The communications arm of ADP naturally understands the importance of both horizontal and vertical communications. With this in mind, ADP operates under a largely open and direct policy—if a member of corporate communications truly needs to speak to a member of the executive committee, up to and including the CEO, he or she can do so without needing to work through hierarchy.
Creativity and breaking down barriers to develop more effective communication is ingrained into ADP’s DNA. Freedom is the name of the game, and communicators are encouraged to explore new ways to tell the ADP story leveraging all the latest channels and available technology.
The emphasis on training and collaborative career path development has allowed for the creation of an environment that fosters the best possible growth and performance. In keeping with company founder Henry Taub’s firm belief in the importance of education, ADP was ranked number eight on Chief Learning Officer magazine’s LearningElite list for 2014.
ADP has official diversity councils at the local, regional, and executive levels, with the Executive Diversity Council chaired by president and CEO Carlos Rodriguez and led by Rita Mitjans, ADP’s Chief Diversity and Corporate Social Responsibility Officer. The company hosts an annual Executive Women in Leadership conference that draws attendance from over 100 senior-level women executives across the company. ADP has also recently received several awards commending their commitment to diversity; the company ranked #24 on DiversityInc’s 2014 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list and was also named to Working Mother’s 2014 List of Best Companies for Multicultural Women.