DRC DEI Benchmarking Assessment
The Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC) is working to make our community the best place in the United States for all people to live, work, and do business. As part of our diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategic priority, we are seeking to learn more about the business community’s approach to DEI to within their respective organizations.
To accomplish that goal, we launched an assessment to provide a baseline data reference point to highlight the work our members are doing to advance DEI. The assessment will give us insight into what’s working and what needs to be adjusted to consistently keep DEI a top priority within the Dallas business community. We plan to repeat this assessment annually to measure progress in the Dallas business community’s DEI efforts.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why should my organization participate?
The assessment allows your organization to examine its DEI efforts, whether you are just starting to think about DEI or have a robust strategy in place. The best practices laid out in the assessment tool are tangible actions for implementation to enhance DEI.
All organizations that complete the assessment will receive a summary aggregate report and can request individual benchmark reports. Participation in the assessment also allows your organization the opportunity to be recognized for an annual award from the DRC.
Who should complete the assessment?
The assessment is designed for DRC member organizations across all industries with a presence in the Dallas Region.
When is the assessment open?
The assessment was open from November 2021 – January 2022. We will share more updates when the next assessment opens.
How long does the assessment take to complete?
Once your information has been compiled, entering data into the assessment tool takes approximately 30 minutes.
Is there a cost to complete the assessment?
No. The DRC is sponsoring the assessment.
Is the assessment confidential?
Yes, all data submitted through the assessment is confidential. So that we can analyze the results in detail, we decided to partner with Kanarys, an independent third party, to conduct this assessment. To ensure confidentiality, Kanarys will never identify individual participant responses to anyone at a particular organization.
All individual responses will be collected by Kanarys and will be kept strictly confidential. In addition, the assessment is encrypted using SSL technology to ensure that only Kanarys can capture the survey results.
All data included in the summary report will be aggregated. Your organization will receive a summary of responses in aggregate form.
What information do I need to complete the assessment?
The assessment asks for information around organizational demographics, DEI strategy, recruiting, learning and development, supplier diversity, and other DEI practices.
How will I complete the assessment?
You will receive a unique link to complete the assessment. The link may be shared with as many contacts in your organization as needed, so that they can fill out the section pertinent to their department.
If we are a national/global organization, what data should we include in our responses?
Please only submit demographic data and practices for your organization’s operations in the Dallas region. Data for other geographic areas should not be included.
Some of our work is in progress. Should I still add that data into the assessment?
Yes, you can include that data. The assessment is designed so that most of our business community can participate while still moving the needle in a meaningful way.
What if I need to stop in the middle of completing the assessment?
Your progress is saved as you go. You or anyone else working on the assessment can return to the link later to finish and submit the assessment.
What if I don’t want to answer a question?
Organizations will be able to opt out of questions as they see fit.
Can I print or save my answers?
Before submitting the assessment, you will have the option to save your answers to a PDF. Upon submission you may also save your best practices scores.
What if I accidentally submit the assessment before I complete the responses?
What do I do if I lost the link for my organization to access the assessment?
When will we get assessment results?
After the assessment closes, the DRC and Kanarys will analyze the results and create an aggregated report. All participants who complete the assessment will receive access to the aggregate report in Q2 2022.
For more information, please contact the DRC’s DEI team at email@example.com.