Royal Society of Arts
Today’s workforce is arguably the most diverse we have ever seen. Gender and sexual identity discrimination are high on the public agenda, support for Indigenous training programs has increased and the preference for delayed retirement has led to more intergenerational crossover.
Many workplaces have strategies in place to ensure diversity quotas are met. Despite this, the gender gap in the Australian workforce is still prevalent; women continue to earn less than men, are under-represented in leadership positions and accumulate less retirement or superannuation savings. Unemployment also remains the highest among older Australians, Indigenous and Torres Strait Islanders and the disabled.
With unprecedented access to talent of diverse ages, abilities, sexual identities, cultures and gender, what can businesses do to move beyond generic diversity quotas and start building tangible pathways to workplace inclusion?
Join the RSA Sydney Network as we look at what constitutes diversity and how we can create inclusive workplaces for the future.