Inclusion in the workplace is an important issue for all Australian businesses. As CMEs, we are closely connected to our communities through our membership, and believe that our workforce should reflect the diversity of our community.
There is also a sound business case for inclusion in the workforce and proven benefits of employing and retaining workers with diverse abilities. Understanding this business case, and how to lead your organisation to greater inclusivity, can position CMEs as ‘employers of choice’.
BCCM has published research on both gender and disability inclusion in the CME sector.
In 2020-21, BCCM will undertake new research into the inclusion of Aboriginal and Indigenous Australians in the CME workforce and research into the potential of the CME model to provide solutions in the care economy.