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AWRA Publications

AWRA Guide to Flexible Work
01 Diversity as an Imperative for Business Leaders
02 Implementing a diversity and inclusion strategy
03 Building your employment brand and selling your EVP
04 Innovative attraction and recruitment strategies
05 Building an inclusive culture and engaged workforce
06 Supportive work-life strategies
07 Developing and utilising your female talent
08 Providing support through mentoring
09 Being recognised as a preferred employer for women

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Feature Publications

The Power of Flexibility: A key enabler to boost gender parity and employee engagement

Melanie Sanders, Jennifer Zeng, Meredith Hellicar and Kathryn Fagg

Men, middle managers and gender inclusive leadership

Cranfield University, 2015

ANZ Women’s Report: Barriers to achieving financial gender equity

ANZ, 2015

Driving and implementing a flexibility at work agenda

Robert Walters, 2015

Attraction, Recruitment and Retention+
Women in manufacturing : Recruit, retain, and advance women Deloitte 2015
Gender diversity, why aren’t we getting it right? Hays Group 2015
Gender inclusivity of engineering students’ experiences of workplace learning Office for Learning & Teaching 2015
The Connected Workplace: War for talent in the digital economy Deloitte 2013
A strategic approach to workforce planning in the mining industry – MiHRInnovate, September 2013
What Women Want in a Construction Career A discussion paper commissioned by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) 2013
Leading practice principles for Attracting and Retaining Women in the Minerals and Energy Sector Seventh Edition March 2013, Queensland Resources Council 2013
Learning from their success: A study into women executives Hay Group 2012
Employee Attraction and Retention in the Australian Resources Sector Journal of Industrial Relations 2011
Unearthing New Resources – attracting and retaining women in the Australian minerals industry Australian Government; Minerals Council of Australia 2009
Retaining Women in the Workforce Australian Institute of Management - Victoria and Tasmania 2008
Generation f: attract, engage, retain Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency 2008
What Students Want – Career Drivers, Expectations and Perceptions of Mining Engineering and Minerals Processing Students Minerals Council of Australia 2007
New Generations at Work: Attracting, Recruiting, Retraining & Training Generation Y McCrindle Research 2006
Attraction of Young People to the Australian Mining Workforce – A Perspective from New Professionals Alison Keogh, Rob Johansen, Pat Hanna, (Presented by Alison Keogh At AusIMM Congress 2004, Townsville, Australia) 2004
Workplaces that work – Creating a Workplace Culture that Attracts, Retains and Promotes Women Denise McLean, The Centre of Excellence for Women's Advancement, The Conference Board of Canada. Prepared for The Federal/ Provincial/ Territorial Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women 2003
Workforce Turnover in FIFO Mining Operations in Australia: An Exploratory Study Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining and Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre, The University of Queensland 2003
Benchmarks and Models+
Athena Swan Charter Equality Challenge Unit 2015
Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmark: Standards for Organizations Around the World Julie O'Mara, Alan Richter and 79 Expert Panelists 2014
Bias+
Beat your bias, Question your first impression TEDxSouthBank 2015
Inclusion nudges guidebook: Practical techniques for changing behaviour, culture & systems to mitigate unconscious bias and create inclusive organisations Deloitte 2015
Implicit Association Test (IAT) Project Implicit, Harvard University 2015
Getting to grips with unconscious bias (No. 3 of the Gender Worx Working Paper Series) Karen Morley, PhD, Co-founder Gender Worx 2015
Cascading gender biases, compounding effects: An assessment of Talent Management Systems Anika K. Warren 2009
Proven Strategies for Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Workplace Diversity Best Practice, August 2008, Volume 2, Issue 5 2008
Business Case+
Australia’s hidden resource: The economic case for increasing female participation Goldman Sachs 2015
