A few months into his new role as Director of Area HR Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, “it’s been an exciting time” for Ron Toran. It’s not just a new role for Ron. It’s also a new role at SYKES, which he says brings an added level of excitement because he gets to spearhead a groundbreaking effort here. What is something new you can expect to see from Ron? Employees will notice an emphasis placed on cultural recognition within SYKES. We are a global company, and under Ron’s direction, team members will have the opportunity to learn about other countries, traditions and what makes our employees from across the world unique.
There is tons of support from leadership and individuals around the organization that want to be a part of and support the work that we’re doing.
Black History Month is a month dedicated to truly spotlight the contributions and accomplishments of black people. Not just within the U.S. but also globally.
When I think about why it’s important to our employees at SYKES, it centers around the ability for individuals of other ethnic groups to really learn about the contributions of black people throughout history, as well as currently.
I connect to all of them, but in recent days - especially within my role - I tend to connect more now to Be Current. I think the ability to continuously learn about one another is extremely important.
I have cookies and milk every day at 2:30 pm. I’m not allowed to have that many, but nevertheless I take what I can get, and I’ll sneak a couple in at 2:30. If you’re ever on a meeting with me at that time, you can best believe that I’ve probably got some milk on the side and some cookies.
I’ve always loved ice cream. The best part of any cruise I’ve ever taken is all the free ice cream machines that are around the ship and being able to get ice cream whenever you want.