Inclusion@Work Index 2019 Research Launch
What are the experiences of Australian workers when it comes to inclusion? DCA launched the second Inclusion at Work Index which maps and tracks inclusion in Australian workplaces.
The mark of an inclusive workplace is when a diversity of people (e.g. from different ages, cultural backgrounds, genders) feel respected and valued for who they are. They feel connected to their co-workers and a part of their team and have opportunities to progress their career and contribute their talents to the organisation.
But what are the experiences of Australian workers when it comes to inclusion? DCA is releasing its second Inclusion@Work Index which maps and tracks inclusion in Australian workplaces.
At this launch event, Suncorp's Executive General Manager People & Performance, Louise Dwyer, opened proceedings by talking about the importance of inclusion.
DCA’s Research Director, Dr Jane O’Leary then presented findings from this year’s survey, which provides insights into:
- Notable trends in inclusion since the first Index was released
- How particular demographic groups are faring when it comes to inclusion
- Where and how DCA members have outperformed the national Index.
Following Jane’s presentation, we invited our guest speakers to participate in a panel discussion exploring the findings and what practical actions organisations can take to build more inclusive workplaces:
- Dr Jane O'Leary, Research Director, Diversity Council Australia
- Catherina Behan, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, People Experience, Suncorp
- Dr Deen Sanders OAM, Partner, Governance, Regulation and Conduct, Deloitte
- Dr Mark Bagshaw, Managing Director, Innov8Group