An inclusive workplace has a diversity of people (e.g. from different ages, cultural backgrounds, genders) who feel respected and valued for who they are. They feel connected to their co-workers and a part of their team. They 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?
Diversity Council Australia and Suncorp have joined forces to generate a national Inclusion@Work Index which maps and tracks inclusion in Australian workplaces. In November 2017 we will be releasing the first-ever national benchmarks for Australian workplaces in regards to the age, cultural background, disability status, gender, Indigenous background, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity of workers.
In this new initiative, sponsored by Suncorp, DCA, with Polity Research & Consulting Pty Ltd (Polity), will be conducting a new survey every two years to measure Australian organisations’ progress in creating inclusive workplaces.
DCA members can now register to attend the launch of Inclusion@Work.