With so much to consider, and a mass of potential policies to implement, it can feel like an overwhelming process to make an organization more diverse and inclusive. There’s a lot of varying information of what to do, but less support about how to actually do it – and here’s where the Diversio DEI platform comes in.
Diversio works with hundreds of organizations all over the world to support effective data collection & analysis, identify DEI Pain Points, and provide tailored solutions for continuous improvement.
This article will take you through the steps of building a DEI strategy that is tailored to your organization, and how Diversio can help.
Start with getting quality data
The best way to ensure your DEI strategy is suitable and effective for your organization is to understand how diversity and inclusion currently looks internally.
Diversio’s academically validated and completely anonymous surveys have consistently high response rates and collect both quantitative and qualitative data.
There are a few key questions you need answers to, and they differ depending on whether you’re looking at diversity or you’re looking at inclusion.
Diversity based questions:
What is the breakdown of identities and communities within the organization?
How does employee diversity look within each department?
How does employee diversity look within each level of the hierarchy including leadership?
Inclusion based questions:
Is the recruitment and hiring process equitable and inclusive for all communities?
What is the experience of employees in your organization and does this differ depending on the identity of the employees? This involves a range of topics such as psychological safety, equitable progression opportunities, and more.
With sophisticated data sets, more granular questions can also be answered, such as comparing how different intersectionalities of identities can impact employee experience. As an example, this could be comparing the experience of Black Women in the workforce to White Men. The Diversio platform enables clear comparisons to be visualized so that clients can see exactly where they need to take action to make improvements.
Figure out what resources and budget you have
All organizations can make progress on becoming more inclusive, but access to budget and resources can influence the solutions implemented to do this.
In order to do this, it’s important to gain clarity over what the financial budget for your DEI work is, and understand how this can be broken down into years and months.
Another important step is to understand what internal resources you have to work with, and how these can be utilized in the best ways so that they can contribute to achieving your goals.
To make your DEI strategy as clear and measurable as possible, it’s helpful to set goals that are fitting with both your data and your resources. The Diversio platform enables clients to set specific and trackable goals based on their identified pain points, meaning that all initiatives implemented are addressing real needs.
Select feasible and sustainable solutions
So… you have the data, you have clear and visualized data analysis, you’ve set your goals, and now it’s time for the solutions.
To ensure your strategy is coherent and fitting for your organization, the solutions you choose should be matched up to your identified pain points which are addressed in the goals you’ve set.
The most efficient and valuable DEI strategies adopt a long term perspective, where diversity & inclusion work is understood to be a continuous journey of adapting and improving.
Diversio’s award-winning Recommendation Engine™ utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) to provide proven solutions that address your current challenges and goals. Our solutions are kept up to date with developments in the diversity & inclusion space, and the goal-tracking allows you to try different options to confidently drive change in your organization. In addition to this, our platform also hosts a wide range of resources to support the effective implementation of solutions.
To complement our impactful technology, our client success team will also engage with clients to support their DEI journey and ensure that the best solutions are chosen inline with their specific budget and resources.
If you want to learn more about Diversio’s end-to-end DEI platform and find out how we can support you to attract and retain the best talent and remain competitive, book a chat with us here: https://info.diversio.com/demo
Diversio is the people intelligence platform that measures, tracks, and improves Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
By connecting artificial intelligence (AI) technology, sophisticated DEI data analytics, and knowledgeable subject matter experts, Diversio is able to accurately diagnose your pain points, benchmark you against peers, and create a robust action plan that will meet your DEI goals. Through the unique combination of technology and human expertise, Diversio is driving meaningful impact for hundreds of organizations across over 35 countries globally.
Diversio – The Diversity Data Experts™
For more information on Diversio, or how we can help you start your DEI program contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org