How Leaders And Organisations Can Flourish By Changing Mindsets

The notion that our success in life is linked to how we think is not a new concept. Lately I’ve been pondering Carol Dweck’s work on a Growth versus Fixed Mindset, as it relates to our ability to respond to and embrace the future of work in our roles, as both employees and leaders of people. Change is everywhere, and …

Four Ways to Improve your Business Performance

If someone were to ask you what ‘Human Resources’ means to you, what would you say? At a recent small business trade show, we asked this very question to many of the people who wandered by our stall, and their answers made us realise that the first thoughts people have of Human Resources (or HR) gets pushed in to hiring …

Gender Bias Is All In Your Head

This morning I had an A-ha moment and to be frank, I’m furious about it. A recent study by Humanyze has provided evidence that it is the way women are treated, not their behaviour, that is the main contributor to gender inequity in the workplace. Let me unpack that a little for you. They looked at many data points to …

The Gender Pay Gap: What Every Employer Should Know

In the run up to Equal Pay Day on the 4th September, it’s clear that Australian organisations are making slow progress with pay equity. That date was chosen to mark, on average how much longer a women needs to work past the end of the last financial year to earn the same salary as a man. The Workplace Gender Equality …

Redesigning Unconscious Bias For Performance

Newsflash; unconscious bias training won’t solve your diversity and inclusion problems. It also won’t stop people from making the types of decisions you’re trying to change. The truth is that people will continue to make unconscious decisions about other people because that’s what our brains are wired to do. Sheep dipping people through a 3-hour workshop where they learn about …

Cultural Diversity in the Workplace: 3 Essential Elements for Success

This week, on the 21st of May, we celebrated International Day of Cultural Diversity. Whilst not as well known as Harmony Day in March, it is an important day for global recognition of how cultural diversity can enrich rather than divide communities. Modern Australian society has been built on an intentional platform of multicultural policy. According to the ABS 2011 …

Data Driven Results To Close The Pay Gap

Today is Equal Pay Day. It falls on this day to mark the additional time from the end of the financial year it takes for a woman to earn the same as her male colleagues. That’s 65-days of full-time work and a pay gap of 23.1% for total pay of full-time employees and 17.7% for base pay of full-time employees.  …

How The Gender Pay Gap Adds Up

Equal Pay Day falls tomorrow, 4th September. It marks the additional time from the end of the previous financial year it takes for a woman to earn the same as her male colleagues. This fantastic infographic from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency shows you why Equal Pay Day matters and how the national gender pay gap adds up over a …

Gender Equality: How do we drive change in 2017

Gender equality in the workplace has been under the spotlight in the last week at the World Economic Forum with Christine Lagarde, the head of the IMF commenting on the slow down in progress across the last decade. In particular the current pace of change that predicts it will take us 170 years to reach parity. https://www.wgea.gov.au/addressing-pay-equity/what-gender-pay-gap In Australia, the …