Navigating Diversity, Empowering Inclusion, Driving Retention

ApTask's Pathway to Team Performance Excellence.
  • Harnessing the Power of Stories: We believe in the potency of storytelling as a learning tool. Our training incorporates emotionally engaging narratives that build connections and make the learning experience impactful rather than tedious.
  • Driving Business Success: Embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion is not just a moral imperative; it's a business strategy. Statistics reveal that diverse organizations outperform less diverse ones, and inclusive companies achieve better business outcomes with higher innovative revenue.
  • Innovative Training Approach: Moving away from traditional training methods, we leverage insights from human psychology and consumer marketing strategies. Our approach captivates learners, utilizing practical examples and resonant narratives to facilitate efficient memory recall.

DEI - Assessments

Holistic Evaluation: Aptask conducts comprehensive assessments to analyze your organization's current state of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We delve deep into every facet, from hiring practices to workplace culture, to provide a clear picture of strengths and areas needing improvement.

Data-Driven Insights: Our assessments are grounded in data, leveraging advanced analytics to uncover trends, disparities, and potential barriers. This data-driven approach enables us to identify precise areas for intervention and formulate targeted solutions.

Inclusive Climate Analysis: We gauge the inclusivity of your work environment by conducting surveys and focus groups, capturing candid insights from employees. This helps us understand perceptions, experiences, and sentiments, shaping strategies to create a more welcoming and empowering workplace.

Benchmarking Excellence: Through comparative analysis with industry benchmarks and best practices, Aptask benchmarks your organization's DEI efforts. This aids in setting realistic goals and charting the path towards sustainable and impactful change.

DEI - Strategy Development

Tailored Roadmaps: Aptask crafts customized DEI strategies that align with your organization's unique goals and challenges. Our experts collaborate closely to develop roadmaps that reflect your values and foster a culture of inclusion.

SMART goals serve as the guiding compass, ensuring Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound objectives. By setting clear and actionable milestones, we drive purposeful progress, track tangible outcomes, and enable organizations to navigate the path towards a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future.

Leadership Engagement: We facilitate leadership workshops and sessions to empower executives with the knowledge and tools to champion DEI initiatives. By cultivating leadership alignment, we ensure a top-down approach that cascades throughout the organization.

Policy and Procedure Enhancement: Our strategists review and refine existing policies and procedures to ensure they are aligned with DEI goals. This includes hiring practices, promotion criteria, and performance evaluations, contributing to a more equitable workplace.

DEI -Implementation

Inclusive Recruitment Practices: Aptask assists in implementing unbiased recruitment strategies, from job postings to interview processes. We ensure that your hiring practices attract diverse talent and mitigate unconscious biases.

Training and Development Programs: We design and deliver comprehensive DEI training modules that empower employees with the knowledge and skills needed to cultivate an inclusive workplace. These programs promote open dialogue and actionable change.

Resource Group Support: Aptask helps establish and support Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that celebrate diversity and provide a platform for underrepresented voices. We guide ERGs in their mission to drive change and foster a sense of belonging.

Measurement and Reporting: We establish clear metrics to measure the impact of our DEI initiatives over time. Regular progress reports and evaluations ensure that the implemented strategies are driving meaningful change and inform further improvements.

Our DEI Advisory Team

Meet Our Education and DEI Experts

Eddie Bright Jr.

Global CEO
  • Veteran
  • Minority Advocate
  • Relationship Powerhouse

Eddie Bright Jr. is the Global CEO and Chairman of Aptask Global Workforce Solutions. As a former USMC Officer, Eddie brings his exceptional leadership skills to cultivate extensive relationships within corporate leadership organizations, supporting global IT and business supply paradigms. Alongside Aptask's core offerings, he drives initiatives in diversity, inclusion, parity, and equity services and training.

Having previously served as the CEO of ApTask, Eddie now returns to that role after temporarily stepping away to lead HCM Staffing and Consulting Group. During his tenure at HCM, he propelled the company through an unprecedented industry-setting growth.

In addition to his impressive roles at ApTask and HCM, Eddie Bright Jr. boasts a distinguished career as Managing Director/EVP of IT Solutions at the Solomon Page Group, where he successfully served for over 14 years.

Eddie's visionary leadership and commitment to excellence continue to define Aptask's future, ensuring the company remains at the forefront of providing innovative workforce solutions. His dedication to fostering diversity, inclusion, and equality reinforces Aptask's mission to deliver top-tier services to clients worldwide. As a cherished husband to Kay Marshall Bright and a devoted father to his son, Brandon, Eddie's passion for empowering organizations and supporting talent shines brightly in every aspect of his professional and personal life.

Curtis Robinson

Managing Director of Life Sciences Recruitment
  • Life Sciences Staffing Expert
  • Servant Leader
  • Skilled Listener

As the Head of the Life Sciences practice at Aptask, Curtis Robinson plays a pivotal role in driving the strategic vision of the company. Working closely with senior leadership and program staff, Curtis ensures that Aptask's mission aligns with the needs of best-in-class resources and companies. His dedication to achieving mutual goals fosters successful partnerships in the talent acquisition process.

