Diversity Management

Instructions

The questionnaire will take approximately 25 minutes to complete.

1.       When responding to the questions, think of your organisation's practices/actions as a whole.

2.       Please indicate your response to each question by selecting one of the provided responses which ranges from (1) strongly disagree to (5) strongly agree. Please answer all the questions and ensure that they are your honest responses since it will determine the validity of the research study. Select the don’t know option with reluctance.

*adapated from University of Stellenbosch study in 2012

The following statements are with regards to how your company is leading diversity management in society. Indicate whether your company reveals the following: *

Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
Influences perceptions of diversity in broader society.
Conducts upliftment projects in less-privileged communities.
Takes responsibility to address inequalities in society.
Takes leadership in diversity initiatives.
Promotes a company brand as diversity supportive.
Publicly demonstrates commitment to diversity
Raises awareness of inequality in the workplace.
Takes a stand on supporting diversity
Stands up against inequality.

The following statements are with regards to whether your company capitalises on diversity. Indicate whether your company reveals the following: *

Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
Strategises how to use strengths of diverse employees.
Purposefully assemble diverse employees into decision-making/problem-solving groups.
Capitalises on employee diversity to serve unique market segments.
Assembles work teams to capitalise on strenghts of diversity.
Uses diverse employee insights to improve marketing efforts
Use diverse employees as a resource for learning.
Our diversity has given us the edge in our market.
We try to use diversity to our advantage.

The following statements are with regards to whether your company implements transformation in a sustainable way. Indicate whether your company reveals the following: *

Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
Balance job requirements, numerical targets and organisational needs in selection decisions.
Considers both diversity and productivity in people-related decisions.
We play the (quota) numbers game in this firm.
Compromise too much about standards when doing affirmative action.
Try to enhance both diversity and productivity in people decisions.
Also focus on employees' performance, despite their diversity status.
In this company, your demographic group matters more than how good you are.

The following statements are with regards to the fairness of employment practices in your company. Indicate whether your company reveals the following: *

Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
Monitors recruiting, hiring, promotion and compensation systems for Employment Equity legislation compliance.
Ensures that selection measures are not potentially unfairly discriminatory
Uses exclusively job-relevant criteria in personnel decisions
Examines remuneration policy and practices to identify and correct unfair discrimination.
Pays the same for doing the same work.
Monitors unfair discrimination in policies and practices.
Has equitable systems for recognition, acknowledgement and reward.
Ensures equitable notification of all job openings.
Ensure that advertisements of positions are accessible to designated groups.
Addresses and eradicates stereotypes and prejudices.
Designed the workplace to be accessible to disabled individuals.

The following statements are with regards to how your company integrates diversity management into the organisational system. Indicate whether your company reveals the following: *

Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
Has a written policy to protect "whistle-blowers" of inappropriate behaviour.
Has a diversity mission, and diversity goals, strategies and schedule.
Has an established grievance procedure to deal with diversity related concerns
Has a diversity committee/council that oversees the diversity management (DM) process.
Uses human resource (HR) practices that encourage equal opportunity.
Standardises assessment procedures to remove subjectivity in personnel decisions.
Articulates ‘zero tolerance’ of harassment and discrimination.

The following statements are with regards to measuring diversity management in your company. Indicate whether your company reveals the following: *

Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
Regularly measures progress on diversity management goals.
Annually assesses diversity climate through attitude surveys.
Measures the impact of diversity management initiatives/programmes.
Uses measurable criteria to evaluate success in managing diversity.
Uses a formal system to monitor the progress for accomplishing diversity goals
Incorporates diversity measurement into the strategic management process (e.g., balanced scorecard)
Monitors the performance of diversity related appointments.
Measures diversity competency of employees
Continually monitors progress of diversity management goals.
Measures, evaluates and monitors diversity management progress and performance.
Established a formal plan for measuring success in terms of diversity management

The following statements are with regards to implementing diversity management through change management processes. Indicate whether your company reveals the following: *

