March 2022: Diversity and inclusion – how does your workplace stack up?

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It’s not often we take time to take stock and think about how far Australia has come in terms of understanding and respecting the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion to our workplaces.

But there’s little doubt the workplace of today is vastly different from even the recent past.

When it comes to doing business though, in 2022 it is clear and the evidence is conclusive — diverse workplaces outperform.

Great Place to Work® research shows that diversity and inclusion bring higher revenue growth, greater innovation, easier recruitment and higher retention.

But what can you do — today — in your own organisation?

For this month’s edition of our insights newsletter we spoke with Lisa Annese, chief executive officer of the Diversity Council of Australia, to hear where Australian workplaces are up to on the road to true diversity and inclusion — and to understand what more needs to be done.

In this two part blog series we share these latest insights as well as actionable steps that anyone can take to improve diversity and inclusion at their workplace.

Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture, if you’d like to talk to us about topics like D&I or any of our programs such as how to be considered for Australia’s Best Workplaces™ for Women List, then get in touch today.

Samantha Huddle is the General Manager of Great Place to Work® in Australia and NZ. Sam has more than two decades of experience from the grassroots to the C-suite and helps businesses build high-trust, inclusive cultures that deliver tangible results. With experience across the government, philanthropic and corporate sectors, Sam brings a collaborative, values-driven approach and a passion for achieving social impact through business. Sam publishes a well-read monthly newsletter which can be read **here.**

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To be eligible for the World’s Best Workplaces list, a company must apply and be named to a minimum of 5 national Best Workplaces lists within our current 58 countries, have 5,000 employees or more worldwide, and at least 40% of the company’s workforce (or 5,000 employees) must be based outside of the home country. Extra points are given based on the number of countries where a company surveys employees with the Great Place to Work Trust Index©, and the percentage of a company’s workforce represented by all Great Place to Work surveys globally. Candidates for the 2017 Worlds Best Workplaces list will have appeared on national workplaces lists published in September 2016 through August 2017.

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