NFPs Named as Employers of Choice for Women
14 March 2012 at 9:19 am
Photo courtesy Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA)
Some twenty Australian Not for Profit organisations in the health and services sector have been named as Employer of Choice for Women, according to the 2012 list released by the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA).
“The war for talent is heating up,” according to EOWA Director, Helen Conway, with 125 organisations qualifying for the Agency’s national EOWA Employer of Choice for Women (EOCFW) citation this year.
“This is the largest group in five years, despite the Agency imposing more stringent selection criteria over this period.”
The Not for Profits named include Anglican Aged Care Services, Cancer Council Queensland and Calvary Health Care.
Speaking at the national launch of the 2012 EOCFW list in Perth, Conway said Australian business leaders and employers understood the citation was a major draw-card in the war to attract and retain the best people.
“The leaders of the organisations on this list recognise there is a competitive advantage to be obtained by employing a diverse workforce,” Conway said.
“Leaders from across Australia from a diverse range of industries are realising the business benefits of receiving the EOWA Employer of Choice for Women citation. This year’s successful applicants are the trailblazers in the war for talent and I congratulate them for their innovation and commitment to improving gender equality in the workplace,” Conway concluded.
The Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) Employer of Choice for Women (EOCFW) citation is described as a prestigious acknowledgement of organisations that are recognising and advancing women in the workplace. In October 2001, EOWA announced its inaugural list of 55 organisations to be given the citation and in 2012, this list has grown to 125 organisations.
EOWA says organisations are assessed against rigorous application criteria which consider a number of workplace issues including pay equity, women in executive management, flexibility, sex-based harassment and career development training. Importantly, the citation requires the organisation’s CEO to be the driving force behind the culture which supports the advancement of female employees.
The full list of NFPs named under the Healthcare and Social Assistance are:
Anglican Aged Care Services Group t/a Benetas
Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem Limited
Calvary Health Care Sydney Limited
Calvary Private Health Care Limited t/a Calvary John James Hospital
Calvary Retirement Communities Hunter-Manning Limited
Cancer Council Queensland
Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Illawarra Retirement Trust
Little Company of Mary Health Care Limited
MECWA t/a mecwacare
Mercy Health and Aged Care Inc t/a Mercy Health
SDN Children’s Services
The Creche and Kindergarten Association of Queensland t/a C&K
The Frank Whiddon Masonic Homes of New South Wales t/a The Whiddon Group
UnitingCare Children, Young People & Families
Villa Maria Society