BENCHMARKING & CONSULTANCY

SUPPORT WHERE YOU NEED IT TO MAKE AN IMPACT AND DRIVE PROJECTS

Wherever you are on your Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) journey, you may want to give your executives access to high-quality D&I advice, coaching and best practice. Or you need support to drive D&I-related activities, but without the need to hire more full-time staff.

Our On-Call service flexes around your needs - and provides you access to experienced professionals, to keep you ahead of the game.

A starting point - Diversity Data and Benchmarking


With Diversity & Inclusion, knowing where you are, what is having an impact and where to focus next is key. Using market research best practices, we collate data, surveys and interviews to provide a deep-dive of  progress against your D&I strategy. This can be used to create a heat map of progress and highlight areas of concerns, as well as to benchmark you against your industry and the market.


Why do it and what are the benefits?

Diversity audits examine workplace culture issues, including those related to protected characteristics like race, culture, gender, sexual preference and religion. We can also look at broader issues, from engagement, language and behaviour – all critical aspects that impact building a culture of inclusion.

By examining the data you have in a diversity audit, enriching this with additonal qualitative and quantitative inand benchmarking this against peers, you send a powerful signal about your workplace culture and priorities.

 


How does it work with Impetus?

Audits take time and effort.  So we want to get it right for you. We start with working with you and your leadership team to understand and align our approach to your business strategy and the real-world situations you are facing. We then research the different tools and data points we could use for your organisation and suggest the most effective for getting what you need from an audit.

 

What might an Audit involve

Diversity Audit and Benchmarking provides a strong foundation to shape your strategy.  The types of activities we focus on are:

 

  • Tailoring the audit to match your strategy and what you need to build a strong plan that has impact

  • Organisation-wide Diversity, Inclusion & Culture surveys to capture high-quality qualitative and quantitative data

  • Interviews – From the board and senior management, to a selection of talent across the business

  • Key HR and people data that you hold: statistics, insight, survey results and trends

  • Best practice from other peer and market-leading organisations

Diversity and Inclusion Coaching

 

Diversity & Inclusion coaching is a powerful tool to help leaders build their understanding of difference and become more comfortable reflecting on their own language and behaviour. Our Diversity coaching programmes build relationships that provide a structure and direction, based on our real-world expertise and coaching models, to help you drive change as individuals and as agents of change across your organisation.

Conversations around Diversity & Inclusion and related topics can be tough and feel unnatural to many. We work with leaders and workforces to address both conscious and unconscious biases and build confidence to drive change – as individuals and by role-modelling behaviour to others. arise from implicit bias and other employee and organisational issues. As such, we partner with clients in a stimulating and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential by being held accountable on the progress.

Reflecting on your own use of language and behaviour does not have to be daunting.

Our coaching clients include successful executives, members of underrepresented groups, entrepreneurs, ambitious leaders and purpose-driven professionals. Our deep knowledge of organisational dynamics ensures we are results focused, but we also understand the importance of matching the right coach to the right coachee – so the experience is enjoyable and worthwhile.

If you are considering the impact that coaching might make in your company, do make contact, we’d be happy to discuss with you.

And as D&I continues to evolve, the expectations to include elements of wellbeing, belonging, engagement, culture and more technical analysis (such a pay gap reporting) will also continue to grow.

If you need additional support, we can help:

  • Pull together, sense check and refine plans

  • Analyse key data to give a clear picture of where you are

  • Review latest best practice to provide inspiration for the future

  • Manage critical projects - from planning to delivery

  • Act as an interim / virtual D&I resource

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