Workplace Gender Equality

Workplace gender equality

PM-Partners is proud to be fully compliant with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 and holds a Notice of Compliance with the Act for the most recent 2021-2022 reporting period.

The most recent 2021-22 Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) report submission for PM-Partners group demonstrates that our business workplace profile is evenly split in regard to the total number of female and male workers (53.8% Males vs 44.6% Females plus 1.5% Non-Binary). Being that the nature of our business is as a Professional Services Advisory we recruit and select project management professionals and place such individuals with our clients in accordance with them having the required background, skill set and knowledge for each specific client engagement. Therefore, although we actively strive to achieve gender equality and are proud to have a fairly balanced workforce composition, occasionally this can equate to there being some variation between the gender composition of our workforce depending on the nature of the specific client engagements that become available.

Equal opportunity employer (EEO) & diversity & inclusion

At PM-Partners group, we pride ourselves on being an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). We have a strong culture embracing Diversity and Inclusion and actively encourage an inclusive and diverse workforce embedded throughout the organisation, with a mix of gender, race, nationality and sexual orientation. We employ practitioners from a range of different nationalities and ethnic backgrounds. We enjoy the benefits of a diverse, multicultural workforce, and we hire and promote on merit, using criteria including suitability of qualifications, relevant experience, ability, cultural fit and the contribution a person can make to PM-Partners.

PM-Partners group is dedicated to embracing diversity within the organisation. We have dedicated workplace strategies and policies in place in respect to Workplace Gender Equality, and Diversity and Equal Opportunities. These policies continue to be regularly reviewed and updated where deemed necessary to reflect our processes for ensuring gender equality and equal opportunity in the workplace.

PM-Partners group aims to create a culture that values, promotes and benefits from gender diversity and equality. We ensure equal rights and opportunities for our people through regular remuneration reviews to identify any gender pay gaps, attract and develop female talent, and educate our people leaders about gender equality.

A Market Benchmarking Review is undertaken on all roles within the business on an annual basis to ensure work participant remuneration is consistent with market expectations, and in order to help identify and to reduce or remove any gender pay gaps that exist, and to eliminate systemic bias.

Our business success is a reflection of the quality and skill of our people. As such, PM-Partners group is dedicated to seeking out and retaining the finest human talent to ensure top business growth and performance, and is committed to providing an accessible and inclusive workplace to enable people with disability to participate fully in all aspects of employment, including job design, recruitment and selection, the work environment, staff training and development, performance management and departure.

In keeping with the Disability Discrimination Act, 1992 (DDA), and in adherence to our organisational Diversity and Inclusion policy, PM-Partners group applies the principle of reasonable workplace adjustments in order to remove barriers to employment participation by people with disability. As such, PM-Partners group has a dedicated ‘Reasonable Workplace Adjustment Policy’ in place which outlines the principles and procedures adhered to by the company in regard to making reasonable workplace adjustments to meet the needs of current and potential workplace participants with disability.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

PM-Partners group is committed to equality and diversity as a business which includes actively working with indigenous partners to increase the number of trained and certified project management professionals within the indigenous community.

We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are an integral part of the Australian workforce, and recognise the economic and social contribution they make to the Australian community. We endeavor to develop business practices that support Indigenous peoples and encourage a deep respect and understanding from the broader Australian community that we work with.

As a business we are committed to reconciliation and gaining a deeper understanding of the richness and diversity of Indigenous cultures and societies. As such, as a business we endeavor to contribute to reconciliation through continuing to cultivate relationships that are built on respect, acceptance, understanding and equal opportunities for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, with an aim to increase the representation of Indigenous staff; commit to providing ongoing developmental opportunities; and continue to build our cultural awareness and foster relationships that support reconciliation.

Every year since our inception, PM-Partners has helped our customers achieve their goals through excellence in project delivery and skills uplift. These engagements give our team of over 300 experts a reason to strive for excellence every day and share their experiences and know-how with our customers.