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Tools to help you define clear metrics you can learn and grow from.

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How can DEI leaders can drive change in their workplace

Everyone’s experience at work is subjective. In order to create a culture where everyone can thrive, you need to understand their lived reality. DEI surveys help you get clarity in a field that can sometimes feel nebulous, and the resources on this page will help you use them with confidence.

In DEI, metrics matter

DEI is often treated as a “soft field” that can’t be measured. It isn’t. Collecting DEI feedback gives you data that can help you:

  • Understand culture problems before they reach a boiling point
  • Track the impact of new programs on employee experience
  • Build a case to leadership for investment in new programs
  • Design more effective programs

Top things you should be measuring

Asking for feedback is the first step in understanding employees’ lived experience and showing them you care. Asking is the first step to understanding:

  • Inclusion and belonging
  • Perceptions of fairness in compensation, promotions, and access to leadership
  • Company culture as experienced by different groups
  • Access to growth opportunities

Our sample survey templates make it easy for you to start collecting feedback in just minutes. Explore hundreds of questions across different survey types, all designed to get you accurate results you can rely on.

Diversity

Get a sense of your current representation, beyond gender identity and race.

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Inclusion and belonging

Designed by experts at DEI firm Paradigm, this survey gives extensive insights.

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Gender in the workplace

A deep dive on equity, designed to reveal gaps in your workplace.

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Mentorship and advocacy

Learn whether employees have mentors and identify opportunities.

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Pay gap perception

Discover if your employees think their compensation is equitable.

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Entry interview

Enable a bespoke employee experience for everyone you onboard.

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Why choose SurveyMonkey?

SurveyMonkey is not only easy to use, it’s the world’s leading survey platform and powerful enough to help you measure what matters.

Features to help you accomplish goals

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Employee needs and experiences are constantly changing. Our features can help you pivot when you need to.

Integrations that make work easier

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Integrate your survey data with the apps you use every day

Or, find new ways to reach your customers, employees, and peers.

Our most popular integrations are:

  • Use Zapier to automatically link survey responses to popular messaging platforms/workflows
  • Visualize findings with interactive dashboards in Tableau
  • Integrate with Eventbrite to survey attendees for public-facing event

Support for when you need it

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Get the support that your team needs to launch feedback programs with ease

Here’s how SurveyMonkey can help:

  • We have an amazing support team - filled with product experts that help you leverage the right features to get the results you’re looking for
  • Support the way you want it - with phone, email, and live chat options for getting in touch
  • Tutorials and video demos, available within our robust Help Center for those that want to explore on their own

DEI professionals are among SurveyMonkey users from world-class brands

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Advice from DEI leaders

Here are some common mistakes and best practices on how to avoid them.

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Common mistakes

​​Looking for ways to improve your DEI program? Here are some things you can avoid:

Sending long surveys that try to get as much information as possible—which result in fewer people responding.

Not including anonymous options for sensitive topics that employees might hesitate to answer honestly.

Focusing too heavily on overall diversity numbers rather than examining equity and inclusion equally.

Weighting every culture issue equally, and focusing on the most common, instead of the most important.

Making drastic decisions based on too small a sample size (use our sample size calculator for correct estimates).

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Best practices

Want to know DEI leaders suggest? Check out these tips:

Send short surveys on a regular cadence to get more responses and track trends over time.

Keep an eye on differences in how various groups experience your workplace.

Use inclusive language and gender options, and accessible design throughout the feedback cycle.

Collecting both positive feedback and areas for growth.

Use feedback to inform new initiatives rather than only asking for feedback afterward (e.g. collecting interest for possible new perks or resources, choosing guest speakers, organizing mentorship programs).

Resources that DEI professionals find helpful

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Ultimate Guides

A guide for measuring DEI and addressing common issues.

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Resources

Learn how we use our budget to pursue vendor diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Research

Adam Grant’s concept of a tailored employee experience.

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