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We’ve been named one of Australia’s Best Workplaces for Women in 2022

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Hub Australia

16th November 2022

Hub Australia has been recognised as one of Australia’s Best Workplaces for Women™ in 2022, in a list put together by the global authority on workplace culture, Great Place to Work.

The list is a recent addition this year to their insights on workplace culture. It highlights organisations committed to fostering equity in the workplace, ensuring their women employees feel safe, heard, and valued.


What is the Great Place to Work Best Workplaces for Women™ List?

Created by a globally recognised organisation, Great Place to Work uses research-backed technology to survey staff members of a company. Using survey results, they inspect internal processes, procedures, initiatives, diversity, hiring practices, and more.

To be eligible for the Great Place to Work Best Workplaces for Women™ list, a company needs to be Australian, have a minimum of 100 employees of which 50% are women, and be Great Place to Work Certified™.


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Part of the evaluation to make it onto the list is about what women have reported in the general Great Place to Work survey. This covers everything from their trust of management to whether they feel supported by their colleagues.

They also consider how consistent women’s experiences are in the company. The remaining part of the evaluation is how well-represented women are in the team, at all levels.


An equitable workplace

We’re proud to cultivate a workplace that ensures an even representation of genders at all levels of our organisation. Women make up 50% of our board members, and 59% of the senior leaders at Hub. 64% of the people managers and 66% of the team at Hub are women.

Such a representation means that women are an essential part of all facets of our organisation; from the operation of our spaces, through to our back of house teams, policy and process creation, and leadership and executive levels.

To support the career development of our team, we also offer $1000 each year to put towards professional development. Many women at Hub have used this to attend ‘women in business’ events, talks, and workshops.


Our commitment to supporting parents

Starting a family is an important part of many our team’s lives, which is why we’ve made sure to consider how our policies can support soon-to-be, new, and returning parents.

For primary caregivers who have been at Hub for longer than one year, we offer 13 weeks of paid parental leave at a full salary, or 26 weeks of paid parental leave at a half salary.

For primary caregivers who have been at Hub for longer three years, we offer 18 weeks of paid parental leave at a full salary, or 36 weeks of paid parental leave at a half salary.

Given only 6% of employers in Australia offer more than 18 weeks of paid parental leave, our policies show we’re committed to being well above the national standard for supporting parents.


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What makes our paid parental leave offering unique, though, is our superannuation guarantee. The superannuation gender gap in Australia means that women have significantly less money saved for their retirement, because many of them don’t get paid superannuation over the course of their paid parental leave.

Our ‘superannuation guarantee’ policy ensures that superannuation is paid for the full 12 months of leave, regardless of how long parental leave is paid for.

We understand that there’s still a long way to go when it comes to supporting women of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities in our workplace, and based continual employee feedback, we’re always looking for ways to improve the experience of women at Hub.


Interested in working for Hub Australia? Check out our current vacancies.