randstad US to share how companies can champion diversity in a post-digital workplace.

Randstad US’ chief diversity and inclusion officer to present at SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Expo

Atlanta — October 22, 2018


Audra Jenkins, chief diversity and inclusion officer, Randstad North America


Join Jenkins as she leads the Diversity Leaders Exchange discussion on “How to Leverage Emerging Technologies and Trends to Strengthen D&I” at the SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition. During her session, attendees will learn about the trends impacting diversity in the workplace and how leaders can overcome these challenges in an increasingly globalized economy.


Jenkins’ session will take place on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. EST


Hilton Atlanta 255 Courtland Street NE Atlanta, GA 30303


Jenkins will address how new and emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and automation are impacting the way that companies attract, retain and engage a diverse workforce. Audra will showcase how a comprehensive D&I strategy can help organizations attract a wider pool of candidates and gain a competitive advantage to elevate their reputation in a post-digital workplace. This session will be broken into three sections: women and AI, robotics and automation; women and minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); and minority versus majority. During this session, attendees will:

  • Gain insight into the effects of robotics and automation on women in the workplace, including advice on creating reskilling and retooling programs to train women to be more marketable in the job market of future.
  • Understand the key barriers to entry for women and minorities in STEM (e.g., pay inequity, the disconnect between actual and perceived qualifications) and the importance of creating a strategic diversity plan to effect a culture of change from the top down.
  • Learn about a three-pronged approach ― educate, engage and empower― as a guide to examine your current D&I initiatives and how to implement strategic hiring practices for a more diverse workplace.
  • Discover real-world examples of programs employers are developing to help create a diverse workplace (e.g., “returnships” or apprenticeships, unconscious bias training, local partnerships and training programs).
  • Learn why you should review your recruiting strategies to attract a wider range of skilled candidates.
  • Visit the 2018 SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition website to register for the event.

    about randstad

    Randstad North America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Randstad N.V., a €23.3 billion global provider of flexible work and human resources services. As a trusted human partner in the technology-driven world of talent, we combine the expertise and passion of our employees, with some of the most innovative HR technologies on the market today, to advance the careers and business success of our candidates and clients. Randstad’s North American operations comprise 5,700+ associates and a deployed workforce of more than 100,000 in the U.S. and Canada. In addition to staffing and recruitment, Randstad offers outsourcing, consulting and workforce management solutions for generalist and specialist disciplines, including technology, engineering, finance and accounting, clinical and non-clinical healthcare, human resources, legal, life sciences, manufacturing and logistics, office and administration, and sales and marketing. Global concepts available to North American client companies include RPO, MSP, integrated talent solutions, payrolling and independent contractor management and career transition services. Learn more at www.randstadusa.com or www.randstad.ca.


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