For the last few years, more and more organisations are changing mind sets on diversity; acknowledging that diversity is not impactful without inclusion. Inclusion or inclusive cultures enable all voices to be heard, provide psychological safety & belonging for all employees. Inclusion is the support for a collaborative environment that values open participation from individuals
Last month, human rights, discrimination and disability commissioners held a forum in Brisbane Walk the Talk: Realising the 2010-2020 National Disability Strategy and our human rights promises. The country’s leading human rights advocates argue that Australia’s policies and procedures do not match rhetoric on equality. Queenslands’ Anti-Discrimination Commissioner Kevin Cocks is calling for employment targets
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
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,
If you were fortunate to have a break over the Easter weekend, you may be feeling renewed and refreshed returning back to work this morning. People who love going to work are more productive and creative. They go home happier and have happier families treating their colleagues and clients and customers better. Inspired employees make
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.