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 …

New partnership in 2020

Diversity Atlas’ new partnerships in 2020

A vision for a culturally-responsive City of Whittlesea Diversity Atlas is pleased to announce a new partnership with the City of Whittlesea, a Local Government Area in the north of Melbourne. Serving one of Australia’s fastest-growing localities, Whittlesea Council is committed to increasing the cultural responsiveness of the services it …

diverse team

Diverse teams for success: three golden rules

Say that your organisation has delivered on a commitment to recruit from a broad talent pool, having overcome structural biases in hiring. You’re likely to perform well in building a diverse team that rightly reflects the heterogeneity of a multicultural society. But what comes next after building that diverse team? …

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

Making your diverse workforce diversity agile

No matter how good your organisation’s diversity data is, it’s only the starting point of a diversity management roadmap. When Diversity Atlas works with organisations to turn the insights into their diverse workforce into better diversity management, the goal is to help them become what we call diversity agile. The …

cald

Why ‘culturally and linguistically diverse’ has had its day

Meet two Australians. One is the child of migrants from Italy, and speaks Italian at home and English in her well-paying corporate job. One is a blue-collar worker who arrived in Australia as a refugee from Myanmar; despite living here with his family for many years he still faces challenges …

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 …