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AWRA has gathered together a range of resources to assist employers, and we will continue to research, review and add to this library.

AWRA recognises and appreciates the considerable effort that the authors have put into conducting the research and developing
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FEATURE PUBLICATIONS:

 

New 1-small02 Stop Blaming Women: Prescribing a 21st Century Approach to Gender Diversity – Hay Group. 2013

New 1-small02 Gender Diversity in Top Management: Moving Corporate Culture, Moving Boundaries – Women Matter. McKinsey & Company  2013

New 1-small02Tools icon Women in Mining: A guide to integrating women into the workforce – International Finance Corporation / Lonmin Plc., 2009 

New 1-small02 Diversity’s new frontier: Diversity of thought and the future of the workforce – Deloitte University Press, 2013

 

Attraction and Recruitment    
  The laws of attraction: how to connect with the best professionals   Robert Walters Whitepaper: Spotlight Series   2013
  What Women Want in a Construction Career   A discussion paper commissioned by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)   2013
Tools icon Leading practice principles for Attracting and Retaining Women in the Minerals and Energy Sector   Seventh Edition March 2013, Queensland Resources Council   2013
  Managing your employer brand through the recruitment process   Robert Walters Whitepaper: Spotlight Series   2011
  Thinking laterally to identify and secure top talent   Robert Walters Whitepaper: Spotlight Series   2011
  Unearthing New Resources – attracting and retaining women in the Australian minerals industry   Australian Government; Minerals Council of Australia   2009
  Generation f: attract, engage, retain   Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency   2008
  Attraction and Retention of Women in the Western Australian Resources Sector   Chamber of Minerals & Energy Western Australia   2008
  What Students Want – Career Drivers, Expectations and Perceptions of Mining Engineering and Minerals Processing Students   Minerals Council of Australia   2007
  New Generations at Work: Attracting, Recruiting, Retraining & Training Generation Y   McCrindle Research   2006
  Attraction of Young People to the Australian Mining Workforce – A Perspective from New Professionals   Alison Keogh, Rob Johansen, Pat Hanna, (Presented by Alison Keogh At AusIMM Congress 2004, Townsville, Australia)   2004
  Workplaces that work – Creating a Workplace Culture that Attracts, Retains and Promotes Women   Denise McLean, The Centre of Excellence for Women’s Advancement, The Conference Board of Canada. Prepared for The Federal/ Provincial/ Territorial Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women   2003
Benchmarks and models 

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Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmark: Standards for Organizations Around the World   Julie O’Mara, Alan Richter and 79 Expert Panelists    2011
Bias    
Tools icon Implicit Association Test (IAT) demonstration   Project Implicit, Harvard  University    

Getting to grips with unconscious bias (No. 3 of the Gender Worx Working Paper Series)   Karen Morley, PhD, Co-founder Gender Worx   2010
  Cascading gender biases, compounding effects: An assessment of Talent Management Systems   Anika K. Warren   2009
  Proven Strategies for Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Workplace   Diversity Best Practice, August 2008, Volume 2, Issue 5   2008
Business case    
  First Step: The Link between Collective Intelligence and Diversity   Catalyst   2014
  Cracking the Code
  KPMG   2014
  In his Own Words – The Male Perspective on Gender Diversity
  EY   2013

Diversity’s new frontier: Diversity of thought and the future of the workforce   Deloitte University Press   2013

Untapped opportunity – The role of women in unlocking Australia’s productivity potential
  EY   2013

Learning from their success: A study into women executives
  Hay Group   2012
  Board diversity: Think outside the square – Initiatives to increase gender diversity on Australian boards   Australian Institute of Company Directors   2012
  Increasing the Involvement of Women in the South Australian Resources Sector – The Business Imperative – Discussion Paper February 2012   Resources and Engineering Skills Alliance – Catherine Pattenden and Phoebe Tallent   2012 
  Employ outside the box – the rewards of a diverse workforce   Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry   2012
  Women Matter – Making the Breakthrough   McKinsey & Company   2012
  ASX 500 – Women Leaders – Research note   The Reibey Institute   2011
  The Bottom Line: Corporate Performance and Women’s Representation on Boards (2004-2008)   Catalyst   2011
  Only skin deep? – Re-examining the business case for diversity   Deloitte   2011
  Women’s Empowerment Principles – Equality means business   A Partnership Initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact Office   2011 
  Women Matter 3 – Women leaders, a competitive edge in and after the crisis   McKinsey & Company   2011
  Australia’s Hidden Resource: The Economic Case for Increasing Female Participation   Goldman Sachs, JB Were   2009
  The business case for women as leaders: One woman is not enough   Chief Executive Women   2009
  Women Matter – Gender diversity, a corporate performance driver   McKinsey & Company   2007
  Workplaces that work – Creating a Workplace Culture that Attracts, Retains and Promotes Women   Denise McLean, The Centre of Excellence for Women’s Advancement, The Conference Board of Canada. Prepared for The Federal/ Provincial/ Territorial Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women   2003
Case studies (Australia)      

