Applications for the 2015 WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality are now open. Last year, 76 organisations were awarded the inaugural WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation.
The 76 organisations awarded the citation in 2014 came from a diverse mix of organisations and industries and demonstrate that it is not only large organisations that realise the value of taking a strategic and systematic approach to achieving a gender diverse workforce. Will your organiastion join the list of exceptional employers in 2015?
To be eligible to apply for this citation, organisations must be compliant with the Act and must meet all prerequisites. For all prerequisites, including those that do not relate to the annual compliance report, download the criteria and guide to citation to determine your eligibility. You can also download the indicative format of the application questionnaire to help you prepare your responses.
Process and timing
The application process is online, flowing on from compliance reporting. Online applications open on 1 April and close on 31 July annually with the list of successful applicants announced in November each year. Applications for the EOCGE citation are confidential and accessed with an AUSkey.
The online application comprises a series of additional questions under seven criteria in a survey format. In answering questions, where there is a prerequisite, you will need to confirm you meet that prerequisite. For all other questions, you will need to provide an answer, regardless of whether or not that initiative/process is in place in your organisation.
The Agency will conduct a 15-minute telephone interview with any new CEO who has not previously participated in an EOCGE interview.
Being awarded the EOCGE citation will provide recipients with significant differentiation in a competitive marketplace. Successful applicants will enjoy recognition as an EOCGE employer and the use of the logo for a period of 12 months from the announcement of the EOCGE list each year.