs and is seeking recognition solutions that satisfy your employees. Levy offers fully customizable employee recognition programs to meet those needs.

Whether you are looking for a points-based rewards program, employee performance recognition, safety engagement programs, or brand management systems, we have a solution for you!

We provide everything you need to keep your employees engaged and excited about the work they are doing for your company. We believe that employee recognition programs have the power to inspire employees to do bigger and better things each day. Our programs are designed to promote company values, boost involvement, and make your employees feel proud of the work they are doing.

We Improve Employee Relationships

Employee recognition programs encourage employees throughout the entire company to do their part in building company success.  We help you integrate employee recognition in each department of your company. Cloud-based solutions make it possible to extend employee recognition to offsite locations, satellite offices, and independent contractors. Your employees want to feel like they are part of something special. You can improve the relationship your employees share with your company by implementing an employee recognition program.

Supplier diversity programs are a great way to help your company find vendors that best suit the growth strategy of your company. Why not look to build diverse relationships with vendors who can help your company reach its employee engagement and retention goals? Not only can Levy’s programs encourage employees to work harder and achieve more, but we also fulfill your supplier diversity needs. Levy offers a variety of tools to solve problems and create growth for your business. Because of the time and effort we put into each of our customer relationships, you can rest assure your company will receive quality products and first-rate service. We are committed to helping companies build lasting relationships, learn about how our company can aid their supplier program, and incorporate employee recognition products that attract and retain talented employees for their company.

Written by Anita Hawkins

Anita is the Digital Marketing Specialist at Levy Recognition. She loves helping people discover the custom awards process and teaching them about the methods and materials used to create custom awards and trophies. She has spent the majority of her career in the Marketing Industry, gaining experiences in areas such as Inbound Marketing, Journalism, and Web Design. While Digital Marketing is her primary job function by day, Anita also enjoys watching sports, competing in trivia events, and spending time with family and friends.
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