BOSTON, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Randstad Sourceright, a global talent solutions leader, today announced the release of "Bridging the Gap between Diversity and Talent Management," a new white paper designed to help employers navigate diversity needs and compliance requirements from a business perspective. Available for complimentary download, this white paper offers tactics for building an effective diversity strategy, ensuring compliance with the latest federal regulations and developing a dynamically diverse workforce that can help advance business goals.
In August 2013, the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) introduced new rules that will dramatically change requirements for federal contractors, regarding talent acquisition and diversity. For example, hiring benchmarks for veterans will be set at eight percent, while new utilization goals for disabled workers will be set at seven percent of all staff in each job group category. In addition, organizations will be required to keep more stringent records of their diversity hiring efforts. Aimed at ensuring protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities are given equal employment opportunity, the regulations will have a significant impact on recruiting and hiring practices.
"Bridging the Gap between Diversity and Talent Management" highlights the increasing importance of hiring for diversity in light of changing demographics and offers actionable insight on how to prepare for impending talent shortages. Included in the paper are useful strategies organizations can adopt to ensure the success and added value of their diversity programs, from creating an effective diversity statement and understanding the barriers to inclusion, to identifying best practices and strategies to improve diversity and ensure compliance.
"While changing requirements have placed greater pressure on organizations to improve their diversity efforts, hiring more individuals from protected groups shouldn't be seen as fulfilling a quota. Instead, improving the diversity of the workforce is a necessary business imperative that will lead to greater success," said Audra Jenkins, author of the whitepaper and director of the Randstad Sourceright Compliance and Diversity Center of Expertise. "Randstad Sourceright is committed to helping other organizations understand the changing regulatory environment regarding diversity, implement the strategies to ensure they meet compliance and develop workforces that support business success."
"Bridging the Gap between Diversity and Talent Management" is now available for complimentary download at http://www.randstadsourceright.com/diversityinsight.
Randstad Sourceright will also present many of the findings from the white paper in a webinar hosted by Jenkins on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. EST. Additional information can be accessed at: http://www.randstadsourceright.com/events/events/diversity-and-talent-strategy.
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 Blended Workforce Solutions, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Managed Services Provider (MSP) programs, and Contingent Workforce Services (CWS). As an operating company of Randstad, a $22 billion company and the second largest HR services provider in the world, 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, NelsonHall, Bersin by Deloitte, and Staffing Industry Analysts. To learn more, visit www.randstadsourceright.com
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