Yardstick Management Named to Inc.’s 2021 Best in Business List in Human Resources Category

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2nd Annual List Recognizing 147 Private Companies That Put Purpose Before Profit

“As we continue to consult with some of the largest companies in the world, it’s exciting to know that others are just as invested in change as we are.” - Dr. Ebbie Parsons III, Founder of Yardstick Management

Yardstick Management, America’s leading Black-Owned management consulting firm, today announced it has been awarded the Bronze medal in the Inc. 2021 Best in Business list in the Human Resources category. Inc.’s Best in Business Awards honor companies that have gone above and beyond to make a positive impact.

The list, which can be found in the Winter issue of Inc. magazine (on newsstands December 14), recognizes small- and medium-size privately held American businesses that have had an outstanding influence on their communities, their industries, the environment, or society as a whole.

“Human Resources took on a whole new meaning this year. Every HR department had to step back and look at how they were handling discrimination and bias. We at Yardstick worked with these departments to develop concrete steps to create the necessary change,” said Dr. Ebbie Parsons III, Founder of Yardstick Management. “As we continue to consult with some of the largest companies in the world, it’s exciting to know that others are just as invested in change as we are.”

Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc., says, “What began for us during the pandemic as an effort to showcase companies that were helping the community has grown into a recognition of social, environmental, and economic impact. The companies on this year’s list are change makers with heart – and they’re pouring the best of their business into the people and communities around them.”

Rather than solely relying on quantitative criteria tied to sales or funding, Inc.’s editors reviewed the companies’ achievements over the past year and noted how they made a positive difference in the world. They then selected honorees in more than 49 different industries – from finance to software to engineering to fashion, and more – and in age-based and revenue-based categories. The applicant pool was extremely competitive, with around 2,700 entries and an acceptance rate in the low single digits – a huge success for these honors in the list’s second year. Honorees for gold, silver, bronze, and general excellence across industries and categories are featured online at inc.com/best-in-business.

About Yardstick Management
Established in 2012, Yardstick Management is America's leading Black-Owned management consulting firm, providing organizational strategy, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging support, and executive search expertise at the world’s most recognizable companies. Our comprehensive services help organizations transform their culture as well as attract and retain the most senior-level diverse executives to their C-Suites and boards.

Yardstick Management has a proven track record of successful transformation and is trusted by the largest companies in the world. In 2021 alone, the management consulting firm increased revenue by 166%, grew its employee base by 42%, and impacted over 2,600,000 employees across global corporate, non-profit, and educational organizations including, Amazon, Facebook, LinkedIn, Netflix, MIT, Orangetheory Fitness, PLBY Group Inc., Davita Kidney Care, Whirlpool, Roark Capital, and more. For additional information, visit yardstickmanagement.com.

About Inc. Media
The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across various channels, including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the Inc. 5000 allows these founders a chance to engage with their peers in an exclusive community with the credibility to help drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com.

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