Human Resources

Gartner Glossary

Chief Diversity Officer (CDO)

A Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) is an executive leader who is responsible for designing and implementing an organization’s diversity and inclusion strategy. Their goal is to ensure equal opportunity for employees and candidates across dimensions such as age, gender, race, ethnicity and disability. CDOs also link this strategy to business goals and to legal and HR priorities. Depending on the organization, the leader of the diversity function may not be a C-suite level position or may use a different title.

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Top 5 Priorities for HR Leaders in 2021

Gartner surveyed more than 800 human resources leaders across 60 countries and all major industries to identify HR trends and assess HR priorities and expected challenges for 2021. Discover the top five initiatives chief human resource officers and HR professionals are prioritizing in 2021.