8. SUPPORTING DIAMOND IN YOUR COMPANY

These Guidance Notes have explained how?Diamond?will enable the industry to understand and improve the diversity of its workforce and its programmes, to better meet the needs of a diverse audience and to harness all the talents that drive quality and productivity.

Embedding Diamond functionality within?Silvermouse?enables diversity monitoring to be done quickly and effectively, but it will take a concerted effort across the industry to get everyone to understand and use the new system.

Every production company will need a Diamond ?champion? to get all staff up to speed. Since a range of off-screen?contributors?will need to complete a?Diversity Self-declaration Form?(including editors, location managers, make-up designers, etc), many if not all staff at a company will need to be informed about the Diamond process. So every company needs to get at least one staff member fully trained and able to explain the system to the rest of the organisation.