KivaQ Oy Ab launches new KivaE equality questionnaire to promote equality at workplace

Press release 23.2.2017

 – We want to encourage workplaces to promote equal treatment of all employees. Diversity can be an asset: the broader the variety of genders, nationalities, minorities or various ages etc., the better the possibilities to innovate and develop, said KivaQs CEO Ove Näsman at a press conference in Helsinki.

KivaE questionnaire has 9 standard questions and is available in Finnish, Swedish and English.  With the KivaE questionnaire it is easy to identify possible experiences of discrimination or inappropriate treatment. The questionnaire also demonstrates the different roles played by top-management, middle managers and employees in promoting equality.

– With the KivaE it is easy to evaluate the current situation and plan concrete actions for promoting equality. When employees are treated fairly and all workplace actors from top down understand their own responsibilities, it is much easier to develop pleasant work environment. This in turn improves productivity and profitability, emphasized KivaQs Development Director Tarja Arkio.

Since the requirements of legislation on equality as well as research from the field were taken into account when planning the questionnaire, the KivaE is also a usefull tool for drafting the mandatory equality plan at workplace. During the development phase KivaE was successfully piloted in the company ALM Partners and the municipality Kristinestad and became accepted in the 100 acts for gender equality project in Finland.

The questionnaire can be ordered from KivaQs webpages. The fee includes the right to use the KivaQ analysis module that enables engaging presentation of the results to the personnel. The client can also add 1-20 tailor-made additional questions to the questionnaire.

Read more on Kiva-E questionnaire

Further information:

Ove Näsman, ove.nasman@kivaq.fi, +358 (0)400 218537