Encouraging and supporting diversity

TAL embraces and encourages diversity to create a workplace which reflects the communities that we serve. This commitment is recognised externally by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), with TAL receiving an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality Citation from WGEA for the seventh year in a row.

Our employee insights survey found that 89% of TAL people believe a diverse workforce is a priority at TAL.

Aligned to TAL’s ESG strategy and framework, we are committed to contributing to social equality by ensuring that we maintain a safe workplace for all of our people, where each individual is treated and supported equally as part of TAL regardless of their gender, sexuality, ethnicity or seniority.

Our Diversity and Inclusion Council is chaired by our CEO and ensures that we continue to be an inclusive place to work.

Four key areas of focus at TAL

Gender equality

TAL has a long-standing commitment to gender equality in the workplace.

  • Commonwealth WGEA Employer of Choice for seven consecutive years
  • Target of maintaining gender pay equity within a 1% variance
  • Generous and equal parental leave benefits for all of our people, regardless of gender, including continuity of paid superannuation and group insurance coverage for 12 months
  • Target of 50% of women in senior leadership roles

LGBTI+ inclusion

We are proud to have a visibly inclusive environment that encourages our people to be themselves at work.

  • Out For Australia partnership – supporting the next generation of LGBTI+ leaders
  • TAL Pride committee and network aims to increase workplace inclusion for people of diverse gender identity and sexuality

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

TAL is committed to building cultural awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and supporting their employment opportunities.

  • Partnership with CareerTrackers to sponsor interns and prepare them for the workforce
  • Collaboration with RMIT on the Bundyi Girri for Business program, to support Reconciliation understanding
  • Partnership with Supply Nation to support First Nations businesses and communities via our procurement strategy
  • Development of TAL’s Reconciliation Action Plan

Inclusive culture and flexibility

TAL fosters a culture that is inclusive of all people, enabling our people to work in ways that allow them to reach their full potential.

  • 2019 Champion of Flexible Work as measured by Flexagility, recognising TAL’s flexible working options, and giving our people the choices they need to effectively balance their commitments and do their best work