APA Survey

OVERVIEW:

For the fourth year in a row, Asia Society is conducting a national benchmarking study to understand where Asian Pacific American (APA) leaders are on the corporate leadership ladder at Fortune 500 and other large companies. This survey continues to fill a critical information gap relating to the growth, development and advancement of Asian Pacific American employees. The survey helps to identify which companies are perceived as best at successfully attracting, developing and retaining APA leaders and to highlight the best practices that are enabling them to do this.

KEY SURVEY FACTS:

  • Only research survey to compare responses from participating companies’:
    • Diversity & Inclusion/Human Resources departments
    • Perceptions and opinions from the APA employees themselves.
  • First survey to exclusively measure and recognize practices related to developing Asian Pacific Americans working at Fortune 500 level companies. (Inaugural survey took place in 2010.)
  • Questions written specifically for the APA audience, going beyond general diversity questions.
  • Best Practices section provides examples of real life programs that are working in corporations today.
  • Developed in close consultation with Asia Society’s Corporate Diversity Council comprised of two dozen Chief Diversity Officers and other corporate diversity leaders from Fortune 500 companies who are Corporate Members of Asia Society.
  • Survey is administered by an independent third-party research company to ensure impartiality and statistical significance of data and scoring.
  • NO COST to participate: Complimentary participation for companies.

BENEFITS TO PARTICIPATING COMPANIES:

  • Insightful vehicle for communicating with your Asian Pacific American employees
  • A deep dive into specific, actionable Best in Class practices
  • Complimentary summary report of your own employee data benchmarked against comparable companies
  • Opportunity to be selected and recognized as 1 of 20 Finalists and/or 1 of 5 Best in Class Employers
  • Opportunity to attend the Diversity Leadership Forum & Awards Ceremony

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Confidentiality of company data: Company-specific responses to the survey are kept strictly confidential by the research company. Company-specific data is shared only with the participating company itself.  Asia Society only sees aggregate data.
  • Company-specific report: All participating companies will receive a top-line confidential report on their own company based on the results, benchmarked against other comparable companies at NO cost, as a courtesy for participating.  This report comes directly from the research company, in order to maintain confidentiality.
  • Full Report: The in-depth report will include analysis of the overall results at the item and dimension level as well as analyses of strengths and areas for improvement seen across participating companies.
  • Best in Class Awards: Finalists and winners are chosen based on a combination of the employee survey results (80%) and scores from a panel of expert judges (20%). Employees of Asia Society are not involved in the ranking/awards decisions.
  • Diversity Leadership Forum: The finalists and the winners will be announced during Asia Society’s annual Diversity Leadership Forum, hosted by Time Warner and held in New York City