It’s been over 100 years since the first IWD and we’ve come a long way in creating gender equality – but we still have a long way to go. In 2020, gender inequalities continue to limit the ability of both men and women to be respected and to contribute at work and at home.
In this section, you will find resources to help you attract, engage, and retain workers of all ages. Much of the research in Australia and internationally on the impact of age in the workforce focuses on ‘older’ workers. However, while older individuals (however ‘older’ is defined) do experience particular workplace issues as a result of ageing, ‘age’ must be considered across the life course.
DCA's Guide to Conducting a Diversity Survey - How to ask your employees about their diversity.
The DCA-Suncorp Inclusion@Work 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.
DCA research has 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.
This research project reveals baby boomers are challenging traditional notions of retirement.
Mature-age workers comprise 40% of Australia's workforce. They're likely your most experienced and highest-paid employees, but a failure to fully engage this valuable resource will hurt your bottom line.
This report, released by Per Capita (2017), challenges existing ideas about older workers and ageing, puts forth recommendations about how to consider age and advocate for ‘age’ across the workforce.
Ground-breaking research reveals support for inclusion in workplaces is up among one of the most resistant groups
DCA's 2019-2020 Inclusion@Work Index shows that support for diversity and inclusion (D&I) is up among men – traditionally the group least likely to strongly support, and one of the groups most likely to oppose such initiatives.
Prolonging the working life in an inclusive way, and promoting solidarity of different employee life stages, are key issues in the workplace. Here we tackle some misconceptions around age and work.
The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG delivers Diversity Council Australia’s third Anna McPhee Memorial Oration on Diversity and Inclusion, sponsored by Telstra.
Addressing attitudes to gender equality from millennial men.
Philip Taylor, Professor of Management at Federation University Australia, Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, talks age at work.
Justine Irving, a leading age researcher in Australia, asks: Are we doing right by older workers?
Webcasts from past events
‘Indigenous employment’ is a growing, vital area of focus within the employment and diversity, inclusion, and human resources landscapes but there are two glaring omissions – there is a notable lack of research that asks Indigenous people what they want and need from workplaces in order to flourish, and what is available has been primarily informed by non-Indigenous voices.
The notion of Australia being the land of the ‘fair go’ is deeply ingrained in Australia’s national psyche, but do we really all have the same opportunities? Does class make a difference to workplace inclusion?