What is the GDIB Model?
According to the 2016 Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks report:
We believe the 14 categories, organized into four groups, cover the important elements
that need to be addressed to create a world-class Diversity & Inclusion initiative.
Each category is divided into five levels, with the benchmarks at Level 5 considered
best practice. Most organizations will need to address all the Foundation and
Bridging Categories. Organizations may be more selective about which of the
Internal and External Categories to address. Addressing all 14 categories is the
most comprehensive and systemic approach.
Foundation Categories – considered to be the foundation to building a D&I Initiative.
Internal Categories – help to strengthen how the organization operates and how the effectiveness of people is increased.
Category 4. Recruitment, Retention, Development, and Advancement
Category 5. Benefits, Work-Life, and Flexibility
Category 6. Job Design, Classification, and Compensation
Category 7. D&I Training and Education
Bridging Categories – bridge foundational work with the internal and external focus of D&I in the organization.
External Categories – how the organization offers its products and services and interacts with its customers and other stakeholders.
From Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World © 2016 Julie O’Mara and Alan Richter. Used with permission. All Rights Reserved.