EQUAL PAY DAY
Over 50 women from a variety of backgrounds attended this forum in the Darlington Centre at Sydney University that focused on gender equity within the small to medium enterprise (SME) sector of Australian business. The forum was hosted by Prof Marian Baird of the Women and Work Research Group and eS4W. (Click here for the summary)
PAY EQUITY FORUM
Held in the week of Equal Pay Day, this forum in Melbourne provided the opportunity for a wide range of interested people – including academics with expertise in human resource management in small to medium sized enterprises (SME) sector and with expertise in pay equity; representatives of business, employees, women’s organisations and the public sector – to discuss pay equity in the SME sector.The aim of the forum was twofold:
Click here for SME Resources provided at the forum.
to gain a better understanding of the challenges and needs for SMEs in considering pay equity and the attraction and retention of female employees; and
to plan how best to support SMEs to achieve pay equity and to harness the full potential of their workforce. A full report is forthcoming.
A report will be provided early November.
WGEA - IMPLEMENTATION CONSULTATION GROUP
Sandra Cook, eS4W's Chair, attended the second meeting for the Workplace Gender Equality Agency Implementation Consultation Group on 16 September. The focus was on Workplace Profiles and Benchmarks for 2013/14.
The Group examined the proposed Workplace Profile and Reporting Questionnaire for Employers for the 2013-2014 reporting period. This was a very good opportunity for the agency to receive feedback and comment from a diverse group. They also looked at the Reporting Questionnaire being drafted for the Gender Equality Indicators for the 2014-15 reporting period, offering comment on interpretation and presentation.