The blueprint for gender equality strategy

Is your workplace interested in developing a gender equality strategy, but not sure how to get the ball rolling? Or does your workplace have gender equality initiatives in place, but there’s still room for improvement?

Well, we have just the thing you need!

The Agency has released Australia’s most comprehensive Gender Equality Strategy Toolkit (GES Toolkit).

The GES Toolkit will allow Australian businesses to measure their current level of engagement with workplace gender equality. It provides a blueprint for the development and implementation of gender equality strategies in workplaces.

Over the past five years of WGEA data, there has been strong growth in the number of employers implementing gender equality policies and/or strategies.

Our 2017-18 data shows that nearly 75% of organisations now have an overall gender equality strategy and/or policy. The data also continues to show substantial improvements in employer focus across a number of specific gender equality areas.

 

2013 -14 (%)

2017-18 (%)

5-year difference (pp)

Talent identification

47.2

65.6

18.4

Succession planning

44.4

62.7

18.3

Performance management processes

60.9

75.5

14.6

Retention

48.2

62.7

14.5

Promotions

55.7

69.3

13.6

Key performance indicators for managers relating to gender equality

18.1

31.4

13.3

Training and development

63.8

76.9

13.1

Recruitment

72.9

82.7

9.8

Gender equality overall

66.2

74.3

8.1

The GES Toolkit comprises:

  • a diagnostic tool, which allows organisations to “score” their current level of engagement with workplace gender equality, and
  • a strategy guide, which provides instructions and guidance on how best to develop and implement workplace gender equality strategies.

The Agency developed the GES Toolkit in response to feedback from business and organisations across Australia who tell us they want to improve gender equality in their workplaces, but don’t know where to start. It will provide vital step-by-step guidance and support to any organisation.

We look forward to the GES Toolkit being used to help us all on our journey towards fairer and more equal workplaces.