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Diversity at work

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Diversity and Inclusion Census

Do you know how diverse your workforce is?

Understanding and embracing the diversity within your organisation is not just a moral imperative but a strategic advantage in attracting and harnessing diverse talent and ensuring your inclusion initiatives are truly making a difference.

Many organisations however do not know how diverse their workforce actually is.

SACS has developed an online Diversity and Inclusion Census survey based on the most contemporary research, which enables organisations to assess the current diversity of their workforce and identify opportunities to optimise their approach to diversity and inclusion. 

What are the benefits of measuring diversity in the workplace?

  • Enhanced Self-Awareness: Gain a clear understanding of the current state of diversity and inclusion within your organisation.
  • Data-Driven Decision Making: Use the insights from the survey to inform and shape your diversity and inclusion strategies.
  • Benchmarking: Compare your organisation’s diversity metrics with the broader population.
  • Fostering Inclusivity: Identify areas for improvement and take actionable steps towards creating a more inclusive work environment.
  • Attracting Talent: Showcase your commitment to diversity and inclusion, making your organisation more attractive to prospective employees from diverse backgrounds.

SACS Diversity and Inclusion Census Survey

The SACS Diversity and Inclusion Census Survey is a user-friendly, comprehensive and confidential online tool designed to help organisations assess the demographic makeup of their employees. 

The census is an anonymous tool which participants find reassuring. Employees are likely to feel more confident to answer honestly when their confidentiality is guaranteed and their data is managed by a third party, as some individuals may not feel comfortable to disclose their personal diversity to their employer directly.

Watch this video to learn more about evaluating diversity in the workplace.

Measuring workplace diversity

What aspects of diversity are measured?

By participating in this survey, organisations can gather quantitative data on various aspects of diversity, including but not limited to: 

  • Gender
  • Gender identity
  • Age
  • Ethnicity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Physical disability
  • Neurodiversity
  • Mental health/mental illness
  • Social or economic disadvantage
  • Religious and spiritual beliefs
SACS Diversity and Inclusion Census Survey

Measuring inclusion climate

We also measure the degree to which its employees believe the organisation is committed to inclusion – this is a normative “Inclusion Climate” measure SACS developed in our primary research partnership with Deakin University.

Inclusion climate is the degree to which employees collectively perceive that the organisation they work for:

  • values individual differences,
  • provides equal access to resources and
  • creates opportunities to connect within a diverse workforce

Organisations that have high levels of inclusion climate have been linked to many positive organisational outcomes including greater psychological capital, higher levels of employee wellbeing and engagement, enhanced job satisfaction and retention as well as greater creativity, innovation and problem solving power.

SACS Inclusion Climate measure

SACS is also able to develop tailored psychometrically valid questions to assess any other relevant areas of interest for your organisation, including open text questions to gather qualitative data.

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