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D&I Benchmarking Resources

D&I Benchmarking Resources

We invite all of our member companies to join us on this journey to help our industry better represent the world we live in, and to create spaces where each individual feels comfortable bringing their whole self to work.

In this section you’ll find resources to support our member organizations with Measuring Diversity.

You can now measure your Organization’s Diversity and help us collectively measure industry-wide diversity!

HR Tech Group is gathering data on the representation of underrepresented groups within tech to establish a baseline of the current representation of women, indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, visible minorities and individuals who identify as LGBTQ/2S.

This data will allow us to measure year-over-year industry-wide progress.

In order to achieve this, we are asking you, our members, to collect diversity data from your employees and submit this demographic data with your annual salary survey submission.

Doing this will also provide your organization with valuable data on your diversity!


Would you like to help us improve diversity best practices?

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To help you introduce this D&I initiative to your organization and engage your employees in the process, we have developed a series of tools for you to leverage:

  • Questionnaire for Employees – Download here
  • Manager Communication – Download here
  • Employee Announcement – Download here
  • Employee FAQ’s – Download here
  • Promote your initiative with the following video – Watch it here


HR Tech Group, in partnership with Mercer, introduced this benchmarking initiative in January 2020, to measure D&I data for member companies. For an overview of the initiative and to learn more about supporting employees in implementing diversity and inclusion you can view the Recorded Webinar here.

In this webinar, the Mercer consulting team and HR Tech Group provide an overview of the benchmarking initiative, timelines, process and resources and answer questions. We recommend watching the recording if you missed the webinar. 

Important Notes for Collecting, Storing and Submitting Benchmark Data:

  • Each company needs to put the questionnaire into a survey format (electronic or paper) and collect and store the data for their employees. It is your data.
  • Responses cannot be anonymous if your organization plans to track progress. Each company needs to store the responses as confidential employee data.
  • Companies should encourage all employees to complete the survey, even if the employee does not identify with any of these groups. No response does not equal “white straight male”. It equals no data.
  • In order to benchmark organizational diversity on an on-going basis, companies can also ask their new hires to self-report during the on-boarding process. They could also consider an annual note to all employees, encouraging those who haven’t reported to report, or those who feel they self-identify differently to re-report so their data can be updated.
  • Timing and process for submitting data - Mercer collects diversity data from participating companies as part of the HR Tech Group Salary Survey submissions each April/May. Mercer will analyze the data and in September, the annual industry-wide findings will be reported in an Industry Benchmarking Report. 
  • HR Tech Group does not receive company or individual data. The data is submitted directly and confidentially to the Mercer survey team.