17 August 2021
Land Use Victoria is supporting an important industry-led initiative to establish a baseline for the current state of diversity and inclusion across the space, spatial and surveying workforce.
Representatives from 8 space, spatial and surveying peak associations from around Australia and New Zealand have joined forces to introduce the inaugural Inclusion@Work Index for the sectors.
The Index is now open and seeking responses from all individuals who work, study or participate in the space, spatial or surveying sectors. This includes men and women, people from all cultural backgrounds and people without and with a disability.
Hearing from all segments is important to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the current state, and to set the foundations to measure progress into the future. It is estimated that there are more than 25,000 professionals across Australia and New Zealand.
The 2021 baseline will enable the sectors to create national benchmarks, track levels of diversity and make data-led decisions about where to put efforts to ensure underrepresented groups are given equal opportunity to be included.
The Inclusion@Work Index is run by Diversity Council Australia every two years. It has been developed in consultation with an expert panel of practitioners and academics, and covers three broad areas:
- Experience of inclusion at work
Team inclusion, inclusive leadership, inclusive/exclusive behaviours, awareness and support of organisational diversity and inclusion activities.
- Diversity demographics
Indigenous background, age, caring responsibilities, cultural background, disability status, gender identity, religious affiliation, sexual orientation.
- Impact of inclusion
Effectiveness, innovation, customer service, discretionary effort, job satisfaction, turnover intention.
The Index will be open from 17 August until the 14 September 2021.
Associations from Australia and New Zealand promoting participation:
- Australian and New Zealand Land Information Council (ANZLIC)
- Consulting Surveyors National (CSN)
- Earth Observation Australia (EOA)
- Space, Spatial and Surveying Diversity Leadership Network (SSS-DLN)
- Survey and Spatial New Zealand (S & SNZ)
- Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI)
- The Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA) and Geospatial Information & Technology Association ANZ (GITA)
Diversity and inclusion at DELWP
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) framework for a diverse, inclusive and gender-equal workplace is guided by the DELWP Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2019-2022.
We want our people to bring their whole selves to work and so we are building an accessible and inclusive environment for all our employees and for the community we serve.
Read more about diversity and inclusion at DELWP.
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