Talent Insight Group’s best practice research has yet again featured in Recruiter magazine via an article on a recent insight report produced in conjunction with The FIRM on diversity and inclusion (D&I).
TIG’s Delivery team carried out qualitative research on 25 organisations, from across a range of industries, covering 14 key questions on D&I.
The report highlights that there are serious doubts among in-house recruiters about the effectiveness of current D&I strategy and initiatives.
Whilst 92% of respondents say D&I “is a key area of focus” for them, only 16% rate their efforts as deserving eight or more out of 10. In contrast, 40% rated their efforts at three out of 10 or lower.
Furthermore, only 8% of respondents say they are able to demonstrate a ‘return on investment’ from increased workplace D&I, with 68% saying they are unable to do so, and 24% saying it is too early in their D&I journey.
Recognising that improvements need to be made is one thing; implementing them is another, says David Steel, Joint MD of Talent Insight Group. “Whilst over 90% of the 25 organisations we spoke to absolutely recognised that D&I is a key business priority moving forward, which is positive, a worryingly low number of respondents were able to then go on and evidence actual positive steps in this area. Those ratings out of ten around D&I strategy and initiatives’ effectiveness tell the real story here.”
Lauren O’Brien, TIG’s Insight Director who led the research project, added: “It is interesting to note that only 20% of the organisations we spoke with have an executive or team in place dedicated to D&I. This could partly explain why a large number of organisations have been unable to place key focus on this topic as it may possibly sit within a larger and broader HR remit.”
You can read more about the research here: https://www.recruiter.co.uk/news/2019/02/house-recruiters-dubious-about-current-di-success or contact Emma Mirrington at the FIRM on email@example.com to learn more about membership and how to gain access to other insight reports.
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