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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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Americans aged 25-34 have the second highest rate of bankruptcy (just after those aged 35 to 44), indicating that Gen-Xers were more likely to file for bankruptcy than were young baby boomers at the same age.
Source: "Generation Broke: The Growth of Debt among Young Americans."
The average young-adult household spends almost one quarter of every dollar earned on debt payments.
Source: "Generation Broke: The Growth of Debt among Young Americans."
The annual unemployment rate in 2012 for Management, Professionals, and Related Occupations was 4.1%.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Nearly two-thirds of the 5.4 million legal immigrants from Mexico who are eligible to become citizens of the US have not yet taken that step. Their naturalization rate-36%-is only half that of legal immigrants from all other countries combined.
Source: Pew Research Center
The overall U.S. birth rate declined 8% from 2007 to 2010. The birth rate for U.S.-born women decreased 6% during these years, but the birth rate for foreign-born women plunged 14%-more than it had declined over the entire 1990-2007 period.1 The birth rate for Mexican immigrant women fell even more, by 23%.
Source: Pew Research Center
Three-quarters of retirees said they worked longer than they would have otherwise to maintain access to their employer healthcare plan. The Affordable Care Act does include provisions aimed at reining in prices by limiting the amount insurers can charge older Americans to 3 times what they charge younger subscribers.
Source: The Washington Post
Only four in ten third-graders in the District of Columbia can read proficiently, and only about four out of ten young adults in the District have a full-time job.
Source: Raise D.C.
In 1779, before his time as president, Thomas Jefferson proposed a law to castrate gay men and to destroy the nose cartilage of gay women.
Source: Washington Lawyer
Pennsylvania was the first state to repeal the death penalty for sodomy in 1786.
Source: Washington Lawyer
In 1924 the Society for Human Rights in Chicago became the country's first gay rights organization. Other organizations such as the Mattachine Society and the daughters of Bilitis, were formed decades later.
Source: Washington Lawyer
In 1962 Illinois became the first state to decriminalize homosexual acts done in private between consenting adults.
Source: Washington Lawyer
The nationalities with the highest rates of nationalization in the US - about75% - are Vietnamese, Russian, Filipino, Korean, Laotian, and Cuban.
Source: The Pew Research Center
To become a citizen of the US, a legal permanent resident must be at least 18 years; have lived in the US continuously for 5 years; be able to speak, read, write, and understand basic English; pass a background check; demonstrate knowledge of US history and government; swear allegiance to the US; and pay the $680 application fee.
Source: The Washington Post
The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn., metropolitan area, near New York City, had the highest percentage (17.9%) of households with at least $191,469 in income. At the other end of the spectrum are two metro areas named Danville -- in Virginia and Illinois -- each with 1.1% of households having such high income.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
National Women's History Month dates back to March 8, 1857, when women in NYC factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women's Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn't until 1981 that Congress established National Women's History Week, celebrated the 2nd week of March. In 1987, the week was expanded to a month.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Americans aged 25-34 have the second highest rate of bankruptcy (just after those aged 35 to 44), indicating that Gen-Xers were more likely to file for bankruptcy than were young baby boomers at the same age.
Source: "Generation Broke: The Growth of Debt among Young Americans."
The average young-adult household spends almost one quarter of every dollar earned on debt payments.
Source: "Generation Broke: The Growth of Debt among Young Americans."
The annual unemployment rate in 2012 for Management, Professionals, and Related Occupations was 4.1%.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
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