For employers

Picture this: two students graduate with the same degree, find entry-level positions in the same field and negotiate their starting salaries. The only difference is their gender.

The new reporting system will make the process of reporting simpler and faster for employers. We will provide detailed information about each of these changes between now and next April.

A change that many organisations told us they wanted to see in our new system was a simpler way for corporate groups/structures to submit their compliance report. 

One of the changes many organisations told us they would like to see in our new system was a simpler process for reporting promotions, resignations and appointments.

A number of organisations told us that the manager categories required to be submitted in their Workplace Profile did not always reflect the variety of roles in their corporate structure. To help better reflect the internal structure of your organisation and your managers, we have added some additional manager categories.

As part of our consultation process for the new WGEA Portal, employers told us that they would like to have as much of the reporting system automated as possible as well as faster upload times. To help achieve this, we have created two new Workplace Profile (WPP) templates for you to choose from.

In addition to the mandatory compliance data we collect, we have introduced several voluntary data fields which will help the Agency, and your organisation, get an even clearer picture of workplace gender equality.

Streamlining the reporting process for employers has been front of mind as the Agency builds the new WGEA reporting system. One new feature that will make the reporting process easier is the integration of the WGEA Portal with the Australian Business Register.  

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency has been featured in Apolitical's 'Gender Equality. 5 Days. 50 Ideas.'

This is an exciting initiative designed to deliver bite-sized and inspirational gender equality policy ideas to policymakers across the country.

119 organisations have received the citation this year, which recognises employer commitment and best practice in promoting gender equality in Australian workplaces.