To celebrate and raise awareness of World Youth Skills Day on Sunday 15 July, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) is encouraging Australians to reject the idea of ‘girls’ and ‘boys’ subjects in school.
Mother’s Day is a day of celebration for families across Australia. It is also an opportunity for us to consider what motherhood means in contemporary society. Many mothers want to pursue careers alongside raising their children and they should not be penalised for doing so.
Consulting engineering firms know they have a challenge recruiting women into their highly male-dominated industry. While firms compete for a limited pool of female talent, understanding the gender balance of the graduate intake across the industry is important for developing and tracking recruitment strategies.
WGEA data shows employers are realising the importance of doing a gender pay gap analysis with 37.7% of organisations conducting an analysis last year, an increase of almost 11 percentage points. It is important for all organisations to look at your data, as you may be surprised by the results.
University students across the country are heading into a new academic year as the latest graduate labour market statistics confirm that Australian female graduates continue to be paid less across the majority of fields than male graduates.