Get Yourself the Job: empowering women at work.

December 11, 2017 Audra Jenkins

Audra Jenkins, chief diversity and inclusion officer with Randstad North America, was recently featured on LA Talk Radio’s "Get Yourself the Job.” She and host, Jennifer Hill, discussed the current state of women in the workforce.

Listen in to learn more about Hire Hope, a Randstad community outreach program that provides career training and placement services for underserved and at-risk women.

“For us, having a female CEO, it was important to see how we could impact women in the communities we serve,” Jenkins said. “Many of our client partners are also heavily involved. I’m very proud of the work we have done. We are making a difference.”

During the half-hour segment, Jenkins also noted that while women are making some gains in the workforce, there is still a long way to go. “At Randstad, we talk about pay expectations, understanding the role and the marketplace. It’s important for women to do their research, know what they are worth, and are aware of the prevailing wages for their skill set.”

Listen to the entire interview (click on the November 27, 2017 episode) for additional insights on closing the pay gap and preparing for a future where automation and artificial intelligence are part of the job. 

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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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