Only 28 per cent of organisations in New Zealand formally measure and evaluate the effectiveness of diversity and inclusion initiatives. Although this figure from the 2022 New Zealand Workpace Diversity Survey had increased by 3.5 per cent compared with the previous year, it’s concerning that the majority of workplaces are not quantifying the results of their programmes.
As the old adage says, what gets measured gets done. Establishing goals, defining metrics, collecting the right kind of information and tracking your organisation’s progress over time provides the evidence base that you need to further your work. It also stands as a form of accountability, whereby the organisation can be more transparent about its progress with employees.
But organisations often struggle to determine precisely what they should be measuring, how to get started and how to interpret the results.
This session looks at the benefits and pitfalls of measuring diversity, equity and inclusion data and using it to track progress.
- Professor Gail Pacheco (Director, NZ Work Research Institute, AUT)
- Dr Rose D’Almada-Remedios (Senior Research Manager, Diversity Council Australia)