About the Self-Assessment Tool
The Gender Equality Self-Assessment Tool aids and guides organisations in evaluating their commitment to gender equality and inclusivity. This resource covers aspects ranging from female representation and diversity to recruitment practices, policies and training and workplace values. Through a series of targeted questions, the Self-Assessment Tool, based on information provided by the user, seeks to identify gaps, across five critical areas:
1. Representation and Diversity
This first section of the Self-Assessment Tool focuses on female representation in the organisation, capturing insights on workforce demographics, especially in traditionally male-dominated areas. We aim to understand inclusivity and diversity by considering the spread of women, as well as those who identify as part of various ethnicities and races, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQIA+ community. This offers businesses an overview of their diversity status and the effectiveness of their female representation strategies.
2. Recruitment and Retention
In this segment, we examine the organisation’s hiring and retention practices for a diverse workforce. We analyse efforts ensuring gender equality in recruitment, talent development, retention, and potential pay gaps. Responses related to gender-neutral job postings, bias prevention, and women’s advancement opportunities will shed light on the depth of gender equality in the organisation, aiding leaders in assessing their dedication to equity and inclusion.
3. Policies and Procedures
This third section delves into the formal frameworks addressing gender equality and associated concerns. We seek to understand existing policies on gender equality, anti-harassment, and gender-based violence, their enforcement, support structures, leave policies, and reporting mechanisms. Responses will highlight the strength of policies promoting a safe and equitable workplace.
4. Training and Development
Here, we scrutinise the organisation’s dedication to gender equality awareness and education for staff. We assess training on diversity, gender inequality, and harassment; leadership programs on inclusion; mentoring for women; and manager training on biases. We also guide the company’s approach to external collaboration for gender-based violence training. Responses will provide insights into the commitment to an informed, gender-equal workspace.
5. Workplace Values and Climate
The final section assesses the organisation’s values towards fostering a gender-equal environment. We delve into how the business evaluates its stance on gender equality, role definitions, reporting mechanisms, and flexibility for caregiving responsibilities. Additionally, we consider resources that support employee well-being. Responses will assist leaders in gauging their company’s commitment to gender-focused values.
Thank you for joining us and taking this first step towards building a gender-equal organisation and society. Your willingness to reflect on your current practices and engage with this assessment signifies more than organisational growth; it’s a testament to your commitment to fostering a culture where everyone is seen, heard, and valued.