Our Positions

Although our beliefs are carefully curated and closely held, we believe there is always opportunity for honest debate.

We are committed to:

  • Honoring the Lord in all we do by operating the company in a manner consistent with Biblical principles.

  • Delivering to our customers exceptional value by meeting and/or exceeding their expectations.

  • Serving our employees and their families by establishing a work environments and company policies that build character, strengthen individuals, and nurture work/life balance.

  • Although we serve customers across the world, and unless otherwise regulated or stated, we are proud to note our project deliverables and software systems are Made in the USA.

Company Position on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

At Talegen, we recognize and respect the fundamental intentions behind Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives. The aspiration to create a workplace that is fair, inclusive, and respectful of all individuals is not only commendable but essential in today’s global business environment. We share this commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, but we also believe in approaching this goal with a perspective that differs from conventional DEI practices.

Our stance is that certain DEI initiatives, while well-intentioned, can sometimes be counterproductive, leading to outcomes that are exclusionary, divisive, and, in some instances, inadvertently perpetuate the very biases and divisions they aim to eliminate. For example, initiatives that overly emphasize group identities can inadvertently reinforce stereotypes and create divisions among employees, rather than promoting true inclusivity and understanding.

At Talegen, we advocate for an approach that focuses on individual merit, skills, and contributions, rather than primarily on group identities. We believe that this approach not only fosters a truly inclusive environment but also drives innovation and business success. Our policies and practices are designed to ensure that every employee, regardless of their background, has equal opportunity to thrive and contribute to our company’s goals. This includes merit-based hiring practices, unbiased performance evaluations, and creating a culture where diverse perspectives are valued for their contribution to our collective success.

We understand that this is a complex and nuanced topic, and we are committed to an ongoing dialogue about how best to achieve a truly inclusive and equitable workplace. We welcome feedback and perspectives from all viewpoints, as we believe that open and respectful discourse is the foundation for continuous learning and improvement. Our commitment is not just to a set of policies, but to an evolving conversation about how we can best embody the values of fairness, respect, and inclusivity in everything we do.

At Talegen, we are dedicated to building a workplace that respects the individual, values diverse perspectives, and offers every employee the opportunity to excel. We believe that this approach aligns with our core values and our mission to create innovative and effective business solutions for our clients.

Federal Minimum Wage

We advocate for the abolition of a federal minimum wage, believing that States are better positioned to set wage floors that align with their specific economic conditions and cost of living. We argue that removing federal minimum wage mandates would allow for a more flexible, market-driven approach to compensation, thereby potentially increasing employment opportunities and business growth. At the same time, we recognize that States should have the autonomy to implement their own minimum wage laws to protect low-skilled workers from exploitation and to address income inequality. This balanced approach allows for both competitive wages and business flexibility, tailored to the unique needs of each State’s labor market.

As we continue to research and form our positions on a variety of other issues important to us and our clients, we will add them here.