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Metrics for Success:

Measurement in Diversity Initiatives

Table of Contents

Introduction

Business Case for Diversity In Corporate Law Departments
Benefits of Measurement in Diversity Initiatives
The Role of Diversity Metrics
Metrics for Success: Measurement In Law Department Diversity Initiatives

Diversity Metrics and Reverse Discrimination – Crash Course or Avoidable Collision?

Dodging the Pitfalls By Reducing Liability
Accountability & Discovery in Diversity Metrics
Do Metrics Lead to Reverse Discrimination Lawsuits?
Arguments Against Reverse Discrimination
How Metrics and Affirmative Action/ EEO Reporting Differ

Setting the Stage

Developing a Diversity Measurement Mindset
A Causal Model for Understanding a Diversity Management Climate
What is Organizational Climate and Diversity Climate?
Why is Diversity Climate Important?
Building a Diversity Analysis Process

A Diversity Measurement Roadmap

Compliance Metrics

Building a Compliance Matrix
Compliance Level Definition
Building a Compliance Level Index
Advanced Methods: the Family of Measures
How To Construct a Family of Measures Matrix
Using a Compliance Scorecard Index

Diversity Metrics

Moving from Compliance to Diversity
Building A Diversity Metrics Index
Diversity Level Definition
Building a Diversity Level Index
Sample Measures to Drive the Diversity Level Index
Creating a Diversity Level Scorecard Index
Using a Diversity Scorecard Index

Inclusion Metrics

Moving from Diversity to Inclusion
Building An Inclusion Metrics Index
Building an Inclusion Level Index
Sample Measures to Drive the Inclusion Level Index
Creating an Inclusion Level Scorecard Index
Using an Inclusion Level Scorecard Index

Maintaining and Enhancing Your Diversity Advantage

Building Centers of Excellence
Incorporating Metrics Into Current or Future Diversity Plans

Measuring Diversity: Success Story At Pitney Bowes

Appendices

  1. Discussion & Analysis of Legal Pitfalls of Diversity Metrics
  2. Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc.
  3. Reginald E Jones, Esquire

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