The culture within an organisation – the values it holds and the way its people behave – can explain why women choose to join or stay in a company. Changing the culture is therefore often critical to improving diversity and inclusion.
Inevitably change is a slow and complex process, but the starting point is understanding your company’s culture and how it compares with that of other organisations. Doing that from the inside is not always easy. Objective external help can be vital in making a start on reassessing your diversity and inclusion policies and practices.
What is the WISE Culture Analysis Tool?
Our Culture Analysis Tool (CAT) has been developed specifically for the STEM sector. It gives you qualitative and quantitative information on how much your employees know about your policies, practices, values and outcomes and how well these are really working. Information is gathered from responses to a confidential online questionnaire and then analysed by our experienced consultants. They provide an in-depth report with benchmarking against other organisations and practical recommendations on sustaining and improving diversity and inclusion in your organisation.
What will it do?
The CAT will reveal both the positives and the negatives – both aspects of good practice and the hidden gender inequalities, stereotyping and unconscious bias that can affect your workforce retention and return rates, employee engagement and performance, and your reputation. This will help revitalise dialogue about diversity and inclusion as part of your talent management or employment engagement strategies.
For public sector organisations, the CAT can form part of an equality impact assessment and for private sector companies tendering for public sector contracts, it can provide evidence of good practice.
How does it work?
WISE provides a confidential questionnaire to be distributed by email. The independence and integrity of the WISE brand attracts a high level of employee engagement. Responses are anonymous and completion is encouraged within two weeks. After this, WISE will analyse the responses and provide a full report on findings, trends and recommendations. The CAT can be customised to your organisation’s requirements.
Expert follow-on support is also available through training, development of mentoring and networks, recruitment advice and bespoke consultancy on all aspects of STEM diversity and inclusion.
What does it cost?
A typical CAT service is priced at £5,000 for WISE members. Prices vary according to the size of your organisation and any additional requirements.