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1 DIVERSITY POLICY

2 CONTENTS 1. POLICY STATEMENT 2. PURPOSE 3. SCOPE 4. OBJECTIVES 5. POLICY DETAILS 6. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 7. MONITORING, EVALUATION AND REVIEW 2

3 1. POLICY STATEMENT In order to maintain a key competitive advantage in today s business, most organisations have realised that it is imperative to focus on developing a talented and diversified workforce. The main benefits of a diversified workforce include: Financial Performance - organisations with a higher proportion of gender diversity in top management positions have superior share price growth than average organisations; Leadership drawing leaders from a total talent pool improves organisational bench strength, and enables different personalities and motivational strengths into leadership roles; Cost losing talent is expensive in both employment and opportunity cost terms. Based on recruitment costs, low productivity, recruitment time and the cost of training new employee s, this can equate to % of an annual package; Innovation and Insight valuing and incorporating diversity and a divergence of views amongst staff, encourages greater creativity and innovation, as well as diligence in decisionmaking and risk management; and Clients and Customers clients and customers are diverse. They expect you to leverage from talented individuals who understand them and can meet their needs. Austbrokers is committed to developing the quality and skills of its people, and by encouraging diversity at all levels of the organisation, individuals are able to realise their maximum potential, regardless of their individual differences. 3

4 2. PURPOSE Austbrokers aims to be an inclusive organisation, where diversity is valued, respected and built upon. The organisation encourages employees to contribute their own unique ideas, capabilities, experiences and characteristics to their work, which enables it to recruit and retain a diverse workforce and thereby relate to the communities that it serves. The primary function of the Diversity Policy is to: ensure that individuals are treated equitably, with a level of mutual respect; reduce bias and prejudice; develop a range of practices and guidelines that actively counteracts bias or prejudice; promote inclusive practices; and encourage all individuals to communicate respectfully and fairly. The benefits of diversity management have a flow-on effect, thereby impacting individuals, teams, customers, the organisation as a whole, and it promotes top business growth and first-class performance by retaining the finest talent. 3. SCOPE Austbrokers has a working environment that treats and respects people equally, regardless of their: gender, age, socio-economic status, race, language, beliefs, additional needs, family structure or lifestyle. The organisation will not tolerate behaviours, language or practices that label, stereotype or demean individuals in any way. This Diversity Policy applies to all employees of Austbrokers (i.e. both temporary and permanent), and all job applicants with respect to recruitment. Where the organisation s services are provided by external contractors (or third parties) on the basis of a specification set by Austbrokers, these contractors are responsible for adhering to this Diversity Policy whilst providing these services on behalf of Austbrokers. The organisation recognises and values the differences and similarities that exist in children, families, staff/carers, management/coordination unit staff, students, volunteers and the wider community. 4

5 4. OBJECTIVES Through the implementation of this Diversity Policy, Austbrokers seeks to achieve the following objectives: to promote a corporate culture which embraces diversity when determining the composition of employees, senior management and the board, including recruitment of employees and directors from a diverse pool of qualified candidates; maximise the pool of potential job applicants and improve their chances to recruit the right person first time, every time; become the employer of choice, reducing the costs of recruitment and improving retention; make more effective use of human capital, improve workforce morale, reduce staff turnover, sickness and absenteeism; safeguard the organisation with good succession planning and knowledge transfer; gain goodwill in the community and improve business profile; exploit links to increase sales to new customers and clients from minority communities; develop the capacity of the workforce to do business with all sections of the community; provide better customer service, respond effectively to change in the marketplace, and become the supplier of choice; encourage employees to develop to their fullest potential and utilise the talents and resources of the workforce to maximise the efficiency of the organisation; and comply with relevant equality legislation, codes of practice and relevant best practice guidelines. 5. POLICY DETAILS This Diversity Policy is designed to influence the fair treatment and removal of barriers in the organisation; and addresses any potential imbalances in diversity through the implementation of special measures to accelerate the achievement of a diversified workforce. Existing members of staff, job applicants and workers of Austbrokers are to be treated fairly in an environment which is free from any form of discrimination (such as; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and/or sexual orientation). This applies to individuals with caring responsibilities, part-time employment, and membership (or non-membership) of institutions. 5

