Category: Knowledge

Organisational Change is the BEST time to invest in Inclusive Leadership

Often, when an organisation goes through significant change, it is extremely disruptive to DEI efforts, particularly work aimed at developing inclusive leadership and teams. There are often seemingly good reasons for this – people are very worried about their future and may not be interested in development; leadership is preoccupied with financial outcomes and strategic …

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Nick Cater attacks DEI programs in The Australian- A Response

Journalist Nick Cater recently penned an article in The Australian which was little more than an all-out attack on workplace DEI programs. According to Mr Cater these programs are calculated to disempower and disadvantage white males in the Australian workforce. The proposition accepted so glibly by Mr. Cater, that without the constraints of DEI policies …

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Symmetra Connect continues its series on diversity and inclusion with free events in Sydney & Melbourne

There is no denying that contemporary businesses face a new set of challenges in the workplace. With the world around us constantly changing and evolving, there is little time to adjust to the transformations that are taking place in our everyday experiences. Today, the need for a diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI) workplace culture is …

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Shifting employers to proactively look after the psychosocial well-being of employees

A massive paradigm shift and a new conceptual approach to workplace mental health hazards is about to be established by law in Australian workplaces. What has already begun and what will continue to be implemented are laws and regulations at both Federal and State levels, requiring employers to implement comprehensive and systemic measures to minimise …

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How to ethically gather DEI data in organisations

Gathering DEI data in organisations is often a first step in implementing a comprehensive DEI strategy. However, DEI surveys and data-gathering exercises may expose organisations to legal pitfalls. In particular, these surveys must comply with changing privacy and data protection legislation which has been expanding rapidly across the globe in recent years. This legislation impacts …

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Symmetra Connect is back with a series of diversity and inclusion events

  Diversity and inclusion have become the DNA of any business that has succeeded in creating a safe and diverse workplace for all employees. Many leaders have taken a renewed approach to establishing diversity and inclusion mechanisms in their workplaces, including the idea of inclusive leadership. This is why Symmetra has partnered with Herbert Smith …

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It’s high time women are afforded access to abortion globally

After the stunning body blow delivered by the US Supreme Court in depriving women of their constitutional right to seek an abortion, many institutions have sat back to take stock and look at options and avenues to overcome the desperate plight that millions of women will now face. Many individuals and organisations directly or indirectly …

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The fight for access to abortion as Roe v Wade overturned

The US Constitutional Court’s ruling in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organisation—overturning Roe v Wade—has delivered a seismic and profound shock to the socio-political fabric in America and across the globe. Many American states will now move to ban or restrict abortions. Women in those states will be forced to make uncomfortable journeys to states …

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53 years after Stonewall, the challenges continue

June ushers in another Pride Month and it opens at a tumultuous time for LGBTQIA+ rights all over the world. The sobering reality is that discriminatory actions and commentary continues to be common. legislation remain to threaten the safety of LGBTQIA+ individuals. The overturning of Roe vs Wade that puts the legalisation of marriage between …

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