WHY IT’S ON THE LIST
A thoughtful, metric-based yet personal approach to diversity and inclusion has helped ADP move up on the Top 50 list this year.
The personal approach starts with President & CEO Carlos Rodriguez, who chairs the executive diversity council and personally encourages his direct reports to be executive sponsors of employee-resource groups.
The increased emphasis on using employee resource groups and mentoring to develop a diverse talent pipeline has fallen on the capable shoulders of Rita Mitjans, Chief Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer.
She has emphasized the need for effective diversity scorecards to truthfully examine gaps in the pipeline and has championed accountability and enhanced participation in effective programs. Management mentoring participation has increased by four-fold in the last year. All of the top-level (CEO and direct reports) now participate as mentors. Employee participation in resource groups has increased by more than 30 percent and ADP is starting its first global employee resource groups.
ADP has continued to evolve its annual Diversity & Inclusion Summit to increase employee communications and knowledge of D&I. Rodriguez and senior leaders are an integral part of the event.
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