Diversity & Inclusion

    Issued June 8, 2020 

    The North Jersey-Rockland Chapter SHRM (NJ-RC SHRM) membership is both diverse and inclusive. We are comprised of various genders, races, languages, cultures, ages, differing physical abilities, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, marital status, parental status, appearances, class, socioeconomic status, educational backgrounds, and job experiences…to mention just a few. These “diversities” add to the culture and richness of our organization and enhances our ability to value, understand and serve our chapter membership.

    Our Diversity and Inclusion (D & I) initiative is to provide diversity education, information, resources, current trends and best practices that are pertinent and relevant in order to assist our members in their efforts to provide a positive impact within their organization, their communities and in their personal lives.

    As a chapter, we recognize, value, affirm and promote D & I as a strategic component to our mission. This contributes to the richness of our success through the coordination of programs, partnerships, and resources.

    As a diversity leader, I serve in this volunteer position as a resource to provide direction to our members, organizations, and the community. I will be available to discuss any issues, concerns, or dilemmas you may be facing.

    I encourage you to contact me if you have questions, ideas, need assistance, or just want to discuss a diversity related concern. Together, we are challenged to ensure that diversity and inclusion is valued throughout our organizations and communities and serves as a true business imperative within our organizations. We can do this by supporting existing initiatives, serving as role models by valuing and managing diversity and inclusion, providing a forum for D&I related programs and best practices, promoting environments of inclusion, increasing and diversifying our boards, and organizations to reflect the demographics of our state.

    We can accomplish a lot together. For more information, please contact me:

    Anthony Paradiso (He/Him/His)
    VP of Diversity & Inclusion, North Jersey-Rockland Chapter SHRM
    [email protected]

    A little about myself:

    Anthony Paradiso has over 10 years of HR leader experience, with an expertise in employee relations and diversity & inclusion.  He works for Industrial U.I. Services, who specialize in employee relations/unemployment insurance cost control.  He also is the Founder / Owner of AllThingzAP, LLC.  Additionally, Anthony is a Senior Consultant with Point Made Learning and an Executive Consultant / Instructor with Performance ReNew.  Anthony is the Diversity & Inclusion Co-Director for the Garden State Council-SHRM (GSC-SHRM) and is the VP of Diversity & Inclusion with the North Jersey-Rockland Chapter SHRM.  He has given a number of presentations about employee relations, D&I, Inclusion, being your authentic self, unconscious bias and has facilitated workshops surrounding diversity & inclusion that include the privilege walk.  Anthony has written a number of articles for SHRM, WorkHuman, Workology, Rezoomo, etc. and is the Bergen County Human Relations Commissioner.  He has been quoted in HR Magazine, Namely, WorkHuman, & Bonusly.  Finally, Anthony received his BA from Binghamton University, his MS in Human Relations & Business from Amberton University, and is SHRM Certified.  Contact Anthony at [email protected], on Twitter/Instagram @allthingzap, www.allthingzap.com, or LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/aparadiso/

    I live with my husband in Waldwick, NJ along with our Puggle, Lizzie, and cat, Hector.  We love traveling and love spoiling our nephew and niece, Jonathan & Adrianna.

    Please see the below Diversity & Inclusion Web Links.