Diversity Benchmark

The Business in the Community Diversity Benchmark is available to all employers, no deadlines to meet, benchmark at your convenience.

We offer a continuous benchmarking service. There is no submission deadline. Instead, participants have the flexibility to benchmark whenever best suits their internal processes, resource capacities and reporting cycles.  This process gives participants the best of both worlds – the flexibility to complete the benchmark when it suits them, and ongoing access to the most current version of their peer group benchmark data

 

Diversity intelligence 
The Business in the Community Diversity Benchmark service will be replaced by Diversity Intelligence in early 2019.  

Diversity Intelligence is a big step forward for Business in the Community and for responsible businesses. It will offer businesses an in-depth assessment of diversity and inclusivity in your workplaces.Our insight-driven feedback will tell you where you can improve, and our team of specialists will show you how you can make best use of BITC membership to achieve your diversity and inclusion objectives.  

Diversity Intelligence offers a new user experience.We’re moving to Qualtrics, the world-leading research platform with a reputation for excellence and a client base to match. Diversity Intelligence takes an intersectional approach and is designed around themes, so businesses can focus on the issues that matter to you.  

Diversity Intelligence will be built into our Workplace partnership offer. Partners of the Age, Gender,and Race Workplace Campaigns will be able to use Diversity Intelligence as part of your partnership. Feedback and recommendations will be specific to your partnership strand. 

BITC will stop accepting submissions to the Business in the Community Diversity Benchmark Diversity Benchmark from 31 December 2018. This applies to all Diversity Benchmark surveys. Entries submitted by that date will be assessed within the normal timeframe and receive benchmark results within 8 weeks. 

 

What is the Business in the Community Diversity Benchmark? 
The Business in the Community Diversity Benchmark measures age, gender and race workplace diversity. The benchmark is a management tool to help organisations evaluate their performance, including peer comparisons, and inform evidence-based decision-making around workplace diversity. 

Participants benefit from: bespoke feedback and recommendations that support with practical steps for improving performance; identification of strengths and weaknesses by peer comparison; and a confidential score and banding (Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze) that reflect performance.

The Business in the Community Diversity Benchmark is now available. No deadlines to meet, benchmark at your convenience. 
We offer a continuous benchmarking service. There is no submission deadline. Instead, participants have the flexibility to benchmark whenever best suits their internal processes, resource capacities and reporting cycles.  This process gives participants the best of both worlds – the flexibility to complete the benchmark when it suits them, and ongoing access to the most current version of their peer group benchmark data.  

 

How does it work? 
The benchmark consists of two distinct surveys, Part 1: Workplace Data and Part 2: Policies and Practices.  Part 1 interrogates the ‘what’; Part 2 interrogates the ‘how’. Together, they are the complete benchmark – a comprehensive picture that provides an invaluable gap analysis tool for any employer. 

Part 1: Workplace Data asks for quantitative information about your workforce, and is available for age, gender and/or race.  

Part 2: Policies and Practices asks about policies, procedures, and processes your organisation is using to make your workplace better for all employees.  It is available for gender and/or race. 

Organisations can choose to benchmark in Part 1 only for age, gender and/or race, or to participate in the complete benchmark (Part 1 and Part 2) for gender and/or race. 


Further information
The Diversity Benchmark is open to all UK employers.  Part 1 is free to all participants, costs apply to non-members for Part 2. 
Please contact the Business Development Manager, Don Cowper, or your existing Business in the Community point of contact. 

E: don.cowper@bitc.org.uk 
T: 07985 411 117