TAL is proud to announce it has won the Employer of the Year Award at the Money Management/Super Review 2014 Women in Financial Services Awards ceremony last night.
The award recognises TAL’s proactive approach in driving gender equity in the workplace. The judges looked at how TAL has helped women by creating flexibility in the workplace, addressed gender pay imbalance and launched a range of specific recruitment, training and monitoring programs to promote gender equity.
TAL Chief People and Culture Officer Andy Moffat said: “I am very proud of the work TAL has done over the past two years to proactively tackle workplace gender equity and promote greater diversity and inclusion.
“Winning this award both recognises and validates the work we have done on equality, which ultimately is about doing the right thing by our people. Support for our efforts in this area has been strong right across the organisation from the Board and Executive through to all areas of the business.”
Adopting policies to recognise equality is an important step, but implementing those policies and developing and operating initiatives are the crucial steps to make lasting change. Fairness and doing the right thing are part of the TAL culture, which is something our employees tells us makes us a great place to work at.
Key activities in TAL’s broader gender equality program include:
- Closing the pay gender gap to almost 100% equal pay across the organisation.
- Maternity (and paternity) support.
- Hiring both genders on equal pay for the same roles.
- Management training on gender equity.
- Monitoring, measuring and reporting of diversity and inclusion activities.
TAL’s Group CEO Jim Minto was recently appointed an honorary Pay Equity Ambassador for the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) in recognition of TAL and Jim’s commitment to pay and gender equality in the workplace.
TAL has challenged all workplaces to ‘do the right thing’ and fix pay and gender inequality in the workplace once and for all.
Additional information on TAL's gender, diversity and inclusion work.