Diversity & Inclusion Audits
Our Diversity & Inclusion Audit and Health Checks is designed to help organisations highlight areas of success and growth as well as identify areas of improvement and implement strategies to build a more diverse and inclusive workplace.
Our Diversity & Inclusion Audits are comprehensive assessments of your organisation’s policies, practices, and culture with respect to diversity and inclusion in line with the Mission Diverse Best Practice Framework to ensure your company flourishes…
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What Do Diversity & Inclusion Audits, and How Do They Help?
Our Diversity and Inclusion audit examines factors such as recruitment and hiring practices, employee engagement and retention, training and development programs, communication and feedback systems, and overall workplace culture. Through this process, we help organisations identify areas of strength and opportunities for improvement, as well as develop and implement a customised plan of action to improve diversity and inclusion within their organisation.
What Our EDI Health Checks & Audits Do For You....
The Diversity & Inclusion Audit process involves several key 6 steps:
- Initial Consultation: We begin by meeting with key stakeholders within the organisation to discuss their goals and expectations for the audit.
- Data Collection: We collect data through surveys, focus groups, interviews, and a review of existing policies and practices.
- Analysis: We analyse the data collected to identify trends, strengths, and areas for improvement.
- Recommendations: We provide recommendations for improvement based on the analysis.
- Action Plan: We work with the organisation to develop a customised action plan to implement the recommendations.
- Follow-Up: We provide ongoing support and guidance to help ensure the successful implementation of the action plan.
Diversity & Inclusion Audits
What our Diversity and Inclusion Audit (D&I Audit) include…
- Data collection and analysis
- Policy, process and procedure audit
- Organisation culture fit and assessment
- Key audit report findings implementation
- Organisational Recommendations
- Short and long-term goal development
- Improvement actions & best practice
- Areas for developmental culture growth
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Why is a Diversity & Inclusion Audit important?
By conducting a Diversity & Inclusion Audit, organisations can gain a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses in this area, and develop a plan to create a more inclusive workplace culture. Organisations that are diverse and inclusive are better able to attract and retain top talent, improve innovation and creativity, increase employee engagement and satisfaction, and better serve their customers and clients. Additionally, many industries and sectors are increasingly recognising the importance of diversity and inclusion, and are making it a priority in their business strategies.
The real benefits of a Diversity & Inclusion Audit?
The benefits of a Diversity & Inclusion Audit include:
- Improved Recruitment and Retention: By promoting diversity and inclusion, organisations are better able to attract and retain top talent.
- Increased Innovation and Creativity: Diverse teams are more innovative and creative, leading to new ideas and solutions.
- Better Employee Engagement and Satisfaction: Employees who feel valued and included are more engaged and satisfied with their work.
- Enhanced Reputation: Organisations that are known for their commitment to diversity and inclusion have a better reputation among customers, clients, and the community.
- Compliance with Regulations: Organisations that are compliant with diversity and inclusion regulations are less likely to face legal or reputational risks.
What Our EDI Health Checks & Audits Do For You....
Diversity and Inclusion Health Check – our Diversity and Inclusion Health Checks are best suited to organisations who have already begun work to improve workplace diversity and inclusion. Our health checks enhance and further encourage positive action and culture change, as well as making sure your organisation remains up to date with the latest legislation and standards.
Full Diversity and Inclusion Audit – Our full Diversity & Inclusion Audit services consists of reviewing documentation, policies, processes, marketing, and workplace culture. In addition, we also hold non-bias employee discussion forums and surveys to enable your organisation to get a well-rounded understanding of areas for growth and development.
Diversity and Inclusion Strategy – We develop bespoke Diversity and Inclusion Strategies based on our Audit recommendations to enable your organisation to develop and embed a more inclusive culture, instil best practice and prioritise key areas for development.
