Use targeted research to drive measurable cultural change
Our diversity research and analysis services are crucial to effective workforce development and customer outreach. Robust research can be the key to unlocking better representation of the clients, customers or audiences you serve. It can provide the insights needed to target more diverse candidates in your talent pipeline. We’re also champions of good work on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, so research can set your business out as a standard-bearer of inclusion and belonging—blazing a trail of best practice right across your industry.
Closing the Gender Pay Gap
Out of 9,560 companies reporting in 2020, 8,090 pay men more than women
Neurodiversity in the Workplace
Only 16% of UK adults with autism are in full-time employment
Cross-cultural, intersectional research
Gain actionable insights on key areas of diversity, equity and inclusion
Our research projects are custom-made in line with your requirements and success criteria. Together, we’ll focus on your ability to measure the positive impact of engaging with EDI—to the benefit of staff, customers and service users. We’re especially well-versed in working with public-sector bodies and government departments, including Arts Council England, the NHS and the BBC.
In all our research, we approach diversity cross-culturally and intersectionally. In practice, that means we don’t treat protected characteristics in isolation—we interlink them and consider them alongside other crucial factors like education, class and socio-economic status. This allows us to build a comprehensive picture of where you are now, then provide practical recommendations to take you where you want to be.
Research design and delivery
From data-gathering to senior team presentation – end-to-end diversity research
The breadth and depth of our collective EDI knowledge means we can put your research in the hands of consultants who understand your industry and sector. Some of the aspects of diversity research we cover include:
- EDI research topics, design and methodology
- Key considerations and data segmentation
- Synthesizing existing research/monitoring data on your key themes
- Quantitative data – including workforce questionnaires and online surveys
- Qualitative data – including interviews, focus groups and facilitated workshops
- Preparation of research case studies (from your industry and elsewhere)
- Benchmarking and best practice examples
- Action planning (short-, medium- and long-term)
- Report-writing and presentation to steering groups and senior leaders
What our clients say
Dive deeper into diversity, equity and inclusion
Check out our range of posts, resources and thought leadership.
Overcoming adversity – A personal story about diversity, acceptance and driving a culture of workplace inclusion
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