Last month, Jeff Kennett, the Beyondblue chairman called for performance bonuses of chief executives to be partially tied to the mental wellbeing of their employees, a proposal supported by the Business Council of Australia. Kennett’s proposal to make business leaders accountable for shaping mentally healthy workplaces has been reported as radical by some sections of
Affinity bias has the potential to impact all people management processes including who gets promoted, who is in the leaders’ in-group, who is seen as the go-to person, and who gets high profile assignments. Affinity bias occurs when we gravitate to people like us because it creates a sense of familiarity and comfortableness. Just like
Recently I was watching my daughter at an all-girls swimming carnival with over 200 primary school aged girls competing for their schools. The male MC made an announcement “Ok guys- we need you to move back to the covered area”. I asked my 9 year old daughter later that night what she thought of a
In this interview, I speak with Glenn Smith- Executive Leader of People and Safety for QLD Urban Utilities- on his future D&I aspirations where a diverse and inclusive workforce is ‘just the way we do business’. Last week speaking at events for International Women’s Day, I was asked the question ‘why are we still talking
Affinity bias occurs when we gravitate to people like us because it creates a sense of familiarity and comfortableness. Affinity bias is most often at play in the hiring process- when hiring managers implicitly hire in the image of themselves. Affinity bias also has the potential to impact all people management processes including who gets
Researched and written by Leith Mitchell, diversity consulting Director of Mitchell Services, specialising in diversity, inclusion & wellness consulting, and champion of diversity, flexible working and mindfulness This month I had the opportunity to again chair the Women in Leadership conference in Brisbane, showcasing some of Australia’s most successful and highly influential female and male
This week marks Mitchell Services 1st birthday. Mitchell Services is a start up business; partnering with organisations to cultivate diverse, inclusive and well workplaces. This is what we’ve achieved in under 12 months! 15 new clients* 1 corporate wellness assessment 3 diversity strategies* 7 inclusive leadership workshops* 115 mindfulness/ yoga sessions 1 HR strategy 15
This year I have been a mentee in QUT’s Fostering Executive Women’s Mentoring Program, as part of the Business School alumni. The program matches high-potential, high-performing women in business with industry leaders. I have worked closely with a mentor over the last 6 months to set goals & objectives as well as participation in informal professional education and networking.