New White Paper Series from Randstad Sourceright Explores Best Practices in Diversity Hiring
Company’s Latest Research and Upcoming Webinars Share Proven Strategies to Improve Diversity Recruitment Around the Globe

ATLANTA, March 10, 2015Randstad Sourceright, a global talent leader, today announced the launch of its latest white paper series, which will address key topics in global workforce diversity and share best practices for fostering a diverse workforce to drive better business outcomes across geographic locations.

Though diversity has long been viewed merely as an exercise in compliance or social responsibility, more employers around the world now recognize the value of hiring for diversity as essential for driving innovation and bottom line results. In a global economy characterized by increasing talent scarcity, diversity is no longer a nice-to-have value; it has become a business priority. Still, many organizations find managing diversity in a global business environment to be challenging, particularly around building a diversity strategy on a global scale, while still executing on local needs.

Drawing on its expertise in helping many of the world’s most successful employers leverage the global talent pool, Randstad Sourceright developed its new white paper series to help employers better understand market trends and diversity practices in key global markets. In particular, the series will highlight why investing in a diverse workforce makes good business sense, showcase where opportunities exist to nurture diverse leadership and explore the unique needs of different regions around the world.

Key areas of focus include:
  • Developments in Asia: Given a lack of women at executive and board levels in the Asia-Pacific region, and growing focus on improving opportunities for LGBT individuals across the region, employers will learn what they can do to create greater opportunities for women and LGBT professionals.
  • Europe’s leadership gap: While women are represented by larger numbers in the workforce, they remain underrepresented in leadership roles across Europe, driving the need for a new approach to fill leadership gaps with women.
  • A mixed picture in the Americas: Although best-in-class companies in the U.S. recognize the benefits of investing in diversity, inroads have yet to be made in Latin America, where the traditional role of women remains among the top reason women are underrepresented in the region.
“The benefits of greater diversity hiring are clear, from increasing innovation and agility, acquiring new talent and enhancing employee engagement, to ultimately driving growth and profitability,” said Audra Jenkins, senior director of Diversity and Compliance in the Recruiting and Innovation Center of Expertise at Randstad Sourceright. “We are pleased to share our ongoing research into the current global diversity landscape and reveal what can be done to improve diversity hiring. Our goal is to help employers understand the biggest challenges in key markets around the world and identify opportunities for increasing diversity across their global operations.”

The first installment of Randstad Sourceright’s diversity white paper series, “Driving Diversity in the Global Workforce,” is available for complimentary download at: http://content.randstadsourceright.com/global-diversity-executive-summary.
 
The second installment, “Global Workforce Diversity: A Growing Trend with Business Implications – Eye on Europe, Middle East and Africa,” will be available in late March.

Jenkins will also share the findings from this research during an informative webinar, presented by the Human Capital Institute (HCI), in two sessions on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. The first session will take place at 9:00 a.m. EDT; registration details are available at: http://www.hci.org/lib/diversity-and-talent-strategy-global-outlook-business-perspective-9am-et-global-screening.

Jenkins will present the second session at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Information can be found at: http://www.hci.org/lib/diversity-and-talent-strategy-global-outlook-business-perspective.

About Randstad Sourceright
Randstad Sourceright is a global talent leader, providing solutions and expertise that help companies position for growth, execute on strategy, and improve business agility. Our experience encompasses all facets of talent, including traditional employees and the contingent, free agent workforce. Key offerings include, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Managed Services Provider (MSP) programs, Blended Workforce Solutions, Payroll and Independent Contractor Services (PICS) and Career Transition Services (CTS). As an operating company of Randstad, a $22.0 billion global provider of HR services, Randstad Sourceright delivers the resources and deep capability companies need to optimize their talent strategy for business growth and transformation. We are consistently recognized for service excellence and innovation by industry organizations such as Everest Group, HRO Today Magazine, and Staffing Industry Analysts. To learn more, visit www.randstadsourceright.com

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