Our People - Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives

Our People Matter - Corporate Social Responsibility

Value Proposition

At CBIZ, our value proposition to our clients is the breadth of our services and the depth of our expertise, including our unique ability to provide multi-disciplinary, coordinated solutions that respond to the complexity and uncertainty of today’s business environment. CBIZ brings value because of the talent, expertise and commitment of the more than 6,000 team members who make up our national team.

"Our People Matter" is one of our five Core Values. We pledge to:

  • Commit to the personal and professional growth of our team members.
  • Respect individuality and diversity and extend dignity to all.
  • Value and recognize the hard work, effort and contributions of our team members.
  • Support the communities in which our team members live and work.
  • Understand the importance of balance among our personal, community and professional lives.




Recognition of our team members’ hard work and contributions is an important part of their experience. We recognize and celebrate key milestones through our Service Anniversary Program. This program honors team members reaching 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 years and other significant anniversaries.

We are proud of the recognitions our professionals have received within their industries and communities. Annually, a growing number of CBIZ team members are recognized externally for their accomplishments. Please refer to click here for a list of those recognized in 2021.

Steven L. Gerard Legacy Award

The Steven L. Gerard Legacy Award (SLG Award) was established in 2016 to honor the impact and contributions of our former Chief Executive Officer during his tenure with the company. This award is peer nominated and focuses on how a team member exemplifies CBIZ’s core values. Each year, nominees from across the company are recognized for this special honor. Our 2021 SLG Award recipient was James Harmon, Business Unit President within our CBIZ Employee Benefits group in Westlake, Ohio.

Learning & Development

CBIZ is proud of its efforts to be a learning organization that provides opportunities for education, technical training, professional development, leadership development, and coaching and awareness at every step in a team member's career. These opportunities are offered through in-person, virtual and on-demand programs. We welcome new team members through a comprehensive process that includes preparation for their role, engagement with our team and culture, and access to a variety of CBIZ resources and supports. Please click here for our Enterprise-Wide Training brochure.



Our commitment to our people means making CBIZ a great place to work. More than 15 years ago, we established the Great People, Great Place (GP2) program with the goal of strengthening our culture, connecting our team members and supporting each other. Each year, GP2 sponsors a variety of events, activities and initiatives within our offices and teams.

Diversity & Inclusion

CBIZ continues to make important progress in our efforts to accelerate diversity and inclusion and to develop a more inclusive culture where all team members feel a sense of belonging. During 2021, our Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, a nimble group of leaders from across CBIZ, led a strategic planning process with the help of an external consultant as a step toward establishing a comprehensive and long- term diversity and inclusion strategy. The resulting strategy will launch in 2022 and aligns with our commitments as a signatory of the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.

In addition to this planning effort, we continue to support a variety of initiatives focused on team member retention, engagement, recruitment and building awareness of the importance of diversity and inclusion as a business imperative. During 2021, we launched the Our People Matter Speakers Series that spotlights diverse voices and experiences with external speakers, authors and team members. We also established a dedicated diversity and inclusion resource featured on our CBIZ Central intranet platform. The site makes a variety of resources, including books, articles, videos, podcasts and more, accessible on demand to our team members while also highlighting and celebrating important cultural events such as Black History Month, Pride Month and Juneteenth. Our team members are encouraged to recommend resources meaningful to them that can be shared with peers through the site.

Over the last year, we expanded our diversity and inclusion training offerings to include additional required courses on the impact of unconscious bias in the workplace and how we can all work toward a more inclusive culture. Our latest training course focuses on identifying, responding to and preventing microaggressions in the workplace. We also introduced an extended learning series as an optional opportunity for our team members to continue to explore the issues and concepts raised through our new trainings. During the second half of 2021, over 400 team members participated in the Diversity and Inclusion Extended Learning Series through facilitated discussion sessions designed to foster a safe space for courageous dialogue and questions.

Our CBIZ employee resource groups remain active and continue to grow.

CBIZ Women’s Advantage (CWA) provides professional training, development, mentorship, recognition and career enhancement opportunities to our professionals, and brings these same elements to our business communities through a variety of educational and networking events. In 2021, CWA introduced the Women Transforming Business annual award as an opportunity to recognize women leaders and deepen client relationships. CWA was also recognized as a global corporate partner for Dress for Success, a distinction based on the level of engagement, fundraising and pro bono services provided to the organization. CBIZ consultants are now providing Dress for Success leaders from across the globe with leadership coaching as well as leadership development to build critical capacity within the organization after establishing the Dress for Success Global Leadership University.

CBIZ Young Professionals (CYP) focuses on early-career team members with the goal of providing opportunities for growth and development aligned to long-term personal and professional goals and career paths. CYP continues to expand its national footprint to establish chapters in new geographies and in new teams. CYP launched an innovative mentorship pilot project that offers structured support and guidance to both mentees and mentors. The long-term goal of the mentorship pilot is to scale the concept companywide.

Building on the success of both CBIZ Women’s Advantage and CBIZ Young Professionals, we will expand our employee resource group offerings in 2022.

Employee Engagement

Our more than 6,000 team members are the heart of the business, and we use companywide engagement surveys to gather feedback from our team on a routine basis. The resulting insights help to drive continuous improvement across our various employee programs as we strive to be our team members’ employer of choice. Our annual survey ultimately informs all aspects of employee engagement, including learning and development, culture, recognition, flexibility, compensation and benefits. In 2021, we utilized a third-party survey for this purpose. Throughout the year, we also conduct ‘pulse’ surveys on specific topics or as part of program changes to gather timely feedback from our team.


We offer our team members a robust benefits package, including medical, dental and vision coverage. Each benefit is designed to improve or maintain the overall health of our team members. Please refer to click here for a detailed overview of our benefits.

Diversity Metrics