6 All employment-related policies, practices and procedures are to be applied impartially and objectively, with equality of opportunity provided to individuals enabling them to develop and realise their fullest potential. Austbrokers will actively work towards achieving a diverse workforce at all levels of the organisation, and develop a working atmosphere that is based on dignity and respect for one another. Employees who have potential commitments outside of work (irrespective of whether they have caring responsibilities) will be considered, and the organisation is committed to helping employees fulfil their potential at work, whilst finding the right work/life balance by offering a Flexible Working Hours Scheme and opportunities for job sharing where appropriate. Austbrokers will aim to improve the working lives of its employees by having a framework of policies (such as; the right to request flexible working hours, special leave for caring responsibilities, and career breaks) and procedures to create a framework of assistance. Employees are to focus on developing Austbrokers corporate culture of inclusiveness which actively acknowledges, respects and builds on individual differences including; differing backgrounds, opinions and viewpoints and integrates principles which underpin inclusiveness into all work practices. Austbrokers will aim to create more awareness and reinforce the equal employment of women within the organisation, and increase their visibility and promotion where appropriate. The organisation will create a work environment which supports individuals in balancing their work, life and family responsibilities by introducing flexible work hours, limiting overtime, scheduling meetings in work hours and priority arrangements for annual leave during school holiday periods. Austbrokers is committed to developing, promoting and retaining women. Our commitment to women in leadership comprises a range of initiatives including: Board Nomination Committee to include recognition of the need for gender diversity in its Charter; Implementing recruitment procedures to ensure equal numbers of male and female candidates are put forward for Senior Management and Board positions; Highlighting promotion of women in Network communications including website; Mentoring and career resiliency programs embedding equal opportunity to senior positions into recruitment and selection policies; 6

7 Attracting and promoting talented women into management positions; Updating organisation policies and procedures (e.g. work life balance, senior executive meetings to be held in office hours), policies for career planning (mentoring), encourage promotion from within; Providing human resources policies that help women balance their work, life and family responsibilities; Combining the Austbrokers Young Leaders staff training programme with career progression focus; and Developing and implementing measurable gender diversity objectives to monitor progress. Austbrokers seeks to reap the benefits of equal opportunity for women in the workplace programs through increased employee effectiveness, attracting and retaining the best talent, improving morale and increasing consumer and market responsiveness. 6. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES This Diversity Policy will be overseen by the Remuneration and Succession Planning Committee. Reports will be provided on a six monthly basis outlining the status of the implementation of the policy, and the progressiveness towards achieving its objectives. This policy is fully supported by senior management and has been communicated to all staff. All staff have a responsibility to encourage workplace diversity and avoid any action that goes against the spirit of this policy. Thus, staff at all levels must ensure that diversity is considered in any of their decisions or behaviour. The Board, CEO and Executive Team are responsible for: Providing leadership on the equality and diversity strategy and policy, acting as overall champions to ensure the policy is implemented; Communicating the strategy and policy, internally and externally; and Strategic engagement and accountable to the public. Management is responsible for: Implementing the policy as part of their day-to-day management of staff and in applying employment policies and practices in a fair and equitable way; Ensuring equality and diversity issues are addressed in performance; Ensuring all staff act in accordance with the equality and diversity policy providing necessary support and direction; 7

8 Effectively manage and dealing promptly when investigating issues relating to potential discrimination, including those matters concerning members of the general public; and Ensuring all policy or service decisions that will change provisions, practices or policies and affect the workforce are assessed for equality and diversity as required. Each employee is responsible for: Implementing the policy in their day-to-day work and their dealings with colleagues, clients and visitors; Ensuring their behaviour is appropriate to the policy and that they treat people with respect and dignity; Not discriminating against other employees or clients; and Notifying their line manager of any concerns with regard to the conduct of other employees, the public or third party customers. Until such time as the Austbrokers human resources department is formally established, Management will remain responsible for: Developing employment policy and strategy on equality and diversity; Providing guidance to line managers and staff; Supporting managers in investigating issues relating to potential discrimination, including those matters concerning members of the general public who liaise Austbrokers; Monitoring employment policies and practices; Championing the issues, internally and externally; and Facilitating training and development initiatives on equality and diversity, both at corporate and directorate level. Breaches of the Diversity Policy will be regarded as misconduct and could lead to disciplinary proceedings. The policy will be monitored and reviewed on a minimum annual basis. 7. MONITORING, EVALUATION AND REVIEW Austbrokers recognises the importance of monitoring, reviewing and reporting on its equality and diversity policy and practice, and to measure progress in meeting our policy statement. The organisation undertakes monitoring, that not only meets statutory requirements, but also aims for best practice. This is used to inform and improve our employment practices. If through monitoring, any discrimination is identified, Austbrokers will take corrective action to eliminate it. The monitoring of Austbrokers workforce is produced across all areas of employment practice and is composed of management and various support groups. 8

9 Such monitoring will be carried out using appropriate statistical analysis, and would normally deal with areas such as race, disability, gender and age and ensure compliance with legislation. Any resultant statistics and analysis will be kept by management and utilised for review purposes. In addition, the Staff Survey will be conducted regularly in order to gain the views of all employees and will include a section on diversity and the working environment. Austbrokers will use the information from the Staff Survey to measure its record on meeting its equality and diversity policy aims. Austbrokers aims to publish its progress and achievements on equality and diversity in its annual reports. 9

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