RILA Retail Advisor for Diversity and Inclusion

Assessing the D&I Journey in Retail

The Advisor is a free cloud-based analytical platform that provides program evaluation, customized guidance, peer benchmarking and goal setting for management of retail Diversity & Inclusion programs.
  
The RILA Retail Advisor for Diversity & Inclusion is free for verified retail companies. To get started, register for RILA Retail Advisor access.
 

Advisor Features

Customizable 

The RILA Retail Advisor for Diversity & Inclusion is built around a customized set of principles developed by the Retail Diversity & Inclusion Leaders Council. The pillars focus on areas including:

  • Making the Business Case for D&I
  • Organization wide participation
  • Intentional Talent Management
  • Social Impact

Secure 

Role-based access control and end-to-end data encryption ensure user and company data remain secure and confidential. 

Enables Collaboration 

The RILA Retail Advisor for Diversity & Inclusion collaboration function engages teams and allows work across departments and even with consultants and contractors to gather the most accurate data, enhance understanding, and communicate the importance of D&I across the enterprise. 

Provides Guidance 

Users receive tailored expert guidance based on their assessment with information on how to optimize their Diversity & Inclusion programs. 

Reporting 

Reports from the RILA Retail Advisor for Diversity & Inclusion can be used to compare program elements with peers, aid self-assessments, assist strategic planning, and to communicate the value of your program internally. 

Scoring & Visualization 

The RILA Retail Advisor for Diversity & Inclusion scores help to identify strengths and areas for improvement for retail D&I programs as well as make comparisons with industry averages and leaders.

Benchmarking 

The RILA Retail Advisor for Diversity & Inclusion is the only way to compare you level of maturity with other retailers, including companies with similar operations and to view industry trends. But only retailers who complete an assessment can see the benchmarking results. 

 

Advisor Tutorials


 
Learn how to register your company for the Advisor and the account verification process.
earn how to navigate the Advisor system, including assessment related menus and accessing help within the account.
Provides a brief overview of Advisor assessments, including what they are, how to start one, and the different stages of completing one.


Frequently asked questions about RILA Retail Advisor for Diversity


WHAT IS RILA Retail Advisor for Diversity & Inclusion? 

RILA Retail Advisor for Diversity & Inclusion is a platform that companies can use to evaluate their Diversity & Inclusion programs within four distinct pillars. The platform has benchmarking, reporting, tracking, and goal setting functions. The platform uses the collected data to provide tailored guidance to help retailers improve performance. 


WHAT DOES RILA RETAIL ADVISOR FOR Diversity & Inclusion CONSIST OF? 

RILA Retail Advisor for Diversity & Inclusion consists of an assessment that provides an evaluation of the organization’s program along the four pillar areas and guidance on program gaps or risks. Users can compare the elements of their programs to other retailers, which can help spark conversations internally on the desired program levels, areas of potential risk, and goals for the future. Reports are helpful for internal strategic planning and corporate reporting.  


WHO CAN USE RILA RETAIL ADVISOR FOR Diversity & Inclusion? 

Only verified retailers can use the platform and only retailers with completed assessments can see the benchmarking information. 


WILL MY DATA BE SECURE AND CONFIDENTIAL? 

Company information entered in RILA Retail Advisor for Inclusion & Diversity is stored in an encrypted, secure database on a cloud server. The detailed assessment results are private and only available to the specific company and then, only to individuals given permission by that company’s Organization Manager. Shared benchmarking reports only show aggregate information and do not include individual company names or data.

RILA’s staff only have access to aggregated data and not to company specific information. RILA may make some aggregated data public, but only in summary form without any identifying information. 

HOW DOES RILA Retail Advisor for Diversity & Inclusion HANDLE ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE MORE THAN Diversity & Inclusion PROGRAM PER SUB-BRAND OR WHERE IMPLEMENTATION IS DISTRIBUTED? 

RILA Retail Advisor for Diversity & Inclusion allows multiple assessments for an organization. Users can name the assessments to reflect the scope of the D&I program covered by that specific assessment. Users can also complete assessments for different sub-brands. 

For more information, contact Jelena Matic.

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Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Model

The RILA D&I Leadership Model is a framework for critical areas that every retail D&I program should include.

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