In the last ten years, gender equality has become a growing priority for businesses and government across the globe. The maxim ‘what gets measured gets managed’ is truly accepted now.

ACS Canberra is hosting an event to promote diversity, culture & leadership, as part of an International Women's Day celebration at the National Portrait Gallery on Tuesday 5 March 2019. WGEA Director, Libby Lyons, will be joined by other panellists to discuss diversity and inclusion. 

Action on pay equity

More organisations analyse gender pay gaps

There was solid growth in the number of employers analysing their payroll data for gender pay gaps (up 3.1pp to 44.7%). Of these, over six in ten reported taking action as a result of their pay gap analysis (up 1.8pp to 60.5%). However, an action gap remains: 39.5% of employers who undertook a pay gap analysis then took no action to address it.

More organisations with formal strategies for pay equity

The number of organisations implementing formal policies and/or strategies on remuneration with specific pay equity objectives is increasing. 62.7% of organisations report having a formal policy and/or strategy on remuneration (up 1.1pp). Of these organisations, 40.9% now have pay equity objectives in their remuneration policy or strategy.

2019 Scorecard chart 8 - action on pay equity

This report, commissioned by the WGEA and written by Dr Terry Fitzsimmons and a team of researchers from the AIBE Centre for Gender Equality in the Workplace, tracks EOCGE organisations over time to pinpoint commonalities in their approach to workplace gender equality and identify what leading practice looks like.