TAL, one of Australia’s leading life insurers, has been recognised as one of Australia’s leading promoters of workplace equality after being named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for the seventh consecutive year.
The citation is awarded by the Commonwealth Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) to organisations that meet rigorous standards in workplace gender equality and demonstrate an active commitment to achieving gender equality.
“We are honoured to be recognised today for our ongoing efforts to foster a diverse and inclusive culture so our people can contribute fully and with passion for our customers, partners, colleagues and the community,” said TAL Group CEO & Managing Director and WGEA Pay Equity Ambassador, Brett Clark.
This accolade recognises TAL’s ongoing commitment to enhancing gender equality through initiatives including:
- Maintaining pay equity (within one per cent variance) and undertaking a bi-annual pay gap analysis to ensure this
- Actively working to achieve greater numbers of women in senior leadership roles
- Equal employment policies and training for everyone at TAL
- Providing flexible working options for all TAL people
- Maintaining a focus on gender equality through an active employee action group
- Offering domestic violence leave, training and support
- Parental leave benefits and support for males and females, including continued paid superannuation and staff group insurance coverage for the first 12 months, and guaranteed flexible working options for the first 6 months after returning to work.
“TAL has an ongoing commitment to workplace pay equity and gender equality. These commitments are a key part of our strategy, culture and values, and we will ensure that they remain at the forefront of all business practices, for the benefit of our people, our customers and the community.
“We know that a diverse and inclusive work environment benefits everyone and contributes to our organisation’s ability to understand and support the more than 4.5 million diverse Australians insured by TAL.”