NAB recognised as employer of choice for women

Monday, 8 March 2010

NAB has today been recognised as an employer of choice by the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA).

NAB joins 94 other organisations being recognised for their policies and practices that support women across the organisation, and have had a positive outcome for both women and the business.

NAB CEO, Cameron Clyne, said providing a flexible and inclusive workforce is a priority.

“Valuing people and the strengths they bring to the workplace is crucial to building a sustainable business.

“We are very pleased to have been recognised as an employer of choice for women.

“We also recognise that there is always more to be done in this area and we will continue to work at providing an environment where people are valued and able to contribute, achieve and be recognised – it’s the right thing to do, and it’s also good for business.”

“Culture and reputation are key priorities for NAB and how we support and develop the women in our workforce is a big part of this,” Mr. Clyne said.

NAB’s General Manager People Engagement, Dorothy Hisgrove, said NAB’s focus has been on flexible work practices and transparent reporting.

“Our focus on flexibility has seen some good results - our return to work rate of employees on parental leave has improved from 65% in 2006 to over 85% currently.

“This is something we are very pleased about and we aim to improve even more in the future.

“No one particular initiative will make the difference required, we need to look at this issue from every angle. NAB is addressing things such as how we recruit, our culture, flexible work choices and the training and career development opportunities we offer,” she said.

The citation was announced by Federal Treasurer the Hon. Wayne Swan and Minister for Housing and the Status of Women the Hon. Tanya Plibersek at NAB's 255 George Street Sydney head office today.