Before joining Aptask, Curtis led recruitment efforts at HCM Group and either boutique executive search firms, specializing in the life sciences industry. With a keen understanding of client needs, he excels in identifying, vetting, and presenting candidates ideally suited for senior roles.

Curtis holds a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John's University, and his expertise in talent acquisition continues to be instrumental in driving the growth and success of Aptask.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Curtis resides on Long Island, where he treasures spending quality time with his wife and daughter. His commitment to fostering positive relationships extends from the workplace to his personal life, making him an invaluable asset to the Aptask team.

Yvette Johnson

Inclusion Advisor
  • Anti-Ableism Champion
  • Disability Services Champion
  • TEDx Speaker

Yvette Pegues, Ed.D.(c), DnI Executive, and Keynote Speaker, brings her exceptional expertise to Aptask as a co-Founder and CEO of Your Invisible Disability Group. Her mission is to Empower, Equip, Educate, and Include Individuals with Disabilities. Yvette's remarkable career journey, from an MCSE, IBM Engineer-to-Executive, to a disabled professional, has prepared her for award-winning Adaptive Engineering and Assistive Technology proficiencies in Corporate, workplace, marketplace, and education settings.

As an Aptask Advisor, Yvette plays a vital role in guiding our mission towards excellence in diversity and inclusion initiatives. Her dedication to empowering individuals with disabilities aligns seamlessly with Aptask's commitment to fostering diverse and equitable workplaces.

Beyond her role as an Advisor, Yvette also chairs and supports multiple ADA and executive boards. Her expertise extends to consulting on affinity and diversity group development, advising on state, government, and federal partner incentives for inclusion, and advocating in the community she lives and serves.

Yvette Johnson's profound insights and leadership in the field make her an invaluable asset to our advisory team. Her passion for creating positive change echoes Aptask's core values, ensuring that we provide top-tier services and solutions for our clients' diverse talent needs.

Ravat Bhutani

Educational Products Leader
  • Corporate Education Expert
  • Transformational Leader
  • DEIB Champion

Ravat Bhutaniis the driving force behind Aptask's educational products designed to promote customer service equality and enhance minority workforce metrics within large corporations. As a second-generation Indian-American and a 22-year executive, Ravat has made significant contributions to advancing diversity networks within the global companies he has served.

Ravat's diverse experience also includes management consulting, where he has been instrumental in guiding organizations towards excellence and growth. Prior to joining Aptask, he held the position of VP of Learning and Development for CommonSpirit Health, one of America's largest non-profit healthcare system. There, he led online learning operations for 160+ hospitals and 170,000+ healthcare workers, making a profound impact on employee development and performance.

With a deep commitment to educational excellence and fostering diversity and inclusion, Ravat leads our team in creating innovative products that empower organizations to drive positive change. His visionary approach and extensive experience in the education, healthcare, and management consulting sectors make him an invaluable asset in elevating educational products at Aptask.

Chelsea Spencer Smith, MBA, CPC

Executive Coaching Advisor
  • Intercultural Development Expert
  • Self Awareness Coach
  • MBTI Facilitator

Chelsea Spencer Smith, a distinguished authority in the realm of coaching, has brought her exceptional expertise to Aptask as a seasoned Coaching Consultant. With over two decades of experience, Chelsea is a trailblazer in guiding individuals and organizations towards unparalleled growth and transformation.

Her mastery of executive coaching, honed through years of practice, positions Chelsea as a true catalyst for personal and professional development. Through her innovative "Signature Method," she empowers clients to unearth their full potential, fostering profound self-awareness, purpose-driven direction, and the realization of their goals.

Chelsea's dedication to the art of coaching aligns seamlessly with Aptask's commitment to empowering organizations with top-tier talent solutions. Her profound influence enriches our team, enhancing our ability to deliver transformative coaching experiences that propel individuals and organizations towards unparalleled success.

Torrin Ellis

DEIB Advisor
  • Author
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Authentic Strategist

Torin's passion for DEIB is palpable, reflecting his commitment to redefining workplace dynamics. With a proven track record of cultivating diverse and inclusive environments, Torin's guidance is both strategic and heartfelt, championing authentic change that resonates on a profound level.

Torin's expertise extends beyond theory, translating into actionable strategies that drive results. His analytical prowess, combined with a keen understanding of human dynamics, empowers organizations to harness the full spectrum of human potential.

As an industry luminary, Torin is renowned for his ability to ignite meaningful dialogue and drive cultural evolution. His voice serves as a beacon of progress, guiding organizations towards achieving greater harmony, cohesion, and prosperity.

Torin's journey encompasses impactful roles, including his pioneering work in professional recruitment, talent development, and media. His commitment to empowering individuals and fostering inclusive environments aligns seamlessly with Aptask's values and aspirations.

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