The 2021-2022 [email protected] Index maps the state of inclusion in Australian organisations and provides the Australian business case for inclusion.
DCA works in partnership with members to generate ground breaking diversity research that enables Australian organisations to fully leverage the benefits of a diverse talent pool.
Only DCA members can access the research reports in full. Summary information only is available to the general public.
- DCA research is grounded in the contributions of people with lived experience. DCA projects use expert panels, focus groups, think tanks and surveys to make people with lived experience central to the project findings.
- DCA research is ahead of the curve. It establishes leading diversity thinking and practice, enabling Australian organisations to re-imagine and reconfigure the way they manage talent in today’s dynamic operating environments.
- DCA research drives business improvement. It is high impact, driving business improvement through providing evidence-based guidance on how to fully leverage the benefits of a diverse talent pool.
- DCA research is practice focused. It responds to the information needs of industry leaders and the people they employ.
- DCA research speaks to the Australian context. DCA projects generate leading diversity thinking and practice that speaks to Australia’s unique and distinctive institutional, cultural and legal frameworks.
- DCA research considers all diversity dimensions. The full spectrum of diversity dimensions are investigated including age, caring responsibilities, cultural and religious diversity, disability, Indigeneity, sexual orientation, and work organisation.
To view DCA's flagship research projects underway or completed, see below:
DCA's Guide to Conducting a Diversity Survey - How to ask your employees about their diversity.
Pride in Diversity and DCA joined forces on this project as their respective research on LGBTQ workplace inclusion had revealed that culturally diverse LGBTQ workers had unique workplace experiences that warranted deeper investigation.
How inclusive are Australian workplaces for a diversity of employees, and how has this changed over time? What impact does inclusion have on performance and wellbeing? The 2019-2020 [email protected] Index surveyed a nationally representative sample of 3,000 Australian workers to find out.
In conjunction with RMIT University, DCA presents the evidence about what it means for LGBTIQ+ employees to be out at work and guidelines as to what organisations can do to make everyone feel included.
The DCA-Suncorp [email protected] Index 2017-2018 is a landmark study, providing 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.
DCA has developed a new Words At Work campaign for workplaces to show how inclusive language can improve workplace culture and drive productivity.