Diversity Council Australia welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement yesterday that there will be no change in gender reporting requirements, but is concerned that the new minimum standard being introduced sets a low bar for employers.
In this bumper issue of Research Matters, exclusively for DCA members, we explore the latest Australian and international research on diversity.
Getting results on women in leadership: Employers must ditch what they think works and do what actually works
In the lead up to International Women’s Day on 8 March 2014, DCA urges employers to look carefully at their women’s leadership initiatives with evidence showing many existing approaches don’t work.
Cultural diversity is considered a lower priority issue among Australian businesses, despite a new survey finding more than 90 per cent of employers believe that racist attitudes still exist in the workplace.
Diversity Council Australia’s consultation with Australian business has found access to and availability of affordable childcare is causing major difficulties for Australian employers.
Welcome to Diversity Council Australia’s Diversity Matters for December 2013, exclusively for DCA members. In this issue, we investigate how organisations can take the next step to capitalise on cultural diversity.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples working in corporate Australia attended the inaugural National Indigenous Corporate Network (NICN) National Summit yesterday, held at Redfern in Sydney.
Diversity Council Australia’s Annual Diversity Debate hosted by Westpac in Sydney last night found that flexible working is not the key to gender equality.
Diversity Council Australia’s Annual Diversity Debate will explore an important topic for business, government and the broader community: is flexible working the key to gender equality?
In an Australian first, DCA's new research released today called Capitalising on Culture: A Study of the Cultural Origins of ASX 200 Business Leaders, reveals the cultural origins of board members and senior executives in our major listed companies.
DCA’s ground-breaking research reveals the cultural origins of Australia’s business leaders - media alert
In an Australian first, DCA's new research, Capitalising on Culture: A Study of the Cultural Origins of ASX 200 Business Leaders, reveals the cultural origins of board members and senior executives in our major listed companies.
The Diversity Council Australia Board has started succession planning to replace Chief Executive Officer Nareen Young following her decision to step down from her role in 2014 to pursue board and executive opportunities.
Welcome to Research Matters for September 2013.
Welcome to Diversity Council Australia’s Diversity Matters for August 2013, exclusively for DCA members. In this issue, we investigate how Australian organisations can better harness the skills and talents of the older workforce, with an emphasis on older female employees.
Although the business sector has maintained a commitment to workplace diversity for many years, a new survey reveals many organisations are still at the foundation stage of their diversity programs and have a declining focus on diversity strategy.
Diversity Council Australia (DCA) research released today found that older women (defined as 45 years plus) represent a sizeable and growing segment of the labour force but Australian organisations are failing to fully harness their skills and talents.
Effective engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and organisations
Welcome to DCA's Diversity Matters for May 2013, exclusively for DCA members. In this issue, we explore how important effective engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and organisations is for building sustainable employment and Closing the Work Gap.
In the lead up to Harmony Day (Thursday 21 March), Diversity Council Australia calls for organisations to value cultural diversity and inter-cultural capability more, especially at the board and senior executive level, but rejects the concept of quotas.
In the lead up to National Close the Gap Day, research released today shows new approaches to Indigenous community engagement by the corporate sector are urgently needed in order to close the gap in employment outcomes for Indigenous Australians.
Undervalued, underemployed, discouraged and departed: the story of mature-age women in the workplace
This International Women’s Day (Friday 8 March), Diversity Council Australia said more work is urgently needed to address the critical underutilisation of female mature-age talent.