Randstad Sourceright and The Linde Group Reveal How to Make Diversity a Key Business Strength

- New White Paper Outlines Key Metrics and Activities to Drive Measureable Improvement in an Organization’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives -

ATLANTA, June 6, 2016  – Randstad Sourceright, a global talent leader, today announced the release of a new white paper, “Turn Diversity and Inclusion into a Talent Strength: A Six-pack Strategy for Driving Measureable Improvements.” Authored by Peter Vermuelen, head of HR Americas for The Linde Group, with commentary by Audra Jenkins, senior director, Diversity and Compliance for Randstad Sourceright, this new research presents a six-part strategy for measuring and improving in key areas of diversity and inclusion.

“More companies today recognize the value of a strong diversity and inclusion strategy and its role in creating an effective and competitive workforce; the challenge, however, lies in applying meaningful metrics to drive performance and accountability,” said Vermuelen. “To truly leverage the power of a diverse workforce, companies must not only figure out how to attract diverse talent, but also focus on the inclusion aspect – creating a high-performing team of qualified individuals who want to stay with the organization for the long term, feel a part of its culture and see the opportunity to continually grow and advance their careers.”

Although a diversity and inclusion initiative has become a must-have for today’s employers, success is often contingent upon having a clear plan and framework that resonates with diverse talent and aligns with overall business goals. Just as important is developing an effective method for measuring diversity and inclusion and tracking what can be done to further strengthen this business priority. Doing so will set organizations on a path of continuous improvement, while keeping diversity and inclusion an integral part of the workplace experience.  

The new white paper from Randstad Sourceright and The Linde Group provides an in-depth exploration of what companies can do to create a successful diversity and inclusion strategy through a six-step, data-based approach. Highlights of the white paper include:

  • Acquiring diverse talent: Simply counting the number of new hires who fit into different diverse groups isn’t enough; companies must understand which groups are underrepresented and how to reach them. Leveraging data about the workforce and its makeup will help to reveal where diversity initiatives should be focused.

  • Developing and advancing talent: Once diverse talent is brought into the organization, it is important to support their ability to develop their skills and grow professionally. This involves tracking the advancement of each diverse group against the progress of others, ensuring diverse high-potential employees are given the opportunity to advance through the ranks.

  • Retaining diverse talent: A company may struggle to keep its diverse talent for a number of reasons. Filtering retention data by business manager, worker type or department can reveal any disparities and identify the causes of poor retention of diverse employees, such as too few involved in development programs or not enough employees receiving opportunities to advance.

“Improving organizational diversity has become a top priority for many organizations, but it’s important to understand that creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace doesn’t happen overnight,” said Jenkins. “By taking the steps to identify what may be impacting diversity hiring and retention, and introducing the strategies to address these hurdles, companies can achieve a state of continuous improvement. We are pleased to have the opportunity to share this insight, providing an effective option for helping companies enhance their diversity strength and create a more welcoming workplace to talent of any background.”

“Turn Diversity and Inclusion into a Talent Strength: A Six-pack Strategy for Driving Measureable Improvements” is available for complimentary download at: http://insights.randstadsourceright.com/h/i/247635727-turn-diversity-and-inclusion-into-a-talent-strength 

About Randstad Sourceright
Randstad Sourceright is a global talent solutions leader, driving the talent acquisition and human capital management strategies of some of the world’s most successful employers. We help these companies discover and develop their Human Intelligence Advantage by quantifying the true impact of their talent strategies. Our subject matter experts and thought leaders around the globe continuously build and evolve our approach and solutions across Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Managed Services Programs (MSP), Integrated Talent Solutions, Payroll and Independent Contractor Services (PICS) and Outplacement. As an operating company of Randstad, a $24.5 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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