Why diversity matters McKinsey & Company 2015
The Prospects for Managing Diversity in the Public Sector Deloitte 2015
Board diversity: Think outside the square – Initiatives to increase gender diversity on Australian boards Australian Institute of Company Directors 2015
Untapped opportunity – The role of women in unlocking Australia’s productivity potential EY 2015
First Step: The Link between Collective Intelligence and Diversity Catalyst 2014
Cracking the Code KPMG 2014
In his Own Words – The Male Perspective on Gender Diversity EY 2013
Diversity’s new frontier: Diversity of thought and the future of the workforce Deloitte University Press 2013
Women Matter – Making the Breakthrough McKinsey & Company 2012
Learning from their success: A study into women executives Hay Group 2012
Increasing the Involvement of Women in the South Australian Resources Sector – The Business Imperative – Discussion Paper February 2012 Resources and Engineering Skills Alliance - Catherine Pattenden and Phoebe Tallent 2012
Only skin deep? – Re-examining the business case for diversity Deloitte 2011
The Bottom Line: Corporate Performance and Women’s Representation on Boards (2004-2008) Catalyst 2011
ASX 500 – Women Leaders – Research note The Reibey Institute 2011
Women’s Empowerment Principles – Equality means business A Partnership Initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact Office 2011
Women Matter 3 – Women leaders, a competitive edge in and after the crisis McKinsey & Company 2011
The business case for women as leaders: One woman is not enough Chief Executive Women 2011
Australia’s Hidden Resource: The Economic Case for Increasing Female Participation Goldman Sachs, JB Were 2009
Women Matter – Gender diversity, a corporate performance driver McKinsey & Company 2007
Workplaces that work – Creating a Workplace Culture that Attracts, Retains and Promotes Women Denise McLean, The Centre of Excellence for Women's Advancement, The Conference Board of Canada. Prepared for The Federal/ Provincial/ Territorial Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women 2003
Case Studies (Australia)+
Diversity and Inclusion Origin Energy 2016
Alcoa attracts mums back to work every time Alcoa 2015
Gender balance and the link to performance McKinsey & Company 2015
Gender Diversity at Aurizon Aurizon 2015
Caltex Australia (including Diversity Policy 2010 and Caltex Babycare) Caltex Australia 2015
Gender diversity in Coal Anglo American 2013
Leading practice principles for Attracting and Retaining Women in the Minerals and Energy Sector Seventh Edition March 2013, Queensland Resources Council 2013
Perpetual Diversity Policy Perpetual Limited 2010
New Corporate Governance Recommendations on Diversity – Early adopter case studies Australian Institute of Company Directors 2010
Compliance, Legislation and Reporting+
ASX Diversity Policy Statement Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) 2015
ASX Corporate Governance Council Principles and Recommendations on Diversity – Analysis of disclosures for financial years ended between 31 December 2012 and 30 December 2013 KPMG 2014
Preparing for reporting Workplace Gender Equality Agency 2013
New Corporate Governance Recommendations on Diversity – Tips for getting started Australian Institute of Company Directors 2010
ASX Corporate Governance Council Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations with 2010 Amendments Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) 2010
New Corporate Governance Recommendations on Diversity – Early adopter case studies Australian Institute of Company Directors 2010
Culture+
Uncovering talent: A new model of inclusion Deloitte 2015
Engaging men in women’s activities International Financial Law Review 2015
Diversity’s new frontier: Diversity of thought and the future of the workforce Deloitte University Press, 2013 2015
Moving mind-sets on gender diversity: McKinsey Global Survey results McKinsey & Company 2014
Stop Blaming Women: Prescribing a 21st Century Approach to Gender Diversity Hay Group. 2013 2013
Anatomy of Change: How inclusive Cultures Evolve Catalyst 2013
Gender and safety in mining – Workshop planner series Government of Western Australia, Department of Mines and Petroleum 2012
