U.S. Headquarters: Roseland, N.J.
Global Employees: 60,000
U.S. Employees: 35,921
Why It’s on the List
In its fifth year on the list, ADP (Automatic Data Processing) has ratcheted up its talent-development efforts as well as its supplier-diversity program. All of this is part of a comprehensive diversity initiative led by President and CEO Carlos Rodriguez and implemented by Chief Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer Rita Mitjans and her team.
Rodriguez has been a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion. He signs off on compensation tied to diversity goals, meets with employee resource groups every month, personally communicates the importance of diversity and inclusion to ADP and its clients, and is instrumental in multicultural philanthropy. He chairs the executive diversity council, which links its members’ compensation to diversity goals. Both diversity recruiting and talent development have been high priorities.
Mitjans communicates frequently with him and presents diversity findings to the board of directors and the executive committee.
ADP’s resource groups and mentoring programs have had an increasing focus this year, and the company’s remarkable efforts to recruit, engage and promote veterans are a model for other companies.
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President and CEO
“When recruiting and developing talent, if we consciously or unconsciously discount any part of the population we are shortchanging not only that group, but also ADP. To be the best company we can be, we have to reflect the marketplace. That requires hiring and promoting diverse talent.”
Chief Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer
“At ADP, the business case for Diversity and Inclusion is inextricably tied to our core business—helping clients unlock their human potential. Valuing diverse perspectives promotes innovation and employee engagement—two key drivers of corporate performance. In today’s competitive marketplace, companies that excel at sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce win.”