Category: Latest Insights From Symmetra

Embracing Digital Transformation in DEI Training: Strategies for Modern Workplaces

As organisations globally strive to foster inclusive and respectful environments, digital transformation is playing a pivotal role of digital transformation in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) training. Integrating sophisticated digital strategies enhances the reach and effectiveness of DEI initiatives, creating scalable and impactful learning solutions that are accessible universally. The Shift to Digital: Why It …

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Lehrmann and Higgins: Significant warning to all Australian Employers

The outcome of the defamation case involving Bruce Lehrmann and Channel 10, as well as Lisa Wilkinson, carries crucial lessons for Australian employers. Ultimately the case was decided on the question of whether the defendants could establish on a balance of probabilities that Brittany Higgins had been raped by Bruce Lehrmann in the early hours …

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Future Trends in AI and DEI

The widespread integration of AI is fundamentally altering business operations. What may have once seemed like a futuristic concept is now a current reality, shaping everything from customer service with chatbots and predictive analytics in finance to personalised experiences in marketing. Businesses are leveraging AI for efficient process automation, enhanced data-driven decision-making, and customer relationship …

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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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Breaking Glass Ceilings: Stories of Women Leading the Way in the Workplace

At the heart of every successful organisation lies a diverse and inclusive workforce, where individuals from all walks of life come together to harness their unique perspectives, experiences, and talents. In recent decades, the global workforce has seen a significant shift towards investing in women and promoting gender equality, and it is not without reason. …

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Sexual Harassment Law in Australia: A Brief History, The New Positive Duty and AHRC Enforcement Guidelines

The term “sexual harassment” was brought to light by journalist and feminist Lin Farley in 1975 during a hearing of the New York Human Rights Commission. As public awareness grew, laws prohibiting sexual harassment were passed in different jurisdictions, including Australia, culminating in the federal Sex Discrimination Act in 1984. Companies proceeded to institute compulsory …

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Australia Deserves a YES Vote on 14 October

Australians face a momentous choice on 14 October-one which could set the tone of inter-communal relations for decades to come. Symmetra urges Australians to vote affirmatively to establish a constitutionally recognized voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Our reasons for this firm position are because The Voice will: Give Indigenous people a direct …

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