Recruitment Innovation Exchange: turning culture into a business driver.

October 25, 2019 Audra Jenkins

Audra Jenkins, chief diversity and inclusion officer at Randstad USA, recently appeared on the Recruitment Innovation Exchange (RIX) “Take it from the Top” podcast to discuss the importance of creating impactful and insightful diversity and inclusion strategies.

As a leader in the diversity and inclusion space, Jenkins knows how to help companies dispel stereotypes, tackle biases and adopt best practices to achieve greater cultural competence.

“It is necessary for us to do our business to be equally as providing expertise and being a subject matter expert in this arena,” says Jenkins. “Clients are looking at partners, they’re looking at people who can speak the language, who know what they’re going through. They want to be able to understand the challenges.”

Under Jenkins’ guidance, Randstad has been named to DiversityInc’s 2019 Top 50 Companies list in recognition of the company’s commitment to — and achievement in — diverse and inclusive business practices. “We will always be the first staffing firm on that list,” states Jenkins. “No matter who comes after us. Being a trailblazer, working hard, the support of our leadership has been amazing.”

Check out the full RIX podcast interview and be inspired by Jenkins’ journey on becoming a leader in this space. You’ll hear tips for driving and implementing workplace diversity and inclusion initiatives at your own organization. You can also stay up to date with the latest news on Randstad Sourceright’s diversity and inclusion Insights stream.

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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