International Women’s Day 2016 may seem like a distant memory, but at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) the gender conversation continues amongst its 1,900 employees Australia-wide.
Urgent action is needed to accelerate gender parity.
This was the verdict at the Diversity Council Australia and Xplore for Success Annual Diversity Debate held in November in Sydney, voted by a record crowd of over 300 CEOs, HR directors and managers.
Promoting, rewarding and recognising based on the principles of ‘meritocracy’ sounds fair and right. However, the reality is that this relies on a clear and shared understanding of what merit is within each organisation, each division and each team.
Recently we reported ‘The gender pay gap hits a record high’. So what is the solution to solving this issue?
Why is it so hard for us to talk about how much we’re really worth to the company?