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To supplement evidence submitted by employers, Stonewall seeks feedback directly from the entrants’ employees. By entering a unique three-digit code and completing a short questionnaire, employees of participating organisations help Stonewall gain a full picture of the state of equality in their workplaces.

Stonewall asks all employers submitting to the Workplace Equality Index to invite their staff to fill in a questionnaire giving feedback directly to Stonewall on their experiences working in that organisation. The feedback is worth five per cent of the overall marks in the assessment. 

To do this, we ask that you promote the online questionnaire to all your staff. To participate, you will need to distribute the link to the questionnaire: www.stonewall.org.uk/wei2015/survey along with your organisation's unique three digit code. If you are unsure of your organisation’s code, please contact workplace@stonewall.org.uk or call the workplace team on 0207 593 1868.

Feedback submitted online will go directly to Stonewall and is completely anonymous. If you would like to distribute a paper copy for staff without access to the internet, you can download the questionnaire here.

Submissions to the Staff Feedback Questionnaire must be completed by 5pm on 15 November 2014.

For the first time, this year the questionnaire is open to straight/heterosexual as well as lesbian, gay and bisexual staff. In order to include any staff who are not ‘out’ within the organisation or are not members of an employee network group, we encourage organisations to advertise the questionnaire to all staff.

Below is a template for promoting the questionnaire to staff - please feel free to adapt it to suit your organisation’s in-house communications style as appropriate.

[Organisation] is taking part in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, a tool we use to evaluate our initiatives to promote a better working environment for lesbian, gay and bisexual employees.

As part of this exercise, Stonewall would like to hear from our employees on their experiences in the workplace. The information you provide is entirely anonymous and will go to Stonewall's Workplace team, not to [Organisation]. Once the feedback is collected and analysed, only average scores will be shared with [Organisation].

To participate, please click on the link below and type in the following three digit code which is unique to [Organisation]. The deadline for responses is at 5pm on 15 November 2014.

Link: www.stonewall.org.uk/wei2015/survey

Three digit code: [Organisation’s code]

For more information about Stonewall’s work and the Diversity Champions programme, please visit www.stonewall.org.uk/at_work

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