Consulting with employees means formally communicating and engaging with key employee stakeholders throughout the process of developing and implementing a gender equality strategy. Ongoing consultation will help organisations understand any emerging needs and priorities of employees and generate practical ideas and solutions. Findings from consultations should inform policies and strategies and generate positive change in workplaces.
To successfully implement a gender equality strategy, continuous communication and engagement with key stakeholders is critical.
Key stakeholders to include in communication and engagement plans are:
- board members
- CEO and executive team members
- all levels of management
- human resource team members
- clients and suppliers
- other key stakeholders