Caltex Australia (including Diversity Policy 2010 and Caltex Babycare)   Caltex Australia    

Gender diversity at Met Coal   Anglo American Metallurgical Coal   2013
  Leading practice principles for Attracting and Retaining Women in the Minerals and Energy Sector   Seventh Edition March 2013, Queensland Resources Council   2013
  New Corporate Governance Recommendations on Diversity – Early adopter case studies   Australian Institute of Company Directors   2010
  Perpetual Diversity Policy   Perpetual Limited   2010
Compliance, legislation and reporting  
  Preparing for reporting   Workplace Gender Equality Agency   2013
  ASX Corporate Governance Council Principles and Recommendations on Diversity – Analysis of disclosures for financial years ended between 31 December 2012 and 30 December 2013   KPMG   2014
  ASX Diversity Policy Statement   Australian Stock Exchange (ASX)   2012
  ASX Corporate Governance Council Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations – Summary of 30 June 2010 Amendments   Australian Stock Exchange (ASX)   2010
  New Corporate Governance Recommendations on Diversity – Tips for getting started   Australian Institute of Company Directors   2010
  New Corporate Governance Recommendations on Diversity – Early adopter case studies   Australian Institute of Company Directors   2010
Culture      

Anatomy of Change: How inclusive Cultures Evolve   Catalyst   2013
  Resilience: Women’s Fit, Functioning and Growth at Work: Indicators and Predictors   Victor Sojo and Professor Robert Wood, Centre for Ethical Leadership, Melbourne Business School   2012
  Gender and safety in mining – Workshop planner series   Government of Western Australia, Department of Mines and Petroleum   2012
  Work, Life and Workplace Culture: The Australian Work and Life Index 2008   Natalie Skinner and Barbara Pocock, Centre for Work + Life, Hawke Research Institute for Sustainable Societies, University of South Australia   2008
  Workplaces that work – Creating a Workplace Culture that Attracts, Retains and Promotes Women   Denise McLean, The Centre of Excellence for Women’s Advancement, The Conference Board of Canada. Prepared for The Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women   2003
Development      
  Learning from their success: A study into women executives
  Hay Group   2012
  New Generations at Work: Attracting, Recruiting, Retraining & Training Generation Y   McCrindle Research   2006 
Diversity strategy      
  Waiter, is that inclusion in my soup? – A new recipe to improve business performance   Deloitte and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission   2012
  Progressing Women    ANZ   2012
  Workforce Diversity – Industry Snapshot   Consult Australia   2013
  Impacting gender diversity – Exploring the challenges and generating strategies for change   Deloitte   2011 
  Global Diversity and Inclusion: Fostering innovation through a diverse workforce   Forbes Insights   2011 
  The XX Factor   Hay Group   2010 
  Perpetual Diversity Policy   Perpetual Limited   2010
  Increasing Diversity in Police Departments: Strategies and Tools for Human Rights Commissions and Others   Executive Session Papers Human Rights Commissions and Criminal Justice. Marea L. Beeman, Series Editor   2006
Employee engagement    

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SHRM Work Engagement Template    Society of Human Resource Management (template on Survey Monkey)    

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Top 10 questions for employee engagement surveys   Melcrum   2012
New 1-small02 The Relationship between Engagement at Work and Organizational Outcomes   Gallup   2012
New 1-small02 2012 Global Workforce Study – Engagement at Risk: Driving Strong Performance in a Volatile Global Environment   Towers Watson   2012
New 1-small02 Employee Engagement: 2012 Benchmark Study   Right Management    2012
New 1-small02 Engagement and Culture: Engaging Talent in Turbulent Times   Hewitt   2009
Flexible work practices      
  Engaging men in flexible working arrangements   Workplace Gender Equality Agency   2013

