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Massive survey gives companies better insights into gender issues

Massive survey gives companies better insights into gender issues
2018-11-01
Article Type:
News
Publication Date:
2018-11-01
Jurisdiction:
New Zealand

Champions for Change has released a massive survey on workplace gender aimed at giving companies better insights into their female talent base.

Stuff reports the business group, which champions diversity, surveyed more than 80,000 employees in 29 organisations, including some of New Zealand's largest companies.

The report aims to set a new benchmark in gender and ethnicity reporting in New Zealand, so organisations can measure progress, says Michele Embling, chair of PwC and Champions for Change co-chairwoman.

Previous surveys have concentrated on chief executives and boards only, but the Champions survey, which will be conducted annually, includes all employees and represents about three percent of the New Zealand working population.

This year's survey found that while women and men were virtually evenly split in the workforce overall (49.1 percent female and 50.9 percent male), by senior management, the ratio was closer to 39.9 percent female and 60.1 percent male.

At board level, female representation was down to 35.4 percent compared with 64.6 percent of men. 

 

People Mentioned:
Michele Embling
Organisations Mentioned:
PwC; Champions for Change
Reference No:
181101CA-1758

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