The Women Career Index lets numbers speak for themselves.
As a measuring instrument, FKi documents the development of employees through the different career levels and shows individual strengths and weaknesses of the company. On the basis of the FKi analyses, measures taken so far to create more permeability for diversity can be checked for their effectiveness and focused recommendations for implementation can be derived.
The index model
The index provides you as a decision-maker with reliable KPI figures and supports objective and fact-based discussion within the company and among the public.
How exactly are index and sub-indices calculated?
The companies receive an extensive catalogue of questions. For each sub-index there are different clusters of questions on the structure of employees and management, on personnel development, on communication on equality issues, and on goals and measures. Points are awarded for achievements, goals, activities and measures.
Index values between O and 100 are possible, whereby 100 represents the best possible index value. The questionnaire is usually completed by the personnel managers. It is designed in such a way that topics are illuminated in a variety of ways. Therefore, it is often not necessary to answer each individual question to obtain sufficient information and evaluation material.
On which scientific basis is the methodology based?
Together with social and economic scientists from DIW and TU Berlin, the FKi analyzed and evaluated theoretical and empirical studies on the career advancement of women in companies worldwide. In addition, numerous interviews were conducted with personnel directors or personnel officers in various companies. In a second step, the various statistical methods were screened and it was discussed to what extent they could be used in such a sophisticated set of instruments. On the basis of these preliminary studies and with the help of a pretest, the actual set of instruments was then developed in several stages over two years (2012-2014).
The FKi was developed in cooperation with
Dr. Joachim Scharioth, managing partner of JoScha Kulturprojekte gGmbH and since 1969 active in applied research, the development of empirically based strategies for companies and public bodies with a focus on technology and society. He was managing director of TNS and is the developer of the TRI:M Index and author of scientific books and articles on index development and corporate governance.
Mr. Uwe Braun and Prof. Dr. Stefan Tuschl, founders of the komma research and consulting company, whose main focus is, in addition to classical market research, consulting and implementation of sophisticated statistical analyses and modelling.
What recommendations for action can be derived from the results?
The index model first allows the company to make an individual analysis of its internal situation regarding its efforts to bring more women into leadership. Progress and developments can be derived from repeated participation in the FKi.
In the course of its investigations, the FKi has already identified 46 concrete measures and can make reliable statements about possible applications and effectiveness in your company. The open exchange of information as well as in-depth explorations carried out as required provide important personal impressions from practice in addition to the data collected, thus expanding the scope for action to achieve the goals set by the company.
How can I have my company indexed?
If you are interested in obtaining an index, please contact us. We will determine your individual needs in a conversation and submit an adapted offer. You will then receive a questionnaire which you can fill in and return to us. This data is used for your company-specific analysis as well as for a comparison. You also decide whether you wish to participate anonymously or publicly in the overall ranking of FKi companies.