Getting started on HR and People
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D&I data provides valuable information to guide long-term decisions and may make your business more appealing to prospective candidates. Data helps to ground a D&I strategy which is specific to your business, and provides ways to benchmark progress.
Established tech companies, such as Monzo and Slack, have undertaken D&I audits, and have published this data externally to help increase accountability and transparency.
This might seem impossible when scaling your business, but changes to regulation, coupled with shifting cultural norms and expectations, means gathering D&I data is no longer a ‘nice to have’.
The YSYS initiative #KnowYourData puts forward a powerful argument on the importance of collecting, tracking and monitoring meaningful and comparable diversity data to drive fundamental change, and level the playing field for underrepresented and underserved communities.
YSYS’ Diversity Help Centre provides a good starting point, with a number of helpful resources such as the Lloyds Data Collection Toolkit and Wellcome’s survey question guidance.
Data collection can feel daunting, so we have broken down the different types to help you on your way:
There are also several companies who are able to help you respectfully gather internal data to inform your D&I strategy, including Culture Amp and The Unmistakables.
Undertaking an audit starts to get easier as the company grows and you start collecting more data about those who have applied for roles and your employees. Recognising that not everyone will have the budget to access external resources, here are some steps you can take to undertake the audit yourself:
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