Candice Eaton Gaul named diversity and inclusion leader of RSM

18 November 2020 2 min. read
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Seasoned HR professional Candice Eaton Gaul has been named diversity and inclusion (D&I) leader for the RSM global network of accounting and consulting firms.

As head of D&I for RSM International, Eaton Gaul will support the network’s member firms with achieving successful D&I strategies and attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce. She will help develop tools, training materials, and other resources as part of RSM’s people strategy, and will work with RSM CEO Jean Stephens, the global executive office, and individual firms around the globe.

Eaton Gaul has more than 15 years of in-house and client-facing experience in human resources, with a focus on D&I, organizational culture, and employer branding. She joined RSM South Africa in 2006, and most recently served as head of the firm’s HR & labor consulting practice. In the role, she helped establish the HR & labor service offering within the firm’s legal department. Eaton Gaul also advised numerous international and local clients on HR matters including employment contracts, remuneration structure, employer policies and procedures, disciplinary codes, and disciplinary hearings.

Candice Eaton Gaul, Diversity and Inclusion Leader, RSMShe holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial psychology and HR management from Rand Afrikaans University and a post-graduate diploma in labor law from the University of Johannesburg.

“I am excited to welcome long-standing RSM family member Candice to the Global Executive Office team to propel our diversity and inclusion strategy forward,” said Stephens. “Candice’s extensive experience and record of success in retaining and attracting talent will be essential to our journey, as we move ahead with our efforts to continue to embed diversity and inclusion into our DNA, through driving a progressive people-first strategy.”

RSM’s international network spans 43,000 accounting and consulting professionals in 120 countries.

Eaton Gaul said, “I am an ardent believer in the critical role that diversity and inclusion plays in facilitating high levels of employee satisfaction as a result of belonging, connectedness, critical thinking and personal growth. Diversity and inclusion benefits individual employees and enhances the employee experience but it also has a broader benefit to families and communities, while simultaneously advancing business initiatives and client service through higher levels of engagement, increased productivity, and the forging of stronger relationships.”