When businesses conclude they have a problem, typically they define their goals, identify metrics, and keep trying different strategies until their metrics show they’ve achieved their goals. To realize true progress on their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) goals, companies need to apply this same approach. Without metrics to establish baselines and measure progress, DEI efforts are shooting in the dark.
In-house lawyers often worry that collecting diversity data may yield evidence of discrimination that can fuel lawsuits against them. But there are ways to minimize the legal threats while still embracing the use of metrics.
This White Paper is designed for CEOs, HR, chief diversity officers, and in-house counsel. It provides a roadmap for building best-practice, data-driven DEI initiatives while controlling for legal risk.
Read our accompanying article on Data-Driven Diversity
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