Measure What Counts! Metrics for Successful Diversity and Inclusion

Metrics matter! Without measurements, there is simply no way to know if diversity and inclusion efforts are succeeding.
— By Joseph Warren

The value of diversity and inclusion (D&I) is measurable. Year-over-year tracking and measurement of key talent initiatives is needed to initiate change and continue making progress. Without metrics, there is really no way to know if Canada's diverse employees continue to be excluded from delivering their highest performance level (or any performance level).

Metrics also help organizations avoid stalling or slipping backwards as they strive to develop truly inclusive organizations. Finally, measuring results of initiatives provides the proof or business case for D&I, something traditional leaders need to support the initiatives.

Searching for the Whole Story
Metrics serve a lot of purposes, if they are carefully developed for meaningfulness. Common diversity metrics include turnov...

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