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The purpose of a Diversity Audit

Organisations should be striving to create a productive environment in which all employees are utilized and in which all organisational goals can be met. The purpose of the Diversity Audit is thus to ascertain whether such an environment has been created and, if not, the best was for an organisation to do so.

Mandate Molefi’s methodology is consultative in nature and based on the following core principles:
  • Joint ownership of the process between Mandate Molefi and the client
  • Self-administered questionnaires to be made available in both electronic (for those with access to Internet) and hard copy format (if necessary)
  • Documentary review to match perceptions with facts
  • Communication of Mandate Molefi’s results to all employees without alteration of content
  • Upholding the principles of confidentiality at all times: questionnaires to go directly to Mandate Molefi for analysis
  • Facilitated sessions for lower level employees where necessary
  • Benchmark available with the 32 organisations that Mandate Molefi has conducted similar surveys with over the past 18 months
  • Results will be computerised and data will be subjected to rigorous statistical analysis:
    • Item analysis
    • Inter-correlation matrix
    • Identification of correlation between variables influencing perceptions (viz. section, department, race, gender, length of service, job level, language, age, etc.)
    • Average for each question as well as the distribution of scores on the 5-point Likert scale
    • Cronbach Alpha reliability index with standard error of measurement