Australia’s largest life insurer TAL has been awarded an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality Citation by the Commonwealth Workplace Gender Equality Agency.
The citation is awarded to organisations that meet rigorous standards in workplace gender equality and recognises the actions those organisations have taken to make lasting change to achieve gender equity.
TAL Group CEO Jim Minto said: “TAL is enormously proud to have been awarded the Employer of Choice for Gender Equality Citation which recognises the work we as a company have implemented to remove gender inequality from the workplace.
“This has involved closing the pay gap for all roles and a range of initiatives to promote greater diversity and inclusion for all regardless of gender, racial background or physical ability. Our work on diversity and inclusion is ongoing to ensure we maintain our positive and supportive workplace culture and to help our employees achieve their potential.”
Helen Conway, Director, Workplace Gender Equality Agency, said: “The WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality Citation recognises organisations that have demonstrated an active commitment to gender equality in their workplace with a focus on removing the structural and cultural barriers that prevent the full participation of women at work.
“Employees should view this citation as a guiding light when making employment decisions. They should see it as a symbol of an organisation that is an industry leader, a facilitator of change and an employer who is committed to removing barriers that prevent all of their workforce from participating fully in the workplace.”
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, including introduction of popular Working Mum’s and Working Dad’s Programs
- 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 was recently awarded Employer of the Year in the 2014 Money Management Women in Financial Services Awards in recognition of its commitment to gender equality, and Mr Minto was recently appointed an honorary Pay Equity Ambassador for the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in recognition of both TAL and his personal commitment to pay and gender equality in the workplace.
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TAL is Australia’s largest life insurance company with leading competitive offerings in each of its core distribution channels: direct to customers; through financial advisers; and via group and workplace superannuation schemes. With in-force premiums of $2.2 billion, TAL provides more life insurance solutions to Australians than any other insurer. TAL is owned by The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited, one of Japan’s largest life insurers.