Questioning the “Diversity Questionnaire”

Watershed events in recent years like the resurgence of Black Lives Matter and #MeToo have galvanized organizations to step up their commitments in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion space to gauge the “cultural temperature.” The persisting pandemic has raised the stakes. Accordingly, many companies seeking a roadmap for these efforts increasingly want to begin their journey with a snapshot of who’s in the mix and how they are feeling. Enter the “Diversity Questionnaire.”

Littler Principal Cindy-Ann Thomas and her guest, Littler Shareholder Alyesha Dotson:

  • Examine the reasons for the growing trend towards soliciting employees about their demographics and commentary on DE&I
  • Outline the purpose and function of the “diversity questionnaire”
  • Provide guidance on issues associated with these instruments
  • Explore alternative measurement tools

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