Craig B. Clayton, Sr. Joins DHR to Lead Expanded DE&I Consulting Practice
Jul 6, 2021
Global executive search firm DHR International announces that Craig B. Clayton, Sr. has joined the firm as Global DE&I Consulting Practice Leader for DHR Leadership Consulting, the firm’s leadership advisory division.
In this role, Clayton, Sr. will lead the company’s growing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consulting Practice in the delivery of resources to help clients leverage the increasing diversity of their workforce, workplace, and marketplace in tangible and profitable ways.
As workforce demographics shift, talent management and hiring must adapt to meet the needs of employees of tomorrow. From clearly defined strategies to talent planning to training programs, DHR’s DE&I Consulting Practice delivers customized solutions to drive change in culture while also delivering quantifiable improvements to financials.
With more than 20 years’ experience as a diversity and inclusion consultant, Clayton, Sr. specializes in providing his clients with executive strategies and business practices that create measurable processes to improve performance, productivity, and proﬁtability through creating culturally competent leaders and organizations. His approach integrates inclusive strategies to recruit, hire, onboard, develop, retain, and promote talent, including creating inclusive succession plans and performance management practices.
"Today it is critical for organizations to operate with a DE&I lens as they look to attract and retain the best and brightest talent,” said Christine Greybe, President, DHR Leadership Consulting. “We’re honored to have Craig leading this important practice, where his proven expertise will create and support diverse, inclusive, and successful organizational cultures for our clients.”
Under Clayton, Sr.’s leadership, the DE&I Consulting Practice will develop a global footprint, beginning with North America and then expanding into Asia, Europe, and South America. Typical projects the firm will deliver include developing diversity councils and business resource groups, delivering strategy and implementation of supplier diversity programs, integrating learning and development into talent management processes, and creating accountability models.
“I’m thrilled to join DHR to expand the firm’s DE&I consulting services,” said Clayton, Sr. “Our unique approach will focus on inclusive talent management with an emphasis on being culturally agile. If you change an organization’s culture, it will positively impact the financials. We’re showing our clients not only how to achieve workplace equity, but how to measure its fiscal impact.”
Clayton, Sr. has developed and utilizes multiple proprietary metrics to support organizations’ success, such as the “Diversity Proﬁt Equation” linking inclusive human capital models to the top line (revenue growth), the bottom line (cost reduction), and the pipeline (recruiting, retention, and talent management) in quantiﬁable ways.
Prior to joining DHR, Clayton, Sr. founded and led Equitable Workplace Institute and Inspirar Consulting where he created, developed, trained, and implemented strategic approaches to creating equitable workplaces. In addition, he served as Partner: Executive Strategy at Talent Dimensions and served for 20 years as the Director & Diversity Strategist for the University of Houston's International Institute for Diversity & Cross-Cultural Management.
Clayton, Sr. is a sought-after unconscious bias speaker and diversity keynote speaker for conferences, corporate retreats, and association events. He has been interviewed on radio and television, including PBS, ABC, CNN, CBS, NBC, and Fox Afﬁliates. Clayton, Sr. also ﬁlmed a special on PBS focusing on “Corporate Bullying – The New Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.” He is the author of Being Tolerant is for Cowards, a book providing readers with a pathway to building an inclusive organizational culture based on respect and courageous, disruptive leadership.