The Workplace Gender Equality Agency is pleased to announce 76 organisations have been awarded the inaugural WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation.
Like its predecessor, the Employer of Choice for Women citation, the WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation will deliver a significant advantage to citation holders in differentiating their employer brand and attracting and retaining top talent.
Developed in consultation with previous citation holders, the EOCGE criteria serve as a comprehensive ‘roadmap’ for change, guiding employers on how to develop leading workplaces that maximise the full potential of female and male talent.
The new citation is also aligned with reporting requirements under the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 and reflects the change in focus of the legislation to promote and improve gender equality outcomes for both women and men.
In fact, 2014 applications highlight a growing recognition of the need to integrate men into diversity initiatives with a focus on promoting acceptance around men taking parental leave and working flexibly.
The 76 organisations that have been awarded the citation in 2014 come 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.
A full list of the 2014 citation holders can be downloaded here.
How to apply for the 2015 WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation
The Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation recognises that gender equality is increasingly critical to an organisation's success and is viewed as a baseline feature of well-managed and leading organisations.
Being awarded the EOCGE citation will provide recipients with significant differentiation in a competitive marketplace.
If your organisation would like to apply for the citation in 2015, download the criteria and guide to citation to determine your eligibility.