Category: Human Capital

What does it take to intervene against homophobic behaviour? Recent research argues that courageous and altruistic individuals are more likely to actively intervene against homophobia. Can these attributes be cultivated in an organisation? If so, how?

Gender inequality persists in our community. This includes women’s representation in senior leadership positions, such as boards. The case for change is as much about improving business performance as it is about gender equality. Put simply, boards perform better when they include the best people with a diverse range of perspectives and approaches.

Flexible workplace initiatives are on the rise with employees being afforded with greater freedom to decide ‘how’, ‘where’ and ‘when’ they work in an effort to accommodate an improved balance between work and life goals. Are employees taking up the offer, and how effective are such initiatives? Westpac Group’s “All In Flex” policy provides a…

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Fundamental global shifts, including growth in emerging markets and changing employee attitudes, have seen global employee mobility increasing.  However, a ‘glass border’ is restricting some LGBT employees from enjoying prosperous international careers, with many countries being unsafe or unfriendly for LGBT people, and limited organisational support creating barriers to working overseas. 

The New South Wales (NSW) Police Force has undertaken a series of initiatives aimed at supporting employees and community members who identify as lesbian, gay and bisexual. We speak to the pioneer of these programs, Superintendent Tony Crandell, about why this became a priority for a policing agency and what business leaders could learn from…

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, fields are some of the fastest growing industries in the world today. However, little is known about the experience of sexual and gender minorities working in these traditionally male-dominated fields. While research has recently focused on the experience of women as a minority group, the question remains: How…

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A recent analysis of over one million eBay transactions has found that women receive, on average, 80 cents in the dollar that men received for selling identical new products, and 97 cents for identical used products. With a focus on International Women’s Day this month, how can product purchasers step it up for gender equality?