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Informs employees of forthcoming diversity management initiatives
Keeps employees informed about diversity management initiatives.
Frequently communicates to employees on diversity management progress.
Clearly communicates diversity management vision to all employees.
Clearly explains the importance of diversity management to all employees
Explains the positive outcomes of diversity management strategy to employees.
Clearly explained the diversity management strategy and reasoning behind it to all employees.
Appoints champions of diversity management change who act as employee representatives
Addresses employee fears which accompanies diversity management.
Implements diversity management through the change management process

The following statements are with regards to the authenticity of diversity management in your company. Indicate whether your company reveals the following: *

Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
Managers support the diversity management vision through words and deeds.
Consistently do what they communicate in terms of diversity management.
Is transparent in the processes and strategies that it uses for diversity management.
Is consistent in its diversity management strategy.
Demonstrates commitment to diversity in word and action.
Verbal support to diversity is congruent with revealed actions.
Authentically supports diversity
Informs employees about both the potential positive and negative outcomes of diversity management.
Truthfully present the actual progress to diversity management goals.
Gives feedback about diversity initiatives

The following statements are with regards to affirmative development in your company. Indicate whether your company reveals the following: *

Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
Supports affirmative action appointments with human resource development (HRD) initiatives.
Has a mentoring programme for designated groups
Provides shadowing opportunities to promising employees.
Provides a wide range of training courses for designated groups.
Offers remedial education in reading, writing, or arithmetic.
Early identifies high potential talent among designated groups.
Supports promising learners from designated groups.

The following statements are with regards to diversity education, training and development in your company. Indicate whether your company reveals the following: *

Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
Conducts diversity sensitivity training
Provides on-going education on diversity issues
Trains managers on how to manage a diverse team
Provides workshops or seminars on managing a diverse workforce to managers
Includes relevant issues of diversity in diversity training.
Gives managers skills to better deal with diverse employees.
Develops diversity knowledge, skills and abilities in employees.
Educate employees on diverse employee circumstances and backgrounds
Facilitates improved inter-personal behaviour between diversity groups.
Invests sufficient time and resources in diversity management education, training and development.

The following statements are with regards to the promotion of inclusiveness in your company. Indicate whether your company reveals the following: *

Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
Creates awareness of diversity issues in the organisation
Encourages the appreciation of differences in the firm.
Shows an awareness of diversity concerns of all diverse groups.
Supplies information in a manner and format that are accessible to all employees
Facilitate employee-socialisation.
Consults employees on ways of implementing diversity management.
Provide diversity awareness training to all employees.
Facilitate discussions on diverse employee values and needs.
Promotes the value and appreciation of diversity amongst employees.

The following statements are with regards to your perceptions of the advancement opportunities within your company. Indicate whether you agree with the following statements about your company: *

Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
Every employee can be promoted if they are motivated, qualified and work hard
The organisation provides sufficient opportunities for all employees to develop so that they may advance within the organisation.
Employees who deserve promotion usually get them.
It is not who you know or how you look that gets you promoted, but what you know and how you perform that gets you promoted
There is equal access to advancement opportunities for all employees
The policies and practices of this company ensure all employees – regardless of their gender, racial origin, or physical abilities – have an equal chance for advancement.

The following statements are with regards to your perceptions of the power distribution within your company. Indicate whether you agree with the following statements about your company: *

Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
All diversity groups have equal influence over decisions about ways to improve productivity.
All diversity groups have equal influence over decisions about ways to improve quality of work environment
All diversity groups have equal influence over decisions about ways to improve quality of product or service.
Power is shared amongst diversity groups
Diversity groups have equal authority or power in the organisation.

The following statements are with regards to your perceptions of the inclusiveness of your company's climate. Indicate whether you agree with the following statements about your company : *

Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly Agree
Employees are respected in the organisation.
The company values differences in its employees.
Different opinions are appreciated and considered as legitimate
Employees are not scared that they will be embarrassed, rejected or punished if they speak up.
All employees feel welcome in the organisation
All employees feel that they are part of the organisation.
Everyone is encouraged to make a unique and meaningful contribution.
The company has a culture of openness and listening to diverse views of employees
The perspectives of all kinds of people are respected.

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What industry does your company belong to? *

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