Dr. Aisha Wright-Burke, Director of Talent Solutions at ADP, joined host John Ray to chat about HR, business culture, and business relationships. Dr. Burke-Wright talked about how she came to work in HR, the process behind ongoing conversations between managers and their team members, leading “beside” vs. from “in-front”, the lasting impacts of the pandemic, career growth, strength-based culture, and much more.
At ADP, what they do is about people. Although they have a strong history of providing solutions for human resource challenges, they strive to do more than that. They challenge themselves to anticipate, think forward and take action in a way that empowers them to shape the changing world of work.
For over 70 years, they’ve led the way in defining the future of business solutions. ADP is proud to be named the 2023 Fortune® World’s Most Admired Companies™ list again for 17 consecutive years*.
They are a comprehensive global provider of cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions that unite HR, payroll, talent, time, tax and benefits administration, and a leader in business outsourcing services, analytics and compliance expertise. Their unmatched experience, deep insights and cutting-edge technology have transformed human resources from a back-office administrative function to a strategic business advantage.
Dr. Aisha Wright-Burke SHRM-SCP, Director, Talent Solutions, ADP
Dr. Wright-Burke joined ADP in November 2009. Currently, she leads the thought leadership, strategy and execution of talent planning, succession, and movement globally. Previously, as a valued and esteemed member of the field HR organization as Human Resources Business Partner, she was instrumental on several stretch assignments on HR strategic teams related to the learning trajectory of the global HR organization, deployment of ADP’s strengths-based approach, Career Growth & Development and a host of integrative initiatives to drive and influence engagement, talent movement and acceleration within key businesses.
Prior to ADP, Dr. Wright-Burke held multiple roles nationally and internationally with Siemens, Inc., a global engineering, and technology company, where she spearheaded key talent and diversity initiatives. She has over 20 years’ experience in field HR, talent acceleration, diversity, early career leadership programs, compensation, and talent acquisition.
Dr. Wright-Burke earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia, a Master’s in Education – Human Resources Organizational Development (HROD), and a Doctorate in Adult Education-HROD from the University of Georgia. She also served as an evening HR Instructor at the School of Continuing & Professional Education at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. Dr. Wright-Burke holds Korn Ferry Leadership Potential , Potential Solution assessments and Society of Human Resources-SCP certifications.
Dr. Wright-Burke is a member of the Society of Human Resources (SHRM) and SHRM-Atlanta Chapter. Additionally, she is an Atlanta Track Club Board Member, volunteers with the Atlanta Chapters of the Society of Human Resources, National Black MBA Association, Associate for Talent Development (formerly ASTD) and the National African American Association of Human Resources (NAAAHR).
She resides in Sandy Springs, Georgia with her husband Jenero.
Questions and Topics in this Interview:
- Importance of conversations between managers and employees
- Navigating career development and growth no matter the size of the organization
- Tips on developing skills/gaining experience
- Cultivating a strength-based culture
- Importance of succession planning
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