Earning a spot on the list for the second year in a row and moving up eight spots, Nielsen demonstrates an increased emphasis on using focused metrics to assess the right diversity-and-inclusion approach.
Under the guidance of Dr. D. Sangeeta, Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Global Measurement Science, and Angela Talton, Senior Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Nielsen has made substantial progress this year.
Nielsen has developed business-unit-level diversity scorecards to report representation and movement, while including more granularity on turnover and on supplier diversity. Nielsen has added global reporting of gender by band and level.
The information, which is presented to senior leaders, also assesses efforts at diversity-and-inclusion training throughout the organization.
The company has worked hard to set up strong global leadership-training programs for high-potentials from underrepresented groups. Nielsen also uses its seven employee resource groups for recruitment and talent development. That includes an 18-month leadership-development program focused on cross- cultural coaching, executive networking and building knowledge. Frequent exposure to senior leadership is also part of the process.
“Diversity and inclusion are important to Nielsen’s ongoing ability to innovate and grow. It is crucial our organization’s diversity reflects the markets that we measure and represent to our clients through Nielsen services. Our investment in diversity and inclusion goes further than this, though, and includes high-impact training and stretching objectives designed to leverage our diversity for the benefit of the brands, companies and markets that we serve. Together, these efforts help drive strength and growth for our business.”
Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Global Measurement Science
“Diversity and inclusion are woven into the fabric of Nielsen. Our global footprint coupled with our commitment to a culture of inclusion at every level of the company has helped us build a workforce that mirrors the populations we serve. Our associates thinking differently helps us serve clients in new and effective ways, and that enables Nielsen to deliver increasing value to all our stakeholders and strengthens our company for growth.”
Senior Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion
“At Nielsen, diversity and inclusion are integral parts of the organization’s DNA. By diversity, we mean far more than the diversity you can see; we value diversity of thought, experiences, skills and backgrounds. It is our ability to create a culture of inclusionwhereby we value, encourage and promote the various thoughts, opinions and insights of our diverse workforcethat enables us to grow and continuously provide clients with innovative solutions.”
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