WHY IT’S ON THE LIST
From its annual Diversity & Inclusion Summit to its increased employee communications around diversity and inclusion, it’s clear that ADP takes diversity management seriously.
On the list for the sixth year in a row and moving up four spots, the company has strong diversity leadership from President and CEO Carlos Rodriguez, who led a highly personal diversity discussion at the summit with senior leaders, yet always ties D&I back to business goals.
He chairs the executive diversity council, which links member compensation to diversity goals, and always communicates the value of diversity and inclusion internally and externally.
Led by Rita Mitjans, Chief Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, the company has had a focused initiative on talent development, with strong success for Latinos and women.
That effort has been assisted by the transformation of employee resource groups to business resource groups, including the start of global groups. U.S. groups include those aimed at women executives, veterans and associates working remotely.
ADP also aligns its diversity efforts with employee engagement and corporate social responsibility, building partnerships with organizations that support inclusion and employability for women, veterans, minorities and LGBT people.
President & 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.”
U.S. Headquarters: Roseland, N.J.
Global Employees: 54,166
U.S. Employees: 29,907
Last Year’s DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 24