Recruiting Firm Decision Toolbox Has Been Certified as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

IRVINE, CA, March 30, 2010: Recruiting firm Decision Toolbox has been certified as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), enabling the company to source contracts with national and regional corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies that value supplier diversity. Decision Toolbox passed a rigorous selection process and qualified for certification as a privately held company that is at least 51 percent owned, operated, and controlled by a group of women.

“The WBENC is the gold standard and we’re thrilled to be certified,” said CEO Kim Shepherd. “Decision Toolbox is now part of an elite group of companies that is expected to add over 5 million U.S. jobs within the next decade, and that’s an exciting place to be.”

A recent report from the Guardian Life Small Business Research Institute states that while women small business owners represent just 16% of total U.S. employment, they will be responsible for creating one-third of the 15.3 million new jobs anticipated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics by 2018.

WBENC certification is nationally recognized because of the organization’s commitment and expertise. The WBENC is dedicated to applying the highest possible certification standards in the industry, and it is the benchmark for all other supplier diversity programs because it is known and accepted throughout corporate America.

More About The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its national standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations.

More About Decision Toolbox
Decision Toolbox is the gold standard for high quality recruitment services. The company provides scalable and easily integrated recruitment solutions for a 7% cost per hire on average while incorporating rigorous quality controls and a twelve-month candidate guarantee. Armed with the very latest tools and a team of seasoned US-based recruiters and sourcers, Decision Toolbox is an on-demand recruiting department for one critical search, for large projects, or a complete RPO solution. For every project, DT deploys a Six-Sigma inspired process that includes employment branding, aggressive candidate sourcing, comprehensive screening, on-boarding and the dedicated support of an experienced recruitment professional. Decision Toolbox has taken a leadership role in almost every aspect of recruitment, introd! ucing an RPO offering in 2000, four years before it became industry practice. DT is recognized as a “Thought Leader” by organizations such as SHRM, PIHRA, and the NHRA, and was awarded the 2009 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. For more information, visit

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