We were going to ease you into the first newsletter of 2018 gently, but, folks, there’s barely time.
You can blame Iceland, whose mandating of equal pay set the tone for the New Year, and suggests the next twelve months will continue the break-neck pace of progress that swept us along the last.
In Australia, we must get – and keep – the gender pay gap on the agenda, right up there with the grassroots movement of #metoo and #lovewins (we’re thinking #CoughUp...?)
Humorous self-defence mechanisms aside, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) reports that men still out-earn women by more than $26,000 on average, with pay gaps in every industry. In every occupation.
The gap is closing at a glacial pace, but that’s too slow, as DCA's fearless leader Lisa Annese argued in The Guardian. Read it, but don’t weep. Instead, dive into our gender resources. They lay out the incredible complexities behind the pay gap, myths that surround it – and most importantly toolkits and case studies to help you close it.
D & I priorities for the year
Our latest blog outlines the key issues that will define 2018, when yet more diversity dimensions will make their presence felt on national and international agendas. Find out where we’ll be focusing and what, as fellow change agents and practitioners of diversity and inclusion, you should look out for and lend support to.
In keeping with the frenetic pace of change, we’ll waste no time rolling out our jam-packed events calendar for the year. The first will be our ‘Building Workplace Capability for Indigenous Australia’ network on 22 February that will explore the Uluru Statement and Constitutional recognition. Invitations will hit your inbox soon.
What does D&I have to do with the future of work?
AI and automation pose questions: will technology end bias in recruitment? Be beneficial to people with disability? Who will tech hurt?
As D&I practitioners, you consider these questions every day - exactly why we'd like your input for DCA's submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Future of Work and Workers.