THE SCIENCE BEHIND FAIRHQ
We help you build the foundations to create lasting change
What really works when it comes to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)? Organisations invest a lot of money in solutions that claim impressive results. $8 billion a year is spent on unconscious bias training only. But can a one-off 1-hour training session really rid your organisation of bias? Almost 500 research papers confirm – no it doesn’t.
So what does work and make a real impact? Behavioural science is the answer. It’s all about bringing small incremental changes that accumulate to big shifts over time. It’s not about fixing people, but shifting norms and processes so that bias doesn’t even get a chance.
Fair HQ is built on the key principles of behavioural science. Our behavioural science team stays on top of cutting-edge research to embed solutions that work into our platform.
OUR SCIENCE DNA
How we use behavioural science
We leverage the collective intelligence of leading behavioural scientists, 1000+ academic papers, experimental studies and
industry data to help leaders like you drive real change.
Test hypotheses about core psychological processes, and create promising interventions.
Women are just as likely as men to compete for opportunities when they don’t have to self-nominate. Conclusion: automatically consider every eligible candidate for promotion, not just those who opt-in.
Randomised controlled trials
The gold standard for unearthing causality: does this change actually make a difference?
Tested against business-as-usual job descriptions. JDs with clear signposting of part-time and job-sharing options attracted 50% more applicants and 19% more women to senior roles.
Behavioural science frameworks help us bring a deep understanding of human behaviour into everything we build.
We use Fogg’s Framework of Behavioural Change to craft recommendations and nudges that create long-lasting behaviour change.
We collected hundreds of benchmarks and comparisons for your location & industry, from the goverments’ census data, industry leaders, charities and think tanks.
We’re building a database of diversity & inclusion, so we can provide you with targeted insight into how you compare to your peers
Uncover basic truths about human decision-making by looking at patterns in large datasets.
Examining a university’s actual hiring decisions uncovered that the odds of hiring a minority candidate are nearly 0 when they are the lone woman or ethnic minority. The chance shoots up to 50% when there was at least 30% of them in the hiring pool.
FAIRHQ BUILT ON SCIENCE
What we’ve built
We don’t just harness the intelligence of others at Fair HQ. We’ve been conducting our own
research so that literally everything we do is backed by science. #BackItUp
What are the critical foundations you need to build a truly fair and inclusive company?
The Fair HQ company assessment helps you identify practices, policies and behaviours that benefit everyone across your business.
How do employees experience your workplace practices and inclusion culture?
The 5 core dimensions of inclusion have been developed using the knowledge and insights from thousands of academic studies, papers and 100+ DEI professionals. The inclusion scale has been further validated through rigorous pilot and validity testing.
Goals & strategy
How can we drive real change and break down barriers?
To strategise and improve your DEI, we give you research-backed recommendations tailored to your business needs, to promote better practices and processes and drive real change.
How can we build daily inclusive habits?
The Fair HQ integrated Slack bot embeds the change by delivering regular evidence-backed nudges to empower managers to cement inclusivity practices in their day-to-day.
Improve your diversity, equality and inclusion in just 6 steps
Looking to boost your diversity, equality and inclusion, but don’t know where to start? In this free Diversity and Inclusion guide you’ll learn:
How to assess diversity, equality and inclusion
How to develop a successful DEI strategy
How to measure the impact of your DEI work
LEARN MORE ABOUT BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE
from the blog
Jun 22, 2022
Research that inspires us
We follow closely the top minds in the DEI industry and their research inspires us everyday
to built the best tool for your company.