Untapped opportunity – The role of women in unlocking Australia’s productivity potential    EY   2013
  10 Ways to Drive Flexibility in your Workforce
  Leading Company   2013
  The Connected Workplace: War for talent in the digital economy
  Deloitte   2013
Learning from their success: A study into women executives
  Hay Group   2012
  Best Practice Guide – Work & family   Fair Work Ombudsman   2013
  Managing in a flexible work environment – Green Paper July 2012   Australian Institute of Management   2012
  The Big Squeeze: Work, home and care in 2012 – The Australian Work and Life Index   Natalie Skinner, Claire Hutchinson and Barbara Pocock, Centre for Work + Life, University of South Australia   2012
  REC Flexible Work Commission Report   Recruitment and Employment Confederation, UK   2012
 
Managing in a Flexible Work Environment – White paper   The Australian Institute of Management   2012
Fly-in-fly-out(FIFO)      
  A matter of choice – Capturing the FIFO opportunities in Pilbara communities   The Chamber of Minerals and Energy WA   2012
  The Uncommitted Workforce: Development of Organisational Commitment in Fly-In Fly-Out (FIFO) Workforces Through Organisational and Supervisor Support   Matthew Walford, School of Psychology, Murdoch University, WA   2012
  Satisfaction with a fly-in/fly-out (FIFO) lifestyle: Is it related to rosters, children and support resources utilised by Australian employees and partners and does it impact on relationship quality and stress?​​   Wendy Voysey, School of Psychology, Murdoch University, WA   2012
  An exploration of the experiences of women who FIFO   Julie Pirotta, Curtin University of Technology   2009
Indigenous women      
  Experiences of Indigenous Women in the Australian Mining Industry   Joni Parmenter, published in Gendering the Field: Towards Sustainable Livelihoods for Mining Communities.    2011
Leaders      
  First Step: The Link between Collective Intelligence and Diversity   Catalyst   2014
  Cracking the Code   KPMG   2014
  Accelerating the advancement of women in leadership: Listening, Learning, Leading   Male Champions of Change   2013
  Career Playbook – Practical Tips for Women in Leadership   The Korn/Ferry Institute
  2013
  Creating a Positive Cycle: Critical Steps to Achieving Gender Parity in Australia Bain & Company
  2013
  Women in Leadership: Understanding the Gender Gap
  Committee for Economic Development of Australia
  2013
  The Bottom Line: Corporate Performance and Women’s Representation on Boards   Catalyst
  2013
  Women in leadership: Still a tough battle (incl. quarterly mobility, confidence & job satisfaction)n Randstad Workmonitor Global Press Report, wave 1, 2013   Ranstand Holding nv
  2013
  Mining for talent: A study of women on boards in the mining industry by WIM (UK) and PwC   Women in Mining (WIM)(UK) and PwC
  2013
  Learning from their success: A study into women executives   Hay Group
  2012
  Does the Gender of Directors Matter?   Miriam Shwartz-Ziv, Northeastern University – Finance and Insurance Area; Harvard University – Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)   2012
  Board diversity: Think outside the square – Initiatives to increase gender diversity on Australian boards   Australian Institute of Company Directors   2012
  Resilience: Women’s Fit, Functioning and Growth at Work: Indicators and Predictors   Victor Sojo and Professor Robert Wood, Centre for Ethical Leadership, Melbourne Business School   2012
  Appointments to ASX 200 Boards   Australian Institute of Company Directors   2012
  Gender Diversity in Management: Targetting Untapped Talent – First Steps   Australian Institute of Management   2012
  2012 Australian Census of Women in Leadership   Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency   2012
  ASX 500 – Women Leaders – Research note   The Reibey Institute   2011
  Our experiences in elevating the representation of women in leadership – A letter from business leaders   An initiative of the Male Champions of Change group, convened by Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission.   2011
  Women in leadership – What will it take to get Australia on target   Ernst & Young   2011
  Women in leadership   Australian Human Rights Commission   2011
  The Promise of Future Leadership: A Research Program on Highly Talented Employees in the Pipeline   Catalyst by Nancy M Carter, Christine Silva   2010
  Women at the top of corporations: Making it happen   McKinsey & Company   2010
  Women Matter 3 – Women leaders, a competitive edge in and after the crisis   McKinsey & Company   2009
  The business case for women as leaders: One woman is not enough   Chief Executive Women   2009
Mentoring and e-Mentoring      
  Women as Mentors: Does She or Doesn’t She? A Global Study of Businesswomen and Mentoring   DDI   2013
  Retaining staff through mentoring   Horizons Unlimited   2013
  Make mentoring work for you: Ten strategies for success   T&D   2009
  Diversity Mentoring   Horizons Unlimited   2013
  Why mentoring benefits the mentors too   Women’s Agenda   2012
  The Business Case for Mentoring   Horizons Unlimited   2013
  Mentoring, Organizational Rank, and Women’s Perceptions of Advancement Opportunities in the Workplace   Christa Ellen Washington, Forum on Public Policy   2010
  How to Build a Successful Mentoring Program using the Elements of Effective Practice   MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership   2005
  Mentoring for Change   Dr Jennifer de Vries, Universities Australia Executive Women   2011
Parental leave      

