What is the employer of choice citation?
The WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation commenced in 2014 and is a leading practice recognition program that aims to encourage, recognise and promote active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces.
The citation is strategically aligned with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 and 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.
The citation’s seven focus areas cover leadership, strategy and accountability; developing a gender balanced workforce; gender pay equity; support for caring; mainstreaming flexible work; preventing gender-based harassment and discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying; and driving change beyond your workplace.
How was it developed?
In 2017 the Agency commenced a strategic review of the citation and the revised version has been developed and effective from 2019-20. It reflects findings from the latest academic research into drivers of improved gender equality outcomes and consultation with gender equality experts and practitioners, industry groups and employers.
The citation includes criteria under seven focus areas and examines employees’ lived experience within individual workplaces.
Who is eligible for the citation?
Relevant organisations that report to the Agency under the Act may apply for the citation if they satisfy the necessary eligibility criteria.
Organisations can determine their eligibility by downloading the 2019-20 guide to citation.