Diversity & Inclusion

i4cp’s 2014 Diversity & Inclusion Agenda

The vital role of diversity and inclusion in driving productivity, performance, and market growth makes it a continuing priority of i4cp. From opening vital talent pools and fueling innovation, to entering new markets and guiding product development, diversity and inclusion helps unlock the full potential of employees essential to ensuring the success and long term sustainability of every business.

i4cp has several diversity and inclusion initiatives coming in the second half of 2014. We invite you to contact us to discuss how your organization may participate.

Download i4cp's 12 Diversity Practices of High-Performance Organizations report

1. Join i4cp's Chief Diversity Officer Board
i4cp is bringing together top executives from some of the world's most forward-thinking companies to explore the future of global D&I and its evolving role in an increasingly multicultural, multi-generational, and regulated environment. Board members will actively influence i4cp's research on global diversity and inclusion and share exclusive expertise and insights pertaining to D&I in their organizations. Founding members include Tammy Klugh, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, Global Human Resources at Kelly Services; Jacqui Robertson, Senior Director, Inclusion & Diversity at W.W. Grainger; and Paul Martin, SVP of Global Recruitment & Inclusion at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

2. Visit The SheSuite™, offering perspectives on leadership from executive women

Study after study shows correlation between the number of women in senior leadership positions and improved corporate performance, yet women hold less than five percent of CEO positions in U.S. Fortune 500 companies. To highlight this disconnect as well as explore the impact of women in corporate leadership, i4cp has launched The SheSuite™. In addition to tracking trends and next practices in diversity and inclusion, The SheSuite™ will publish a new in-depth interview with a C-level woman executive each month. The inaugural interview profiles Nina Ramsey, Chief Human Resources Officer at global employment/recruiting firm, Kelly Services, an i4cp member company.

3. Participate in the Taking Diversity & Inclusion Global Study

Diversity and inclusion at high-performance organizations is integral to the corporate culture, aligns with and reflects the markets and customers served, and is integral to ideation, innovation, and workforce engagement. The study, set to begin this summer, will look at how high-performance organizations are funding, staffing, and rolling out D&I strategies and programs worldwide.

4. Read i4cp's IDD hiring report and take the "I'm In To Hire" pledge

With a forward written by Anthony Kennedy Shriver, this groundbreaking report was developed in conjunction with Best Buddies International. Employing Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) explores the connection between hiring employees with special needs and market performance, and features case studies profiling practices at Walgreens, Fifth Third Bank, Silicon Valley Bank, and Holland & Knight LLP, and more. The report serves as a cornerstone of the national "I'm In To Hire" campaign that encourages employers to pledge their dedication to creating more inclusive workplaces. The complete report is available for free at imintohire.org. After you read the report, take the pledge.
Eric Davis
Eric received his master’s degree in journalism and mass communication from Marshall University in 1996. He has had 20+ years of workforce experience in a variety of fields. Before coming to i4cp, he worked as a laboratory technician for DuPont, a conference planner for Marshall University, the public relations manager for the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Technical Manufacturing, and a graphic designer for COX Communications.