cald- compliance thinking

Are you falling for “compliance thinking” on diversity?

Talk long enough about any form of the socially aware business initiative—from promoting sustainability to Indigenous reconciliation and workforce diversity—and the same question comes up: does it matter whether companies are doing the ‘right thing’ for the ‘right’ reasons? Does the effectiveness of those initiatives depend on which imperatives businesses …

Cultural Diversity is like an incredible Rubik’s cube!

Given the increasingly populist nature of political discourse in America and Europe, successful businesses must continue to think inclusively and internationally.  Cultural diversity in the workplace provides a definitive competitive advantage for businesses who want to operate globally.  From Google to Qantas and Deloitte, organisations across a multitude of industries …

3 simple tips for sexual orientation data

3 simple tips for better sexual orientation data

Collecting data on the diversity of sexual orientation self-identifications of your workforce can be an important part of mapping your organisation’s diversity profile. But there are important things to keep in mind. You need to ask in a way that allows colleagues to express their identities in terms that are …

diverse workforce

A diverse workforce for government: what’s missing?

Australians naturally expect that the public service should be representative of the diversity of the community it serves, and there are clear practical benefits to fulfilling this community expectation for a diverse workforce in government. Among public sector leaders, we’re seeing a lot of buy-in to the idea that the …

Why your organisation’s main diversity challenge is one of understanding

Why your organisation’s main diversity challenge is one of understanding

For those of us working in the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) arena, it’s dispiriting to begin the new decade with a shared set of worries about how many societies are growing more sceptical of the benefits of diversity, globalisation and cultural difference. To be sure, any serious and effective strategy …