Responsibility for gender equity strategies should be partially devolved from centralised HR departments to line managers, and training to combat "unconscious bias" in selection processes should be mandated for supervisors and managers, according to a new report on barriers to women's career advancement in higher education.
The IEU has underlined one of the challenges facing initiators of equal pay cases, revealing that three years after it joined United Voice and the AEU in seeking equal remuneration orders for early childhood educators, it is struggling to identify a "comparator" profession.
Former Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick says a culture of sexual harassment in the Australian Federal Police is so "pervasive" that almost one in two females and 20% of males have experienced it in the past five years.
Victoria's Civil and Administrative Tribunal has found an executive search company doesn't need an exemption from equal opportunity laws to conduct its female executive recruitment program, but has used its business as a case study, setting out the steps for other applicants to self-assess whether they are already exempt.
ASX 200 organisations are "pro-active" in addressing gender-based pay inequity and more likely than smaller companies to address gender pay gaps but they still have a higher pay differential and a fewer women in leadership roles, according to a new WGEA report.
A Shorten Labor Government would introduce an "anonymous CV" regime for all federal public service graduate and entry-level positions, in a bid to eliminate unconscious gender bias in assessment of job applications.
With the deadline looming for companies to submit their annual gender equity reports, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency has highlighted a 13.9% pay gap for female senior managers in law firms, while a new KPMG report shows ASX-listed employers are making slow progress in appointing female senior executives – with the notable exception of HR roles.
A Turnbull Government review is calling for legislative change to overhaul "ineffective" recruitment practices and boost gender equality in the Australian Public Service, but the CPSU has criticised it for missing an opportunity to drive positive change.