Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at TriNet

We are in the people business. This is reflected in everything that we do and is brought to life by our mission and vision. We serve a diverse set of customers, and our colleagues represent an amazingly wide range of perspectives, backgrounds and experiences. They bring our One TriNet culture to life and provide the energy and personality that makes us who we are. We focus on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging because it’s the right thing to do.
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TriNet DEI framework

Our DEI and belonging journey is a movement, not a moment. To achieve our goals, we’ve created a DEI framework that outlines the principles that we live by, our multi-year roadmap and the ways we will focus our efforts. We are focused on cultivating the movement to engage every colleague at TriNet and embedding DEI and belonging into the DNA of our culture. Our principles include:
We inspire a sense of belonging through the One TriNet culture
We empower dynamic networks and intersectional communities
We encourage dialogue and authenticity to foster continuous learning
We champion diversity, equity and inclusion in all practices

We’re bringing DEI and belonging to life by:

  • Cultivating the movement by focusing an entire week to DEI through BUILD Week
  • Driving colleague-led experiences and building communities through colleague resource groups
  • Developing capabilities through custom DEI courses
  • Broadening perspectives with outside speakers through the DEI Speaker Series
  • Fostering open dialogue and creating safe space through coffee talks
  • Dedicating learning opportunities specific for people leaders through our Inclusive Leader Program
  • Supporting colleague development through rotational and mentorship opportunities
  • Improving recruitment efforts by masking resumes and removing bias language from job descriptions to ensure inclusivity for all
  • Publishing TriNet’s inaugural Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report to provide a new level of transparency into our role with respect to sustainability and community
Blair Smith

Impact Award

At 2023 BUILD Week, we announced the first Impact Award. This award recognizes the hard work, dedication, and leadership of a colleague resource group (CRG) member. We are pleased to announce Blair Smith as the awardee.

“I’m fortunate to hold leadership roles with TriNet Lighthouse for Colleagues (TLC), Black Employee Network (BEN) and Women at Work (W@W) CRGs, which has allowed me to focus on intersectionality. These groups address topics people typically avoid at work. But, in changing our approach to topics like mental health, being a woman in the workplace, LGBTQ+ safety, or Black colleague growth and organizational representation, we reach more people. People have to come together to create spaces where authenticity and vulnerability are celebrated. In leadership, we must set the example. I was terrified to cry during the first peer-to-peer session I hosted, but I did. The way my colleagues, many of whom I did not know, embraced me as I shared my experience caused a shift in all of us. These CRGs changed the way we brought ourselves to work because we knew we had a place where we belonged.”

Blair Smith
Carrier Support Analyst
CRG Impact Award Recipient

Our colleague resource groups

Our colleague resource groups (CRGs) are the culture carriers that drive One TriNet. CRGs are colleague-led, self-directed voluntary groups that offer opportunities to network internally, attract a diverse colleague base, provide an inclusive space for sharing ideas and experiences, and create opportunities for mentorship and career development. We empower our colleagues to create their own CRGs at TriNet. Here are examples of current CRGs:
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Hear from Our Colleagues

TriNet DEI Series

Through a series of stories told at a fictitious SMB, we hope to bring you with us on a journey to build an inclusive workplace where diversity is celebrated and everyone feels a sense of belonging.

All That Matters with TriNet’s Former President & CEO, Burton Goldfield

About TriNet


years in business, founded in 1988 in the San Francisco Bay Area


worksite employees as of 3/31/24


clients as of 12/31/23

TriNet Awards and Recognition

The Business Intelligence Group
The Business Intelligence Group
2024 Excellence in Customer Service Award
Ranks #1 for Excellence 1000 Index 2024
2024 America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity
Leader Summer 2024
Small Business Leader Summer 2024
Trust Radius
Trust Radius
Best Relationships Winter 2023
Trust Radius
Trust Radius
Best Feature Set Winter 2023
Bell Seal Award
Bell Seal Award
2023 Gold–Workplace Mental Health
Tech Radar
Tech Radar
2022 Five Best PEO Companies
2021 Best Employers for Women

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From your initial onboarding experience through professional growth support and leadership training, TriNet invests in your success every step of the way.  

Interested in joining the TriNet team? Visit our career site and explore career opportunities at TriNet.

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