Seventeen new organisations have received 'employer of choice for gender equality' citations this year, following a rise in flexible work, programs to support women into leadership, and other key developments in diversity progress.
The total remuneration gender pay gap closed a bit further in 2019-20, but there was also a "substantial" decline in employers taking action on pay equity even before the pandemic hit, according to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.
Social class is the diversity demographic with the greatest impact on whether employees are included or excluded at work, new research suggests. Meanwhile frontline managers have been disempowered during the pandemic, and employees are feeling unrecognised and unsupported.
An Australian researcher has debunked advice that women should 'lean in' to improve their status at work. Also in this article: D&I roles have moved beyond 'tick the box' status, jobs data shows, and how employers are replacing traditional end-of-year parties.
Most organisations in Australia are making steady progress towards gender equality at work, new Mercer research shows. Also in this article: where diversity and inclusion practices are still falling down.
Managing caregiving employees has never been so challenging, and policies that were considered "progressive" not long ago are now just "expected". Learn what now ranks as best practice and where your organisation can step up at this HR Daily webinar.