Riliance Survey Tool - Frequently Asked Questions


Q: When should we start collecting our firms diversity data?

A: You can record your data at any time. The SRA have not yet confirmed dates for the 2016/2017 data collection.


Q: I am a sole practitioner / very small firm do I need to use the system?

A: The Riliance system is designed to assist with the collection and collation of a firm’s survey data. By using the diversity system, firms can offer their staff a safe and secure way of completing the survey whilst keeping the data 100% safe and anonymous. If you are a sole practitioner with no staff we recommend that you report your data directly to the SRA via its prescribed portal as no data collation and aggregation is required.


Q: Does the system automatically report the data to the SRA?

A: No. The Riliance system is a Data collection tool and for security reasons, the SRA does not allow 3rd party systems to integrate with its own. Whilst the diversity system will collect and collate the data we are unable to automatically send it to the SRA for you. Instead, you will be able to download a report that mirrors the mySRA input data screens, enabling you to quickly and easily input your diversity data into the SRA system.


Q: How many surveys do I need?

A: One for each member of staff. To meet the requirements of the SRA, you should ensure that all members of staff are provided with a survey link. The SRA's definition on who counts towards the numbers can be found on the SRA's website by clicking here

Q: When should we start collecting our firms diversity data?

A: You can record your data at any time. The deadline for reporting diversity data to the ICAEW is the 30th April 2017.


Q: I am a sole practitioner / very small firm do I need to use the system?

A: The Riliance system is designed to assist with the collection and collation of a firm’s survey data. By using the diversity system, firms can offer their staff a safe and secure way of completing the survey whilst keeping the data 100% safe and anonymous. If you are a sole practitioner with no staff we recommend that you report your data directly to the SRA via its prescribed portal as no data collation and aggregation is required.


Q: Does the system automatically report the data to the ICAEW?

A: No. The Riliance system is a Data collection tool. Whilst the diversity system will collect and collate the data we are unable to automatically send it to the ICAEW for you.


Q: How many surveys do I need?

A: One for each permanent and temporary employee. To meet the requirements of the ICAEW, you should ensure that all members of staff are provided with a survey link. The ICAEW's definition on who should complete a survey can be found on the ICAEW's website by clicking here and scrolling to "Who should complete the questionnaire?"

Q: Do my staff complete the surveys anonymously?

A: Yes. Once you have registered, the system will provide you with a link on your survey dashboard. Send this link to all staff, once they have completed their surveys the system will collate the aggregated data and you can then download your report without knowing specific individual data.


Q: Can I increase my Amount of Submissions?

A: Yes. On the main dashboard there is a button which lets you quickly increase the amount of surveys you've ordered and calculate the updated price.

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