Demographic Diversity Management Policies, Practices, and Metrics Used in Private Sector Organizations: External Initiatives [open pdf - 515KB]
"This is the first of two issue papers (IPs) that describe the policies, programs, and practices used by private-sector organizations to manage diversity and the metrics used to gauge their effectiveness. This IP identifies and describes a subset of such activities that are externally oriented (i.e., directed outside the organization). Among these are efforts to recruit demographically diverse talent, increase the demographic diversity of suppliers, and improve the well-being of members of minority communities through outreach and community involvement. A variety of metrics are used to assess the effectiveness of these initiatives. These include objective measures (e.g., percentages of minorities hired) and subjective measures relayed in rating scales (e.g., those that measure organizational reputation). Survey findings reveal that 49--63 percent of the American workforce believes these practices to be very important or extremely important."
Military Leadership Diversity Commission Issue Paper No. 48
Department of Defense Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity: http://diversity.defense.gov/