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.
Available for Gender and/or Race only Part 2 participants receive and a confidential score and banding (Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze) that reflect performance.
The Business in the Community Diversity Benchmark is now available.
Have you decided when to complete the benchmark? 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 is available for age and interrogates the ‘what’;
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 is available for gender and race only.
What do Part 1 benchmark participants receive?
Part 1 participants receive a data report and score. The data report benchmarks your score and data against sector peers, public and private sector participants, and all benchmark participants.
When will I receive my benchmark feedback?
We aim to supply participants with feedback reports within 6-8 weeks of submissions being received and any data clarifications or errors being resolved.
When can I benchmark?
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.
To ensure organisations are monitoring their progress, we recommend organisations participate in the benchmark annually at a time that suits their annual cycle.
How do I benchmark? / What is involved?
Complete the benchmark through Probench, our secure and easy to use online platform. Registration is automated once you are confirmed as a benchmark participant. Just log in and start submitting the data and information – you can save responses as you go.
Participation in Part 1 for Age, Gender and/or Race is free for any organisation.
What does it cost?
Free participation in the complete benchmark Parts 1 & 2 is a benefit of membership of the relevant gender and/or race campaign(s).
Costs apply to non- members for Part 2 for Gender and/or Race:
Find out more about participating in Part 2 >>