TIDE - Talent Inclusion & Diversity Evaluation

TIDE (Talent Inclusion & Diversity Evaluation) is the successor to the e-quality benchmarking platform.

TIDE Logo - Talent Inclusion & Diversity Evaluation

TIDE, enei’s self-assessment evaluation and benchmarking tool, measures an organisation’s approach and progress on diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the following areas:

  • Your workforce
  • Strategy and plan
  • Leadership and accountability
  • Recruitment and attraction
  • Training and development
  • Other employment practices
  • Communication and engagement
  • Procurement

TIDE supports flexible and inclusive management of diversity and inclusion, moving away from strand specific language and approach, allowing organisations to focus on the areas that will make the most difference. It evaluates D&I activities and outcomes with geographic and legislative differences.

TIDE is fast and easy to complete, requiring minimal time-consuming evidence gathering.


  • TIDE is FREE for enei Members
  • Accessible, fast, and easy to complete
  • TIDEmark, the annual benchmark enabling you to compare yourself to other organisations
  • Inclusive language and flexible framework making TIDE relevant across the globe
  • Instant results demonstrating actions required to see improvement


What do I get?

A personalised report

TIDE generates a personalised report that clearly shows how your score was built up and how higher scores can be achieved including:

  • Your overall score, showing where your organisation sits on enei’s Inclusion Roadmap
  • Your score and Roadmap position for each of the 8 individual sections
  • The questions, answers, and your percentage score for each question so you can identify strengths and areas for improvement

Unlike some other evaluation and benchmark surveys, the TIDE report allows you to see clearly how your score was built up and how higher scores can be achieved.

The TIDEmark

All TIDE entries will be benchmarked against all other entries each year. This will be known as the TIDEmark. Where a minimum level of entries in a particular sector or country is achieved, we will also benchmark and share these results.

The best entries will be awarded Bronze, Silver and Gold TIDE awards. Award holders will be able to demonstrate their achievement by using electronic TIDE award badges/logos on websites and literature.

Organisations achieving the best results will also be recognised each year at the annual enei Awards in July and may be invited to share their practices and achievements at future enei events.


How does TIDE Work?

The Process

TIDE is a self-assessment evaluation, which uses Probench, our secure and easy to use online platform.

The main contact for each Member automatically receives access to TIDE when subscribing to enei Membership. They can complete the survey directly or ask other people within the organisation to complete it in parts or in its entirety, using a function within the system. They can update their evaluation at any time and receive an up to date report when needed.


TIDE is self-assessment and participating organisations must ensure they answer questions accurately so the results represent the organisation fairly.

Responses are scored by applying a set of rules embedded within the TIDE system. Not every question or section is weighted equally.

Each section allows the organisation to upload evidence to support responses. This information will not be used to influence the score but will be used by the enei team to review a random selection of entries ensuring standards are met.


TIDE is a continuous evaluation and is available all year round. Whenever you choose to complete it, you will receive the report with your results immediately after submission.

However, the TIDEmark is taken once a year and If you wish to be included in the benchmarking next year, please complete your TIDE submission by 31st May 2022.

enei encourage all its Members to complete TIDE at least annually, as we believe it adds value to an organisation’s D&I activities. The information created by the TIDEmark will be strengthened with the number of entries. 


TIDE is free to all enei Members (additional countries, entries and evaluations are costed at £1,000 + VAT each)

TIDE is £1,500 + VAT for non-Members

Please see your Member Engagement Manager or email info@enei.org.uk for more information.

TIDE will be available to non-Members for a fee of £1,500 (+VAT) - Please download & complete this order form

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, TIDE has been designed to be suitable and relevant in all jurisdictions. The language does not refer to specific personal characteristics of diversity or legislation so it will apply in all areas. This allows organisations to compare approaches across different operating areas.

It will depend on your organisation and how well you know it. The average is likely to be 2 hours.

There is a function to change contrast from the standard black writing on a white background to improve accessibility.

Yes, the TIDE questionnaire can be translated into many different languages using a function under the accessibility button. However, the results will be provided in English. If a Member would like this translated into another language, please contact your Member Engagement Manager or email info@enei.org.uk for further details and costs.

Yes, the TIDE software allows Members to complete the questionnaire on mobile devices, tablets, laptops & desktops.

TIDE is designed to be fast and easy to complete so the requirement for evidence is simply to give enei the ability to audit a small number of entries. We do not wish the requirement for evidence to be a burden. You should consider submitting documents that demonstrate your strategy, communications, approach, procedures, frameworks and outcomes.

TIDE can be updated whenever you like. Your entry will be saved in the system and you can update the answers and receive a new report as required. The system will save your entry so you will not have to answer every question again and can simply update the answers that have changed. TIDE will only save your latest entry so if you require a copy of your previous answers and report you should download them before making any changes. The TIDEmark will be taken in June based on the latest entry.

Age TIDE and Trans TIDE are the first in the Deepdive series.

We are in the process of writing additional evaluations to cover specific subject areas later in 2019.

enei offers you the opportunity to have your evaluation analysed by a member of the Training and Consultancy team who can support you to identify and prioritise actions. Where this is of interest contact info@enei.org.uk or your Member Engagement Manager for further information and costs.

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