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September 18, 2020 Audra Jenkins

Equality and equity are not just passing fads. What can organizations do to prepare themselves for long-term cultural change?

“Good intention doesn’t always lead to great outcomes. We need to make sure we have actual plans in place to make that impact and it starts at the top.” — Audra Jenkins, chief diversity and inclusion officer, Randstad USA

Deloitte reports that 80% of people say inclusion is a critical factor when choosing an employer, and 72% would leave their current employer for a more inclusive one. Workplace diversity and inclusion are now more important than ever to talent who want to see themselves represented at the top.

How can your organization meet those expectations? What actions make a difference? And what metrics should you track to achieve reportable goals?

Join Randstad USA chief diversity and inclusion officer, Audra Jenkins and Felicia Gonzalez, program manager at Randstad Sourceright, to find out what employers are doing to attract more diverse talent, build diverse talent pools, and make job opportunities more accessible. Learn about the importance of diverse leadership and the initial challenges new chief D&I officers may face, and how they can overcome roadblocks to move strategic initiatives forward.

Want to learn more about inclusion at work? Read this white paper.

About the Author

Audra Jenkins

As chief diversity and inclusion officer, Jenkins spearheads initiatives both within and outside of our organization. She not only advances diversity and inclusion among internal employees, she also partners with customers as they work to achieve their own diversity goals. Jenkins firmly believes that diversity and inclusion must be woven into every aspect of the talent life cycle to attract quality candidates, enhance employee engagement and drive performance. She brings more than 20 years of human resources, diversity and compliance experience, along with a passion for advocating on behalf of underserved populations. She is the executive sponsor for Randstad’s Hire Hope program, which provides career readiness training and job placement services to at-risk women, including survivors of exploitation and trafficking.

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