Understanding where an organisation is positioned on its diversity and inclusion journey, and that of its competitors, is achieved through auditing and benchmarking.
Information about an organisation, its competitors, and other enterprises is key to understanding areas of change and what an organisation does well when developing a D&I programme. This is achieved through internal assessment of current activities aligned to D&I together with employee investigations, use of employee opinion surveys and other information available. The deeper the dive the more information is available to facilitate understanding and make appropriate changes.
In addition to organisational assessments 3In Consulting can also provide Benchmarking activities for best practice with industry studies e.g. Stonewall, ENEI etc. This can help an organisation to understand where its own activities lie compared to competitors in its industry / sector or from a wider national / international basis.
Once the status is understood, through assessments and benchmarking, it is possible to source best practice ideas to help an organisation develop their products and services. Benchmarking an organisations performance against others provides valuable information to highlight what is being undertaken favourably and areas for improvement. However, as others will continue to improve it is important to benchmark regularly as well as continue improvement initiatives.