EEO: Is it Living up to its Promise of Gender Equity?

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Title EEO: Is it Living up to its Promise of Gender Equity?
Author Strachan, Glenda Jean; French, Erica
Publication Title Workers, Corporations, and Community: Facing Choices for a Sustainable Future: Volume 1: Refereed Papers. - Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australian and New Zealand
Editor Pauline Stanton & Suzanne Young
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Melbourne
Publisher Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zeala
Abstract This paper compares and contrasts the policies and practices outlined in equal employment opportunity (EEO) program reports from two different industries; namely transport and finance, both distinctly gendered, in order to identify programs predictive of increased numbers of women employed in management or non-traditional areas. Findings indicate the proportion of women in these areas has remained static for the past two decades, despite increasing numbers of women in these industries and legislative requirements of antidiscrimination and equal employment opportunity. Few organisations in either industry are developing proactive strategies in the areas of recruiting, promoting, and retaining women. In contrast, organisations displayed significant proactivity in the implementation of equal opportunity strategies for the addressing work and life requirements ensuring equality in participation but not in access, or movement into management or leadership roles. It is argued that this tactic supports gendered work organisation.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/departments/Strategy%20and%20Human%20Resource%20Management/airaanz/
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ISBN 9780980476606
Conference name 22nd Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand
Location St Kilda, Melbourne
Date From 2008-02-06
Date To 2008-02-08
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/22884
Date Accessioned 2009-01-14
Date Available 2009-05-12T06:39:14Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Human Resources Management
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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