Calvary recognised as a leader in Gender Equity

Media Release

A prestigious citation awarded by the Workplace Gender and Equality Agency (WGEA) recognises Calvary as a leader in gender equality.

WGEA Director Helen Conway said “The WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation recognises organisations that have demonstrated an active commitment to gender equality in their workplace with a focus on removing the structural and cultural barriers that prevent the full participation of women at work.”

Mark Doran, Calvary’s National Chief Executive Officer is “very proud of our focus on creating a working environment that encourages our diverse workforce to maximise their personal potential in a wide range of roles on offer at Calvary. The citation recognises that gender equality is increasingly critical to an organisation’s success and is viewed as a baseline feature of well-managed and leading organisations”.

“We work hard to provide flexible working arrangements, which I believe are essential in the health care industry due to family commitments. This is critical for contemporary workplaces”.

Calvary underwent an extensive audit process to achieve the 2014 Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation.

Reflecting the more rigorous requirements, 76 organisations have been awarded the 2014 EOCGE citation, down from 125 recipients when the predecessor citation, the EOWA Employer of Choice for Women, was last awarded in 2012.

Some of Calvary’s workplace initiatives that were attributed to Calvary’s success include:

  • Equitable Pay – Pay set using wage classification /grading systems that are benchmarked externally by industry and location
  • Calvary Employee Engagement Surveys to solicit feedback from employees
  • Paid parental leave – for all permanent employees

Calvary is committed to continuously improving and leading Workplace Gender Equality in the industry.

 

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