U.S. Headquarters: Roseland, N.J.
Global Employees: 57,000
U.S. Employees: 35,646
Last Year’s DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 27
Why It’s on the List
ADP (Automatic Data Processing) is on the list for the fourth consecutive year as its talent-development and supplier-diversity efforts show marked improvement.
On the human-capital front, ADP has intensified the efforts of its five resource groups, including its newest group, for veterans, which was featured at DiversityInc’s Innovation Fest! earlier this year. The other groups are for Blacks, Latinos, LGBT employees and allies; and virtual/homeshored associates.
The company has strategic efforts to foster talent development for women, including Women in Leadership. The initiative currently includes efforts to mentor high-potential saleswomen, with the goal of increasing their percentage of senior women.
As for supplier diversity, the company’s spend with minority- and women-owned suppliers has increased as new initiatives have been introduced, including a diverse-supplier locator for procurement buyers, an analysis of diverse-supplier spend in high-spend segments, new vendor technology and enhanced communications.
The diversity commitment starts at the top. President and CEO Carlos Rodriguez chairs the executive diversity council, meets frequently with resource groups and personally serves as executive sponsor of a group. The council meets quarterly and ties executive compensation to goals that it sets. More than three-quarters of the council members are in the mentoring program.
Other DiversityInc Lists
- No. 5 The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Latinos
- No. 9 The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Executive Women
- No. 6 The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Veterans
President and CEO
“Achieving ADP’s aspiration of becoming the global leader in human capital management requires a diverse and inclusive environment, where the best talent can thrive and deliver market-leading results. Diversity and inclusion enable the culture of openness needed to foster innovation and differentiation.”
Chief Human Resources Officer
“At ADP, diversity is a key focus in our talent discussions, whether we are talking about succession, or trying to fill key openings. Building a diverse pool of talent is critical to our success. In fact, making progress on diversity is an important element in pay and performance decisions for our executive team.”