Resilience: Women’s Fit, Functioning and Growth at Work: Indicators and Predictors Victor Sojo and Professor Robert Wood, Centre for Ethical Leadership, Melbourne Business School 2012
Work, Life and Workplace Culture: The Australian Work and Life Index 2008 Natalie Skinner and Barbara Pocock, Centre for Work + Life, Hawke Research Institute for Sustainable Societies, University of South Australia 2008
Workplaces that work – Creating a Workplace Culture that Attracts, Retains and Promotes Women Denise McLean, The Centre of Excellence for Women's Advancement, The Conference Board of Canada. Prepared for The Federal/ Provincial/ Territorial Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women 2003
Development+
Learning from their success: A study into women executives Hay Group 2012
New Generations at Work: Attracting, Recruiting, Retraining & Training Generation Y McCrindle Research 2006
Diversity Strategy+
How to set gender diversity targets – Guidelines for setting and meeting targets to increase gender diversity in the workplace Workplace Gender Equality Agency 2015
Gender Strategy Toolkit Workplace Gender Equality Agency 2015
Organisational diversity programs across cultures: effects on absenteeism, turnover, performance and innovation Deloitte 2015
A balancing act: Creating a diverse workforce Hays Group 2015
Women in Mining: A guide to integrating women into the workforce International Finance Corporation / Lonmin Plc., 2009 2015
Workforce Diversity – Industry Snapshot Consult Australia 2013
Progressing Women ANZ 2012
Waiter, is that inclusion in my soup? – A new recipe to improve business performance Deloitte and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission 2012
2012 Global Workforce Study – Engagement at Risk: Driving Strong Performance in a Volatile Global Environment Towers Watson 2012
Global Diversity and Inclusion: Fostering innovation through a diverse workforce Forbes Insights 2011
The XX Factor Hay Group 2010
Perpetual Diversity Policy Perpetual Limited 2010
Increasing Diversity in Police Departments: Strategies and Tools for Human Rights Commissions and Others Executive Session Papers Human Rights Commissions and Criminal Justice. Marea L. Beeman, Series Editor 2006
Employee Engagement+
The role of diversity practices and inclusion in promoting trust and employee engagement Deloitte 2015
SHRM Work Engagement Template Society of Human Resource Management (template on Survey Monkey) 2015
Top 10 questions for employee engagement surveys Melcrum 2012
The Relationship between Engagement at Work and Organizational Outcomes Gallup 2012
Engagement and Culture: Engaging Talent in Turbulent Times Hewitt 2009
Flexible Work Practices+
The Power of Flexibility: A key enabler to boost gender parity and employee engagement Melanie Sanders, Jennifer Zeng, Meredith Hellicar and Kathryn Fagg 2016
Employee flexibility toolkit – How to negotiate and manage a successful flexible working arrangement Workplace Gender Equality Agency 2015
Readiness assessment – Is your organisation ready for a strategic approach to flexibility? Workplace Gender Equality Agency 2015
Manager flexibility toolkit – How to create successful, engaged and productive flexible teams Workplace Gender Equality Agency 2015
Briefing note: managing requests for flexible working arrangements Workplace Gender Equality Agency 2015
Untapped opportunity – The role of women in unlocking Australia’s productivity potential EY 2015
The Flex Work Imperative Unify New Way to Work Index 2014
The Persistent Challenge: Living, Working and Caring in Australia in 2014 Natalie Skinner and Barbara Pocock, Centre for Work and Life, University of South Australia 2014
Engaging men in flexible working arrangements Workplace Gender Equality Agency 2013
The Connected Workplace: War for talent in the digital economy Deloitte 2013
Best Practice Guide – Work & family Fair Work Ombudsman 2013
Employers take note: men want flexible working too! Diversity Council Australia 2012
Learning from their success: A study into women executives Hay Group 2012
The Big Squeeze: Work, home and care in 2012 – The Australian Work and Life Index Natalie Skinner, Claire Hutchinson and Barbara Pocock, Centre for Work + Life, University of South Australia 2012
REC Flexible Work Commission Report Recruitment and Employment Confederation, UK 2012
Fly-In-Fly-Out (FIFO)+
