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Peoplebank named employer of choice for gender equality in 2018

Peoplebank has been named an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) for 2018.

In recent years, Peoplebank has worked consistently to build a workplace culture that ensures its people enjoy the same rewards, resources and opportunities, regardless of gender.

Peoplebank’s core commitments include measures that aid work-life balance and encourage flexible working conditions, alongside initiatives aimed at eliminating unconscious bias in the hiring process. The company’s latest independent survey of staff revealed that around 85% of employees believe their manager genuinely cares about gender equality.

Peoplebank is also extending its commitment to Australian companies and job seekers, including by adopting a gender decoder to ensure recruitment descriptions and advertisements are worded in ways that don’t discourage female applicants.

Peter Acheson, CEO of Peoplebank, commented, “Peoplebank is proud to lead by example in working to achieve gender equality across our operations, and we are delighted to receive this citation as acknowledgement of our ongoing commitment to encouraging diversity in the workplace.

“Our experience is that having diverse voices in our workplace generates unique insights and ideas. Moreover, we find diversity creates solutions that, in turn, helps us innovate, delight our clients and improve our business. It’s become a cornerstone of the way Peoplebank operates in all markets”

Peoplebank's inclusion in the 2018 EOCGE citations means the company is among fewer than 50 of Australia’s 2.5million organisations (one in every 50,000 Australian enterprises) who have achieved Employer of Choice for Gender Equality status for six or more consecutive years.

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