Moving the Dial – WorkPlace Culture Survey

Employee voice has never been more important. Listening to your employees and taking action is even more important.

Learn more about our workplace culture survey.

82% of female and 74% of male millennials1 consider diversity and inclusion when deciding which company to work for, so listening to the experience of your employees and acting on their suggestions has never been more vital.

With ED&I becoming an ever bigger focus and consideration for employees, it is vital that organisations understand their culture and employee experience. With 69%2 of job seekers choosing to avoid or not take a job with a company with a bad reputation, it is ever more important to ensure that employees are listened to and their concerns are actioned.

The Moving the Dial survey, exclusive to Skills 4, enables our delegates to provide their views about the culture where they work. The resulting workplace culture report covers eight categories known to affect the retention and progression of diverse talent. As engineering and STEM sector specialists, we are in the unique position to be able to provide benchmarking data with similar organisations.
Our Moving the Dial report provides benchmarking data, employee observations, an executive summary and more. For more information and to see an example of report, please get in touch with us directly.

Why is our Moving the Dial survey important?

ED&I is a vital part of the workplace landscape and having a workplace culture where ED&I is entrenched results in positive organisational outcomes:

  • Companies in the top quartile for gender diversity are 21% more likely to achieve above average profit for their industry3.
  • Companies in the top quartile for ethnic diversity are 33% more likely to achieve higher profits, rising to 43% with ethnically diverse boards3.
  • Above average diversity in management leads to increased innovation revenue4.


Attracting, retaining, and progressing diverse talent has never been more vital. Our Moving the Dial report demonstrates where your organisation needs to focus its attention.

  • Women make up 16.5% of engineering employees5.
  • Minority ethnic workers make up 13% of engineering employees5.
  • 29% of LGBTQ+ people have decided against a career in STEM due to discrimination worries6.
  • Minority ethnic men are 28% less likely to work in STEM6.
  • Only 21.7% of A-Level physics students are female6.

These statistics show that the STEM workforce is missing out an a significant untapped area of potential diverse talent. It is therefore even more important that organisations recognise the barriers to attraction, retention, and progression of existing and potential employees.

Our Moving the Dial survey explores these perceived barriers and gives organisations the opportunity to be the change and lead the way in the world of ED&I in the STEM industry.

  1. PWC, Next Generation Diversity 2019 (10,105 male and female respondent from 75 countries).
  2. Why Does Your Company’s Reputation Matter?
  3. McKinsey Delivering Through Diversity Report, 2018.
  4. Rocio Lorenzo BCG, How Diverse Teams Boost Innovation.
  5. Engineering UK, Trends in the Engineering Workforce 2022.
  6. The Faraday Institution, Education Skills.

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