Types of Diversity & Inclusion Audits
We carry out the following audits:
- Full Company Diversity and Inclusion Audit
- Diversity & Inclusion Health Check
- Diversity and Inclusion Audit
- Race Engagement Audits
- Inclusive Recruitment Audit
- Workplace Culture Audit
- Bespoke Audit
- Diversity & Inclusion Strategy
Audits That Improve Culture
To better understand where you are as an organisation, we’ll collect data from your staff, leaders, and partners. We’ll review the polices and procedures for the organisation to help assess if your current policies support your diversity and inclusion goals. Based on our audit finding we’ll provide a set of recommendations to enable the organisation to begin developing a diversity and inclusion strategy.
Diversity and Inclusion Audit FAQ
A Diversity and Inclusion Audit is a process of assessing an organisation’s policies, practices, and culture with respect to diversity and inclusion. The goal of the audit is to help organisations identify areas of strength and opportunities for improvement, and develop a customised plan of action to promote diversity and inclusion within their organisation.
D&I Audits are a great way to benchmark organisational growth, but is also used to highlight areas for improvement. With companies who are actively working to improve workplace diversity seeing 34% higher financial returns in comparison to non-diverse companies. Similarly, diverse companies with a clear D&I Audit and strategy see higher employee retention and satisfaction, with lower staff turnover. A thorough D&I audit will enable you, your team and organisation to understand and action where you’re losing out, as well as enabling you to champion positive aspects of your business to a wider target market.
Organisations that are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion may choose to conduct a Diversity and Inclusion Audit as a way to demonstrate their commitment to these values. By conducting an audit and implementing changes based on the findings, an organisation can show that it is actively working to create a more inclusive and diverse workplace culture. Additionally, an audit can help organisations identify areas where they may be falling short in terms of diversity and inclusion, and develop a plan to address these issues.
“Start as you mean to go on” – this is true for D&I. That’s why we’d say “yes” to having a D&I Audit done when you are new to it all. If your company is new to the Diversity and Inclusion space, and you want to make impactful and cultural change, it’s best to start with an Audit to fully understand where you are now, and where you’d like to get to.
A Diversity and Inclusion Audit typically involves a review of an organisation’s policies, practices, and culture related to diversity and inclusion. This may include examining factors such as recruitment and hiring practices, employee engagement and retention, training and development programs, communication and feedback systems, and overall workplace culture. The audit may also involve collecting feedback from employees through surveys or focus groups.
The length of a Diversity and Inclusion Audit can vary depending on the size and complexity of the organisation, as well as the scope of the audit. Generally, an audit can take several weeks to several months to complete.
While an Audit can be conducted as a one-time event, many organisations choose to make it an ongoing process. This allows organisations to continually assess and improve their diversity and inclusion practices over time, as well as track progress and identify new areas of focus.
Organisations can measure the success of an Audit by tracking progress over time and evaluating whether the changes made as a result of the audit have resulted in a more inclusive and diverse workplace culture. This may involve collecting feedback from employees, monitoring metrics such as employee engagement and retention rates, and evaluating the overall impact of diversity and inclusion efforts on the organisation’s performance.
A Diversity and Inclusion Audit can be conducted by an external consultant, like Mission Diverse, or by internal staff who are trained in diversity and inclusion practices. In some cases, organisations may choose to conduct an audit themselves using advanced assessment tool.
D&I Audits vary in cost based on a multitude of different factor such as:
- Organisational size;
- Available resources;
- Data, etc.
The cost of an Audit can vary depending on the size and complexity of the organisation, as well as the scope of the audit, as such an audit can start from £6,000.
At Mission Diverse we believe in connecting companies with communities. Unlike some organisations, we are a non-profit company, who use the money you pay us for our training programmes, to reinvest in our Local Community Employability and Enterprise programmes.
Our employability and enterprise programmes provide education, mentoring and personal development training to people from underrepresented and disadvantaged communities. By doing this we hope to provide those from underrepresented communities with the necessary skills and knowledge to enter entrepreneurship and the workplace (…or maybe come and work in your company!).