Is it secure?
Our team of world-class security experts have built banking
software that manages more than £14 billion; and some of the biggest e-commerce platforms in the world.
All data is stored and transferred using military-grade encryption and we delete all
personally identifiable information (PII) as soon as that data is no longer needed.
For example, we immediately blank-out e-mail addresses for completed surveys, and all
non-summarised survey data is purged within 10 days of survey completion.
Is it anonymous?
Divrsity is obsessed with anonymity. Unlike certain other survey tools, we don't drop
cookies, track IP addresses, or try to get participants to sign up to run their own surveys at the end !
Survey results only show aggregated data, and it is impossible for survey administrators (or Divrsity employees) to gain access to individual survey responses.
This means that participants can answer truthfully, knowing that their information will remain completely anonymous.
What about GDPR?
Under GDPR, Divrsity is a data-controller. This means that we collect personal data on your behalf, exercise
overall control of the personal data, and take responsibility for the processing of that data.
To minimise the likelihood of data being compromised, we purge all data from our systems as soon as it is no
longer actively required for us to provide our services (see the question on security).
This means that working with Divrsity shields you from any and all GDPR issues associated with running your D&I survey; you
do not receive ANY Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and there is zero information that can be revealed via a Subject Access Request (SAR)
What response rates can I expect?
Response rates are usually in the 70-80% range; with the most successful survey garnering a whopping 94% across more than 300 employees.
Response rates will depend on your workplace culture; the Communication Strategy
that you wrap around the survey; and the number and complexity of the questions that you ask.
Having run many thousands of surveys, Divrsity's template questions have constantly evolved; ensuring they are comprehensive, and easy to understand.
It's much easier to ensure high response rates when it takes the average survey participant less than 5 minutes to complete their survey.
Does Divrsity help with my FCA/PRA Diversity & Inclusion reporting?
In September'23, the Financial Services financial regulators set out proposals to "boost diversity and inclusion to support healthy work cultures, reduce groupthink and unlock talent".
This will involve organisations running a Diversity & Inclusion Survey containing certain pre-defined characteristics, then reporting and disclosing that data.
As of the start of November'23, Divrsity supports all the requirements from the FCA/PRA Consultation!
See our blog article for more information.
Is this UK only (we have international offices)?
Divrsity has been designed to be flexible, collaborative, and to allow questions to be localised for multiple countries.
The platform enables you to set up multiple subsidiary organisations; and to invite international colleagues to collaborate on a set of questions
that are customised for their languages or customs.
e.g. We regularly see organisations create US and Australian subsidiaries so they can customise Ethnicity, Education and Social Mobility questions
We are a D&I consultancy. Can we use Divrsity with our clients?
Divrsity includes super-cool white-label capabilities that enable the entire experience to be customised to your branding.
You can use the platform to set up each of your clients, then invite members of their teams (e.g. their ERG leads or HR Director) to collaborate on the questions, and view the results
To learn more, please contact us
What the difference between an ID&E Survey, a D&I Survey and an ED&I Survey?
Many organisations have a deep and admirable commitment to improving Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity; what nobody seems to be able to agree
is what to call it: Amazon calls it ID&E, Google calls it D&I and, in the UK, we've been talking about ED&I for many years. So pick
your favourite and go with that.
Frankly, it doesn't matter what you call it: it's about asking questions, collecting data, and taking meaningful action.