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Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know about the IEQM

  • There is no fee or cost associated with becoming a signatory.

  • The Mark is voluntary, with a bi-annual self-assessment. When a firm signs up to the scheme it means they are:

    • committed to improving inclusivity according to the four key principles
    • committed to monitoring performance: by completing a bi-annual self-assessment which means gathering specific inclusivity data and submitting it to RICS
  • Each year, the property and construction profession welcomes and loses over 400,000 employees – a skills gap significant enough to threaten the future viability of our industry and communities. With shifting employee needs, expectations and demographics, along with a competitive war for talent, it is now more important than ever that we focus on attracting, engaging and retaining the talent mix that will make our future a reality.

  • Your logo will go on the website for others to see, and you will be contacted over the next six months as a sounding board while the assessment tool and online resource are developed.

    You may also be asked to put forward someone in your organisation who is happy to be interviewed on the work of your firm, and how you're tackling the issues of inclusivity.

  • Signatories will be asked to complete a bi-annual self-assessment return.

  • No – while both large and small firms will sign up to uphold the four principles, the assessment criteria will  be size appropriate, so there will be two different sets of questions.

  • Yes – we are developing an online support resource which will point you toward training that is done by RICS or other suppliers. In addition, you can learn from peers across the sector who will be sharing their case studies and best practice.

  • Yes, we have a suite of options that cover the four principles.

    Find out more on our Training and Events page