Creating an inclusive culture where diversity can thrive.
At Hays, we recognise the value of a diverse and skilled workforce. We know from experience that a diverse workforce made up of different perspectives, combined with an inclusive culture, positively influences performance, creativity and builds the foundation for innovation.
We are committed to creating an inclusive and collaborative workplace that supports our high-performance culture where our people can flourish and succeed. By welcoming people from all backgrounds and embracing our differences, everyone can be themselves at work and reach their true potential.
We are equally committed to partnering with our clients across ANZ to support them in achieving their diversity goals to reflect and enrich the broader markets and communities in which we operate.
As a business, we are on a journey towards a more diverse and inclusive workforce and together, every one of us can learn and evolve.
As part of our ongoing commitment to diversity, we established a Diversity committee in August 2016 that work alongside operations and People & Culture to focus on our five key diversity pillars; Gender, LGBTIQ+, Disability, Indigenous and Ethnicity.
At Hays, we are committed to ensuring that both women and men have equal career development opportunities. We are proud of our achievements in gender equality at all levels of the business which we have achieved through creating an inclusive and meritocratic culture.
This is proven by the following key indicators from this year's Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) report:
- 65% of our total employee population in ANZ is female
- 44% of our ANZ board are female
- 56% of people managers in the business are female
- In the last 12 months 83% if employees that took parental leave returned to work. Of those employees, 100% returned on a flexible work arrangement
We are passionate about creating a respectful and inclusive culture where LGBTIQ+ (Lesbian, Gays, Bisexual, Transsexual & Intersex) individuals can be their authentic selves at work. We are proud to partner with Pride in Diversity to engage in meaningful events and initiatives to educate our people on LGBTIQ+ in the workplace.
Hays are committed to supporting and promoting the inclusion of people with a lived experience of a disability. By developing our business confidence in our internal and external recruitment practices, we seek to better enable employment access to people with a disability.
As proud partners with Australian Network on Disability (AND), we are working to further develop our knowledge, skills and resources to increase accessibility.
Hays is committed to providing increased Indigenous participation and employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians. We are proud to have started our journey with Reconciliation Australia to promote and facilitate respect, trust and positive relationships between the Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.
We have introduced the Acknowledgement of Country across our business internally and to our clients to demonstrate awareness and pay respect to the Traditional Owners and ongoing custodians of the land - the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. We have partnered with organisations across the country to assist in increasing employment opportunities and access to employment for Indigenous Australians including:
- Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) - A mentoring programme provided by selected Hays Directors to Indigenous high school pupils to improve their pathways to education or employment.
- Aboriginal Employment Strategy - Strategies provided to consultants across key accounts to enable them to increase Indigenous representation within their clients' temporary workforce.
At Hays, we recognise the value of a diverse workforce achieved by empowering and embracing the strengths of all our people.
We are proud of our cultural diversity and we will continue to strengthen and embed an inclusive culture throughout Hays. Working towards a greater cultural understanding we believe in harnessing the benefits of a diverse workforce to enable our people and business to thrive.