Employers Survey on Diversity™
For the past 11 years, the Commission on Economic Inclusion’s annual Employers Survey on Diversity™, has provided contextual information on the status of economic diversity and inclusion efforts within the Northeast Ohio employer community. The survey serves to: (1) provide individual organizations with a tool for examining their own diversity and inclusion efforts; and (2) offer insights about the overall diversity management and inclusion practices of Commission member organizations. Survey participants receive individual scorecards, based on survey comparative data.
The 100 Commission members (48 for profits and 52 nonprofits) that participated in the 2011 survey represent about 174,000 employees in Northeast Ohio and about 806,000 employees in total. (Last year, 97 members—with about 181,000 employees in the region and 560,000 employers in total—completed the survey. )
For more information, please e-mail Deborah Bridwell, the GCP's senior director of inclusion initiatives, or call (216) 592-2345.
The Commission's Best-in-Class winners in board, senior management, workforce and supplier diversity are selected based on the results of the survey and follow-up interviews with Commission staff.
Members of the Commission 50 are recognized annually for progress in creating, enhancing and sustaining their diversity and inclusion strategies. This recognition is based on their responses to the annual Employers Survey on Diversity™.
Their scores are tabulated based on the survey’s four metrics: board senior management, workforce and supplier diversity. The organizations are ranked by each of the four metrics, and the rankings are combined to produce a final score. The 50 Commission-member organizations (25 for profit, 25 nonprofit/government) with the highest combined scores receive this distinguished designation.
The Commission on Economic Inclusion’s annual Employers Survey on Diversity™ has provided contextual information on the status of economic diversity and inclusion efforts in our region for nine years. The survey serves two purposes: (1) to provide individual organizations with a tool for examining their own diversity and inclusion efforts; and (2) to offer insights about the overall diversity management and inclusion practices of the Commission member organizations.
Click here to read the 2011 survey's Executive Summary.
Northeast Ohio is the only region in the country to accumulate and report economic inclusion data in an annual survey. In 2010, 97 Commission members (47 for-profits and 50 nonprofit) participated in the survey. These companies and organizations represent about 181,000 employees in Northeast Ohio and almost 560,000 employees in total. Ninety-five members participated in the survey in both 2009 and 2010. The survey incorporates comparisons on an industry sector and total participant basis.