Benchmark Survey 2015

About the Benchmark

The Diversity and Wellbeing Benchmarking 2015 survey is now open for submissions.

Closing date:  16 July 2015.

It is the UK’s most comprehensive gender and race benchmark, which now introduces elements of age diversity and employee wellbeing for 2015. The benchmark offers:

  • One benchmark for age, ethnicity, gender and wellbeing.
  • A management tool to evaluate your performance and inform evidence-based decision-making.
  • Assessment against our robust diversity, inclusion and wellbeing framework.
  • Identification of your strengths and weaknesses by peer comparison.
  • Performance monitoring across all business practices.
  • Bespoke feedback that supports you with the practical steps for improving performance.
  • Confidential score and banding that reflects your performance on ethnicity and gender - Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze.


How to Complete the Survey


Complete the benchmark(s) using our secure online platform.  You can login to the benchmarking site at:

Registration is automated and those who registered previously can use their previous username and password.
If you have forgotten your password, please use the password recovery option.

Thomas Coquhoun-Alberts, Benchmarking and Knowledge Manager.
T:+44(0) 20 7566 6621

Closing date
The survey closes on the 16 July 2015

The Process

The benchmark comprises a confidential online two part survey.

Part 1: Impacts.

Part 1 collects workforce metrics on diversity (age, ethnicity, or gender) or wellbeing to understand the outcomes of an organisation’s policies, actions and culture around diversity and wellbeing.  Age and wellbeing are only available in Part 1.

Participants can choose to benchmark in the Diversity Benchmark or the Wellbeing Benchmark. In both benchmarks, participants can select to benchmark for one, two or three of the protected characteristics of age, ethnicity and gender in one submission.

In both the Diversity and Wellbeing Benchmarks, participants can choose to submit data on diversity (age, ethnicity or gender) on a question by question basis, in addition to their core submission.  

For example, an organisation selects to benchmark for ‘ethnicity’ and ‘gender’ in the Diversity Benchmark but wants to look more closely at ‘age’. On a question by question basis, the organisation can select to submit data by age. Participants will receive a peer comparison for these additional questions, but this data will not contribute to their overall score, banding or report on ethnicity and gender when Part 2 is also completed.

Part 1: Impacts covers the following areas:

  1. Workforce profiles
  2. Recruitment metrics
  3. Workforce impact measurements of
    1. Bullying and harassment
    2. Monitoring disclosure
    3. Employee absence
    4. Maternity, adoption and shared parental leave
    5. Employee turnover
    6. Equal pay
    7. Agile / flexible working
    8. Employee engagement
  4. Progression, leadership & development, and performance appraisals
  5. Customers/ clients/ consumers/ service users

Part 2: Inputs

Part 2 covers ethnicity and gender only. It is an assessment of policy, practice, governance and strategic approaches to ethnicity and gender diversity and inclusion. Age and wellbeing will be introduced to Part 2 from 2016. Part 1 must be completed to proceed to Part 2.
Part 2: Inputs covers the following areas:

  1. Leadership, champions, business case and strategy
  2. Recruitment
  3. Workplace policies and practice:
    a)   Employee engagement
    b)   Employee Network / Resource Groups
    c)   Bullying and Harassment
    d)   Diversity Training
    e)   Line Managers
    f)    Agile / Flexible Working
    g)   Equal Pay
    h)   Shared Parental Leave
  4. Career progression and talent pipelines
  5. Suppliers and Procurement
  6. Customers, clients, consumers and service users
  7. Globalising Diversity

To receive bespoke feedback and a consultation and achieve score and banding on ethnicity and/or gender, participants must complete Parts 1 and 2.
Participants must complete Parts 1 and 2 to receive bespoke feedback, a  feedback consultation meeting, overall score and banding.  on ethnicity and/or gender,.


Diversity and Wellbeing Benchmark Planter 2015

Who can Benchmark?

Any organisation can benchmark. In 2014, 114 organisations benchmarked, including 87 private sector (25 of which are FTSE-listed) and 27 public sector organisations.

Part 1 is free to participate in for any organisation
Part 2
is free for members of the Business in the Community diversity and wellbeing campaigns. ( Age at Work, Opportunity Now, Race for Opportunity, Wellbeing).
We charge a fee to non-members and a discount to Business in the Community members. The fee structure is:

Diversity and Wellbeing Benchmark



Campaign member

Part 1: Impacts (Age, Ethnicity, Gender, Wellbeing)




Part 2: Inputs (Gender or Ethnicity)




Part 2: Inputs (Gender and Ethnicity)




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