About the Learning Elite Award

What is the DVI?

The Diversity Value Index, or DVI, was created by Human Capital Media in 2012 to assess the real impact of diversity on organizational transformation and business outcomes. Designed to educate professionals about the bottom-line impact of diversity, advise with best practices and innovations from the D&I function and inspire organizations to move beyond the concept of diversity as a bio-demographic function alone, the DVI provides a deeper understanding of the significance of the diversity and inclusion function.

In 2017, we are combining the DVI with our new custom analytics service, Talent Tracker.

Talent Tracker integrates data from the U.S. Census, National Science Foundation, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other public sources to provide data-based insights about the labor market. Using Talent Tracker, we will create a more complete and data-driven picture of the current diversity mixture of the U.S. labor pool.

How does the DVI work?

The Diversity Value Index Survey will serve as the basis of the new DVI. Participant input provides broader understanding of the value of diversity and unique and innovative solutions and ideas for business. Talent Tracker data will give broader demographic understanding.

Specific and measurable organizational practices are key to understanding the changes in organizational diversity. Continuing to assess the impact of diversity on organizational transformation and business outcomes is important, and we would like to continue improving the information we share. By examining data from both public and private sources, we hope to gain a more robust picture than ever before of D&I achievements and outcomes. This new approach to the DVI can improve best practices in diversity by considering the available talent pool in conjunction with the endeavors of participating organizations.

The transition to a free survey will help lower the barrier of participation in the program and allow for a wider organizational variance in participation. Participants will receive participation badges and recognition on our website. Our aim is to gain better understanding of the current condition of diversity and inclusion, where improvements might be made and to more quickly provide participants with a valuable asset for self-assessment.

Whitepapers for download

2017 DVI Benchmarking Report

Are there any materials that I can purchase?

To purchase the 2017 DVI Benchmarking Report: click here

To download the 2017 DVI Executive Summary: click here

To download the 2017 DVI Survey Worksheet: click here

Learning Elite Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

In 2017, we are combining the DVI with our new custom analytics service, Talent Tracker, which integrates data from the U.S. Census, National Science Foundation, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other public sources. By examining data from both public and private sources, we hope to gain a more robust picture than ever before of D&I achievements and outcomes.
Send all questions to Grey Litaker of HCM Research and Advisory Services: glitaker@humancapitalmedia.com.
The DVI is open to all for-profit, nonprofit, government or academic organizations, regardless of size, location or industry.
There is no cost to participate in the DVI.
Organizational data will be reported in aggregate in the “2017 Diversity Value Index Benchmarking Report.” The Research and Advisory Group will also use the data to generate a custom data summary delivered to all participating organizations shortly after the survey closes. In addition, your organization’s name will appear in the report and on the Workforce and DVI websites as a participant.
All participants receive the following:

  • Benchmarking asset based on survey results.
  • Discount on the DVI benchmarking report.
  • Participation badges for use in print and social media.
  • Recognition on the DVI and Workforce magazine website.

The 2017 Diversity Value Index Benchmarking Report contains the following:

  • Short overview and history of the DVI program.
  • Demographic information on participating DVI organizations, including size, industry and D&I function type.
  • Comprehensive list of best and unique practices used in the D&I field.
  • Comprehensive analysis of the changing diversity mixture of the U.S. labor pool.
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