Early in 2021, CPI started to capture employee perceptions of inclusivity alongside the traditional diversity metrics. CPI contextualised Gartner’s Inclusion Index that contains a multifaceted definition of inclusion with seven key dimensions indicating how respected, supported and valued people feel. The seven dimensions are;
CPI added an eighth dimension relating to leadership: “My line manager creates an open and motivating environment to enable myself and others to thrive and reach our goals.”
CPI employees scored each statement out of 5 according to how strongly they agreed with it. CPI employees numbered 496 at the time of the survey and 56% responded, giving statistically 99% confidence level and 5% confidence interval in the data. The results were as follows:
The metrics were vital in providing a true picture of where CPI is as an organisation. In response to the employee perceptions survey, CPI created a wellbeing webinar series to begin to explore some of the topics related to equality, diversity and inclusion.
Integrating Differences (69 attendees): A senior colleague from the Catapult Network delivered a webinar on living with Bipolar Disorder. As CPI continue to develop appreciation of the impact mental health can have on our lives, and the importance of talking openly about it, they are encouraging people with experience of a mental health challenge, whether their own or of a loved one, to share their stories.
Reward (253 attendees): Fair treatment is underpinned by fair salaries, and equal access to development and progression.
Belonging (66 attendees): To educate staff on menopause, Sharon MacArthur the owner of Red Handbag delivered a webinar covering what the menopause is and the impact it may have.