CXR Recommends: To Make Lasting Progress on DEI, Measure Outcomes

Tips on measuring progress towards better DEI

In the last several years, companies have increasingly prioritized diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. To truly create an impact with these initiatives, metrics must be identified and continually tracked. However, the process of identifying and defining key metrics that align with your goals is often easier said than done.

A recent article from Harvard Business Review outlines three actions to take when measuring the progress of your DEI initiatives. Let’s take a look:

Move beyond demographics – While accomplishing a demographic shift within your organization is often worth celebrating, it shouldn’t be your endpoint. The author suggests determining a larger set of outcomes that can include accountability infrastructure, career progression, social impact, and more.

Create a theory of change – “For each category you seek to measure, develop a working theory of change: a set of connected hypotheses for actions that will collectively move your organization from your current Point A to your intended (in this case, more diverse, equitable, and inclusive) Point B.”

Put your data to work – Metrics are an imperative tool for aligning leaders on current challenges. Once organizations have data collected, the next step is to disaggregate demographic and organizational factors. “Analyzing your data by these factors might, for example, reveal a gender disparity in turnover rate primarily related to experiences of junior-level employees with their managers.”

Be sure to check out the full source article here and join us on February 22nd for our CXR Talent Analytics meeting.

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Chris Hoyt

A veteran of recruiting and HR, Hoyt is a sought-after speaker with presentations including national conferences with SHRM, LinkedIn, HR Technology, ERE and others in the USA as well as UNLEASH, iRecruit, Australasian Talent Conference and more abroad. Chris has been promoting and leading full scale and enterprise-wide integrations of social media and mobile marketing within workforce strategies for his entire career. His expertise and passion for interactive/social recruiting, candidate experience, and both national and international recruiting strategies are all areas that Hoyt now leverages as co-owner and President at CareerXroads, a Recruiting/Staffing consulting and think tank organization that works with corporate leaders from around the world to break out of traditional recruitment practices and push the envelope in an effort to win the ongoing war for top talent.

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