A matter of choice – Capturing the FIFO opportunities in Pilbara communities The Chamber of Minerals and Energy WA 2012
The Uncommitted Workforce: Development of Organisational Commitment in Fly-In Fly-Out (FIFO) Workforces Through Organisational and Supervisor Support Matthew Walford, School of Psychology, Murdoch University, WA 2012
Satisfaction with a fly-in/fly-out (FIFO) lifestyle: Is it related to rosters, children and support resources utilised by Australian employees and partners and does it impact on relationship quality and stress?​​ Wendy Voysey, School of Psychology, Murdoch University, WA 2012
An exploration of the experiences of women who FIFO Julie Pirotta, Curtin University of Technology 2009
Indigenous Women+
Experiences of Indigenous Women in the Australian Mining Industry Joni Parmenter, published in Gendering the Field: Towards Sustainable Livelihoods for Mining Communities. 2011
Leadership+
Innovation, high performance and diversity Deloitte 2016
The six signature traits of inclusive leadership Deloitte 2016
Being board ready: A guide for women Government of Western Australia 2015
Women in the boardroom: A global perspective Deloitte 2015
The advancement of women in the workplace Hays Group 2015
Fast forward: Leading in a brave new world of diversity Chartered Accountants ANZ, 2015 2015
Moving the needle on the diversity dial Morgan McKinley 2015
Board diversity: Think outside the square – Initiatives to increase gender diversity on Australian boards Australian Institute of Company Directors 2015
Fostering women leaders: A fitness test for your top team McKinsey & Company 2015
First Step: The Link between Collective Intelligence and Diversity Catalyst 2014
Cracking the Code KPMG 2014
Accelerating the advancement of women in leadership: Listening, Learning, Leading Male Champions of Change 2013
Diversity Mentoring Horizons Unlimited 2013
Career Playbook – Practical Tips for Women in Leadership The Korn/Ferry Institute 2013
Creating a Positive Cycle: Critical Steps to Achieving Gender Parity in Australia Bain & Company 2013
Gender Diversity in Management: Targetting Untapped Talent – First Steps Australian Institute of Management 2013
Women in leadership: Still a tough battle (incl. quarterly mobility, confidence & job satisfaction) Randstad Workmonitor Global Press Report, wave 1, 2013 Ranstand Holding nv 2013
Women in Leadership: Understanding the Gender Gap (2013) Committee for Economic Development of Australia 2013
2012 Australian Census of Women in Leadership Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency 2013
Mining for talent: A study of women on boards in the mining industry by WIM (UK) and PwC Women in Mining (WIM)(UK) and PwC 2013
Resilience: Women’s Fit, Functioning and Growth at Work: Indicators and Predictors Victor Sojo and Professor Robert Wood, Centre for Ethical Leadership, Melbourne Business School 2012
Learning from their success: A study into women executives Hay Group 2012
Are All Welcome A-board: Does the Gender of Directors Matter? Miriam Shwartz-Ziv; Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) 2012
Statistics: Appointments to S&P/ASX 200 Boards Australian Institute of Company Directors 2012
Women’s Empowerment Principles – Equality means business A Partnership Initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact Office 2011
The Bottom Line: Corporate Performance and Women’s Representation on Boards (2004-2008) Catalyst 2011
ASX 500 – Women Leaders – Research note The Reibey Institute 2011
Only skin deep? – Re-examining the business case for diversity Deloitte 2011
Our experiences in elevating the representation of women in leadership – A letter from business leaders An initiative of the Male Champions of Change group, convened by Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission. 2011
Women Matter 3 – Women leaders, a competitive edge in and after the crisis McKinsey & Company 2011
Women in leadership Australian Human Rights Commission 2011
The business case for women as leaders: One woman is not enough Chief Executive Women 2011
The Promise of Future Leadership: A Research Program on Highly Talented Employees in the Pipeline Catalyst by Nancy M Carter, Christine Silva 2010
Women at the top of corporations: Making it happen McKinsey & Company 2010
Mentoring and e-Mentoring+
