In 2015 RICS launched the Inclusive Employer Quality Mark (IEQM) as a response to the sector being behind other professions in moving towards a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
183 companies (of all sizes) have since signed up to the IEQM, representing a workforce of over 300,000.
Following feedback provided by professionals and firms across the sector, we have revised the IEQM to ensure that this is a worthwhile quality mark that carries both esteem and value for signatories.
RICS has been committed to raising the awareness of surveying and the ambition for the profession to be more diverse, however, this is only possible if a more inclusive culture exists, there must be a measurement of this specifically to determine how inclusive an organisation is.
The Inclusive Employer Quality Mark is due to relaunch in the second half of 2019.
You will be contacted by a member of the RICS Diversity and Inclusion team with further instructions regarding completion of the self-assessment survey. Your organisation will receive a report detailing the scores that you have achieved, with an analysis of performance indicating where you could share or benefit from best practice.