Last week at the Chief Executive Women Annual Dinner, Carnival Australia chairman Ann Sherry provided the night’s keynote address and said that leading technology, engineering and pharmaceutical companies that had removed the names and gender of job applicants- known as blind hiring- & had watched the ratio of men to women shortlisted jump from one woman in 10
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
On 02 – 03 December 2015, I will be chairing Day 1 of the 3rd Annual Women in Leadership Summit. I had the honour of chairing the forum last year alongside accomplished Brisbane women leaders from varied industries. The Leadership Summit is an interactive 2-day forum designed for leaders, managers and aspiring “next generation” leaders who want to
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 many other aspects including who gets promoted,
The new world of work enables knowledge workers to engage with technologies around the clock. What are the impacts of this 24/7 engagement on businesses and lives? The ability of individuals to successfully fulfill their work and non-work lives without undue pressures from work undermining the positive experience of non-work is defined as work life
Last week’s release of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s report found just 8.8 % of organisations have put in place internal targets to lift the number of women around the boardroom table. In business, what gets measured gets done. Organisations without internal diversity business measures are giving lip service to the diversity and inclusion agenda.
This year Twitter, Google, Yahoo and LinkedIn, have shared their statistics on low representation of females at every level of their organisations, declaring much work ahead to make changes. In October’s Harvard Business Review, Professor Willims, Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law & Director of the Center for WorkLife Law, is optimistic that instead