Numbers never tell the whole story, but they do offer a way to identify where attention is needed and track progress.
Workplace gender equality indicators relate to key areas of workplace gender equality and highlight data that you should collect at the outset and keep tracking over time. This data will support you to:
Many workplaces are required to collect and report data on gender equality, either internally or for other agencies like White Ribbon Australia or the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA). The Key progress indicators have been deliberately designed to overlap with these indicators, so many workplaces will already be collecting the information they need.
Collecting data on these key indicators can help you determine your long-term strategy and annual action plans. You can also use this data to support your workplace self-assessment using the Workplace self-assessment and the Staff survey.
Where your measurement of the Workplace gender equality indicators reveals areas of inequality, it is essential to create opportunities for staff to provide feedback on their experience in the workplace and their views on why inequality persists. You might do this through a staff survey, by running focus groups or by engaging key staff in dialogue about barriers to gender equality.