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Increasing Data Collection for Diversity and Inclusion

Feb 08
Date and time
Mon, 08 February  @  10:00  -  12:00
No charge for holders of age, gender or wellbeing BITC partnerships
Peer Learning Forum, Webinar
HR/people/talent management practitioners/managers, Diversity and inclusion practitioners/managers, Open to all BITC members
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HR/people/talent management practitioners/managers, Diversity and inclusion practitioners/managers and Open to all BITC members
No charge for holders of age, gender or wellbeing BITC partnerships

Mon, 08 February 2021  @  10:00  –  12:00

This peer learning forum will explore the opportunities and challenges surrounding data collation and self-declaration for diversity and inclusion (D&I).

Data collation and self-declaration is an important exercise for organisations to undertake. As well as supporting reporting, it will also support progress in D&I. However, building confidence and rates of diversity declaration is a challenge.

This event is an opportunity for human resources (HR) and D&I practitioners to come together to share the challenges they have encountered and solutions they have implemented while collecting diversity data, in particular around increasing self-disclosure rates.

Guest speaker
Sarah McPake, Head of Talent, Insights & Inclusion at TSB Bank

Why data collection is important for diversity and inclusion

Capturing ethnicity data and publicising progress is the second principle on Business in the Community’s (BITC) Race at Work Charter. The charter lists five actions organisations can take to ensure that ethnic minority employees are represented at all levels. Capturing ethnicity data is important for establishing a baseline and measuring progress. It is a crucial step towards an organisation reporting on ethnicity pay differentials.

BITC along with 30 business leaders have called for the government to introduce a mandatory duty for employers to report on their ethnicity pay gap. In an open letter to Boris Johnson they argue a mandatory duty would mean that businesses would have a consistent, clear framework which they could use to tackle discrimination.

Diverse organisations perform better, have higher employee satisfaction and better financial returns, and are more innovative. Find out more in BITC’s factsheet on the business benefits of diversity.


This event is for organisations with an age, gender or race partnership. There will be a limited number of spaces for other BITC members. It is designed to benefit people working in HR and D&I who are responsible for data collection for diversity and inclusion.

About peer learning forums

BITC’s peer learning forums provide a confidential environment to discuss common issues, good practice and solutions. There will be an emphasis on discussion and sharing experiences.

Contact details and further information

For more information, contact Ellie Jefford, Events Coordinator at BITC or BITC’s events team.

Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.

Following government advice on social distancing, all BITC events over the coming months will be delivered remotely via digital technology.

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