Calibrate is pleased to provide the results of the 2022 Calibrate ID research program, which benchmarks Diversity, Equity and Inclusion metrics among business services professionals at major law firms.
Calibrate ID helps firms evaluate their current rate of diversity (defined in terms of gender, race, LGBTQ+, disability, and military service) and then use that data to fuel firmwide upgrades for maximum inclusivity. The data-based insights firms can uncover by participating in Calibrate ID empowers them to create a universally inclusive culture – one that understands, appreciates and celebrates all its workforce – lawyers and business services professionals alike.
The 2022 research covered more than 2,500 business services positions – covering such disciplines as HR, Finance, Legal Operations, IT, Marketing and HR – at six law firms. Each participating firm received a customized report benchmarking their business services teams against the total population.
Key benefits participating firms can expect are…
- Gain a clear and factual understanding of the current state of diversity in their business services roles, documented in an individual firm report.
- Benchmark the diversity of their business services professionals to other firm participants.
- Lay the foundation of inclusion to unlock the value of diversity within the life cycle of recruiting, promotion and retention of business services employees.
- Participate in a consortium of solution-oriented law firms to solve for results.
Highlights of the 2022 research findings included….
- Gender: Women are 23% less likely to hold Executive positions.
- Race: 15% of those in C-Suite/executive leadership positions across all departments are people of color.
- LGBTQ+: Men represent only 25% of all respondents, but represent 45% of those who identify as LGBTQ+.
- Disability: The percentage of people who identify as having a disability doubled from 1% to 2% between 2021 and 2022.
- Military Service: Less than 1% of employees above the Manager level identify as Veterans.
- Age: Younger age groups are more diverse across ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability status.