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Equality in Scotland’s colleges: collecting and analysing staff equality data

Guidance on collecting staff equality data

equality-in-scotlands-colleges-collecting-data-coverColleges can improve their performance in recruiting and developing their staff by using equality data. However, collecting and analysing this data can raise challenges.

This guidance aims to support colleges to overcome these challenges, using case studies of work undertaken in the sector.

Areas covered include:

  • Collecting data
    • Data categories
    • Mechanisms to collect data
    • Opportunities to collect data
  • Benefits of collecting data
    • College performance
    • Benefits for staff
  • Considerations when analysing data
  • Improving disclosure rates
    • Communicating effectively
    • Developing a culture for disclosure