Women as Mentors: Does She or Doesn’t She? A Global Study of Businesswomen and Mentoring DDI 2013
Retaining staff through mentoring Horizons Unlimited 2013
The Business Case for Mentoring Horizons Unlimited 2013
Why mentoring benefits the mentors too Women's Agenda 2012
Mentoring for Change Dr Jennifer de Vries, Universities Australia Executive Women 2011
Mentoring, Organizational Rank, and Women’s Perceptions of Advancement Opportunities in the Workplace Christa Ellen Washington, Forum on Public Policy 2010
Make mentoring work for you: Ten strategies for success T&D 2009
How to Build a Successful Mentoring Program using the Elements of Effective Practice MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership 2005
Parental Leave+
Supporting working parents Australian Government 2015
Parental Leave Toolkit Minerals Council Australia 2014
Best Practice Guide – Parental leave Fair Work Ombudsman 2013
The ‘how to’ guide to parental leave Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency 2011
The Road to Success after Maternity Leave: Retaining Professionals in the Mining Industry The AusIMM Bulletin July/August 2005 2005
Pay Equity+
The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in the United Kingdom McKinsey 2016
Gender Equity Insights 2016: Inside Australia’s gender pay gap Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) and Workplace Gender Equality Agency 2016
Guide to gender pay equity – Practical steps to improve pay equity between women and men in your organisation Workplace Gender Equality Agency 2015
Toolkits for developing a pay equity strategy Workplace Gender Equality Agency 2015
Toolkits for conducting a pay gap analysis Workplace Gender Equality Agency 2015
Best Practice Guide – Gender pay equity Fair Work Ombudsman 2013
Gender Pay Gap Statistics, 2012 Workplace Gender Equality Agency 2012
She works hard for the money: Australian women and the gender divide AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report, Issue 22, April 2009 2009
Gender pay equity and associated issues for women in mining – Survey report AUSIMM and WIMNet 2009
Gender Pay Equity and Work Practices in the Minerals and Metallurgy Sector AUSIMM and WIMNet 2009
Making it Fair: Pay equity and associated issued related to increasing female participation in the workforce House of Representatives Standing Committee on Employment and Workplace Relations 2009
Profiles+
100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining Women in Mining 2015
100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining WIM (UK)/Sponsored by Standard Bank 2013
Leading practice principles for Attracting and Retaining Women in the Minerals and Energy Sector Seventh Edition March 2013, Queensland Resources Council 2013
Sexual Harassment+
Sexual Harassment – Information for Employees Australian Human Rights Commission 2015
Sexual Harassment – Information for Employers Australian Human Rights Commission 2015
Working without fear: Results of the Sexual Harassment National Telephone Survey 2012 Australian Human Rights Commission 2012
Statistics and Measures+
Women in the workplace McKinsey & Company 2015
The power of parity: How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth McKinsey & Company 2015
The bottom line: Corporate performance and women’s representation on boards Catalyst 2015
Australia’s working women heading back to the future? Diversity Council Australia 2015
Women in Australia Catalyst 2014
Gender workplace statistics at a glance, October 2013 Workplace Gender Equality Agency 2013
Gender Pay Gap Statistics, 2012 Workplace Gender Equality Agency 2012
Work,Life and Workplace Flexibility: The Australian Work and Life Index 2009 Barbara Pocock, Natalie Skinner and Reina Ichii, Centre for Work + Life, University of South Australia 2009
Vedior Asia Pacific Employment Trends Survey 2008 Vedior 2008
Work, Life and Workplace Culture: The Australian Work and Life Index 2008 Natalie Skinner and Barbara Pocock, Centre for Work + Life, Hawke Research Institute for Sustainable Societies, University of South Australia 2008
Young Workers+
PwC’s NextGen: A global generational study – Evolving talent strategy to match the new workforce reality PwC 2013
New Generations at Work: Attracting, Recruiting, Retraining & Training Generation Y McCrindle Research 2006