Calvary recognised as a leader in Gender Equity
23rd November 2015
A prestigious citation awarded by the Workplace Gender and Equality Agency (WGEA) recognises Calvary as a leader in gender equality.
WGEA Director Libby Lyons said “I congratulate all of the 2015 citation holders for their initiative and commitment. These employers are at the frontline of driving positive change as they set the gold standard for inclusive workplaces.”
“It’s especially encouraging that more organisations are looking for ways to actively support women and men to balance their caring responsibilities while also pursuing their careers.”
Mark Doran, Calvary’s National Chief Executive Officer, said “Calvary 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.”
The EOCGE citation is a voluntary leading practice recognition program that is separate to compliance with the Act. Criteria for the citation cover leadership, learning and development, gender remuneration gaps, flexible working and other initiatives to support family responsibilities, employee consultation, preventing sex-based harassment and discrimination and targets for improving gender equality outcomes. Criteria are strengthened each year to reflect best practice.
Additions for 2015 include:
- a formal strategy or strategies to support gender equality overall (that covers recruitment, retention, performance management, promotions, succession planning, training and resignations)
- evaluating progress against the gender equality strategy
- remuneration gap analysis including base salary by gender and total remuneration, with actions taken
- tracking the number of women and men returning from parental leave
- tracking progress towards achieving targets to improve the representation of women
- gender representation targets for internal and external recruitment shortlists
- consultation with employees to capture their views about gender equality in the workplace.