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Parental Leave Toolkit   Minerals Council Australia   2014
  Best Practice Guide – Parental leave   Fair Work Ombudsman   2013
  The ‘how to’ guide to parental leave   Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency   2011
  The Road to Success after Maternity Leave: Retaining Professionals in the Mining Industry   The AusIMM Bulletin July/August 2005   2005
Pay equity      
  Best Practice Guide – Gender pay equity   Fair Work Ombudsman   2013
  Gender Pay Gap Statistics, August 2012   Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency   2012 
  She works hard for the money: Australian women and the gender divide   AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report, Issue 22, April 2009   2009
  Gender pay equity and associated issues for women in mining – Survey report   AUSIMM and WIMNet   2009
  Gender Pay Equity and Work Practices in the Minerals and Metallurgy Sector
  AUSIMM and WIMNet   2009
  Making it Fair: Pay equity and associated issued related to increasing female participation in the workforce   House of Representatives Standing Committee on Employment and Workplace Relations   2009
Profiles      

100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining   WIM (UK)/Sponsored by Standard Bank   2013
  Leading practice principles for Attracting and Retaining Women in the Minerals and Energy Sector   Seventh Edition March 2013, Queensland Resources Council   2013
Retention      

A strategic approach to workforce planning in the mining industry –    MiHRInnovate, September
  2013
  The Connected Workplace: War for talent in the digital economy
   Deloitte    2013
Learning from their success: A study into women executives
  Hay Group   2012
  Leading practice principles for Attracting and Retaining Women in the Minerals and Energy Sector   Seventh Edition March 2013, Queensland Resources Council   2013
  Unearthing New Resources – attracting and retaining women in the Australian minerals industry   Australian Government; Minerals Council of Australia   2009
  Generation f: attract, engage, retain   Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency   2008
  Retaining Women in the Workforce   Australian Institute of Management – Victoria and Tasmania   2008
  AHRI HR Pulse ‘Love ‘Em Don’t Lose ‘Em’  – Identifying Retention Strategies that work   AHRI, HR Pulse Research Report, Volume 2, Number 1   2008
  Attraction and Retention of Women in the Western Australian Resources Sector   Chamber of Minerals & Energy Western Australia   2008
  New Generations at Work: Attracting, Recruiting, Retraining & Training Generation Y   McCrindle Research   2006
  Workplaces that work – Creating a Workplace Culture that Attracts, Retains and Promotes Women   By Denise McLean, The Centre of Excellence for Women’s Advancement, The Conference Board of Canada. Prepared for The Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women   2003
  Workforce Turnover in FIFO Mining Operations in Australia: An Exploratory Study   Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining and Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre, The University of Queensland   2003
Sexual harassment      
  Working without fear: Results of the Sexual Harassment National Telephone Survey 2012   Australian Human Rights Commission   2012
Skills shortage      
  Mind the Gap – Solving the skills shortage in resources June 2012   PriceWaterhouseCoopers   2012
  Solving the skills shortage with changes to the gender culture   Dr Dean Laplonge, Factive   2012
Statistics and measures      
  Women in Australia
  Catalyst   2014
  Gender Pay Gap Statistics, August 2012   Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency   2012
  Gender workplace statistics at a glance, October 2012   Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency   2012
  Gender Equity in the Workplace – Research Report   HR pulse, Vol3, No 1,  Australian Human Resources Institute   2011
  Work,Life and Workplace Flexibility: The Australian Work and Life Index 2009   Barbara Pocock, Natalie Skinner and Reina Ichii, Centre for Work + Life, University of South Australia   2009
  Vedior Asia Pacific Employment Trends Survey 2008   Vedior   2008
  Work, Life and Workplace Culture: The Australian Work and Life Index 2008   Barbara Pocock, Natalie Skinner and Reina Ichii, Centre for Work + Life, University of South Australia   2008
Young Workers      

PwC’s NextGen: A global generational study – Evolving talent strategy to match the new workforce reality
  PwC   2013
  New Generations at Work: Attracting, Recruiting, Retraining & Training Generation Y   Mcrindle Research   2006

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