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Workplace Gender Equality Indicators (Key Progress Indicators)

Our Watch
This resource was developed to help workplaces collect, review, and respond to data about gender and diversity. It specifically identifies a number of gender equality indicators that organizations should be measuring and evaluating over time, and it provides information about how to collect and analyze these indicators in order to “make the case” for gender equality in the workplace.

This resource identifies eight key gender equality indicators and explains how to collect and measure the data:

  1. Ratio of men to women in workforce, overall and by teams.
  2. Ratio of men to women in leadership and management positions, including board, executive, senior and middle management level: For indicators 1-2, workplaces should collect and compare the number and percentage of women and men in each category.
  3. Ratio of male and female new hires and internal promotions, by level and department: Collect the number of female and males who are applying, and who have been hired and promoted across the organization in different departments and at all levels of seniority.
  4. Average salary gap between female and male staff members across the organization and by department: Collect and compare salary information from female and male employees across the organization and in different departments and levels of seniority.
  5. Comparison of male and female staff and managers who use flexible work arrangements.
  6. Comparison of male and female staff who use and return from parental leave with continued employment for 12 months: For indicators 5-6, workplaces should collect formal and informal data on the use of flexible work options.
  7. Changes in staff perception of workplace culture as measured by annual staff survey: Review questions being asked on annual surveys to ensure there are specific questions about gender equality.
  8. Reported incidents of sex-based discrimination and harassment: Track numbers, patterns, and responses.

To read the resource, click here.