Suncorp has won national recognition for our leadership in workplace diversity, after being awarded the ‘Best Workplace Diversity Strategy’ at the 2013 Australian HR Awards. Matt Dowie, Diversity Manager (pictured left with Rachel Smith and Louise Dwyer), said ‘This is a great moment for Suncorp and really highlights the work that we’ve done over the past year to support a culture of inclusion where diversity of thought, lifestyle and background are encouraged.’
Our winning strategy
‘What sets our strategy apart is the level of innovation in our programs. We’ve seen some real success with our ongoing focus on flexible working arrangements with the Work@Home hubs, flexible leave options and job-sharing.’
‘And as a business we’ve invested heavily in ‘Desktop Anywhere’ technology and ‘Smart Environments’ to enable our people to work remotely and flexibly with access to their personal desktop.’
‘As well as this we’re committed to maintaining our status as an Employer of Choice for Women by ensuring our workplace offers women and men greater flexibility and career development opportunities’ said Matt.
The national award recognises excellence in the area of best diversity and inclusion initiatives and nominations are evaluated on how an organisation’s recruitment campaigns, internal communications, education campaigns and policies address diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Whilst a large part of Suncorp Group’s diversity and inclusion strategy continues to focus on women in leadership, we are also seeking to increase employment opportunities for people with disability and mature aged workers.
‘In addition to this we know that building a more diverse and inclusive workforce, enables us to provide the best service to our customers, engage with our communities in a meaningful way, deliver best returns to our shareholders and helps everyone perform at their best.’
‘Whilst we still have a way to go in realising our longer term diversity aspirations, this award affirms we’re moving in the right direction and have an exciting future ahead’ said Matt.